The Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clerks are responsible for a variety of tasks. They are the primary point of contact for most citizens, as they need access to records such as reports, LiveScan prints for employment or licenses, pistol purchase permits, and local records checks.

Obtain a Police Report
ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool) – allows a search of public records contained in the Michigan Criminal History Record Sections.
Accident Reports

Fingerprinting

If you need to be fingerprinted for licensing or job related activities call the number listed above to schedule an appointment. You must have your Michigan Driver’s License or a Michigan State ID card with your current address on it.

Concealed Pistol Licences

Applications and instructions for obtaining a concealed pistol license can be obtained through the Ionia County Clerk’s Office at 100 Main Street, Ionia. Fingerprints are taken at the Sheriff’s Office by appointment. Please call 616.527.5737 to make your appointment.
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Pistol Sales Records
Michigan State Police Concealed Pistol Law FAQs
Michigan State Police Concealed Pistol Application and Instructions

Gun Permit FAQs

  • How do I obtain a gun permit?

    How do I obtain a gun permit?
    If you are purchasing a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, you will no longer need a purchase permit. You will still need to submit a completed Pistol Sales Record to your local law enforcement agency after completing your purchase. If you are purchasing from a private party, or someone other than an FFL dealer, you will still need to obtain a License to Purchase, but it may now be obtained from any police agency in the state that issues them. In addition, there is no longer a written test, and the license to purchase is valid for 30 days, rather than 10 days as in the past.
  • What hours are you open for gun permits?

    What hours are you open for gun permits?
    Permits are processed on a first-come, first served basis at the front counter of the Sheriff’s Office, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except on Holidays.
  • How do I register a handgun?

    How do I register a handgun?
    To register a handgun, within 30 days of purchase, the buyer must return to the issuing agency, via mail or in person, the completed copy marked “MSP copy”. The handgun data will then be entered and officially registered to the purchaser. In order to correctly register the handgun, it is important that the information supplied be complete, legible, and correct.
    NOTE: Handguns are no longer to be brought into the Sheriff’s Office – inspections are no longer required.
  • Is there a different process if I have a CCW/Concealed Pistol License?

    Is there a different process if I have a CCW/Concealed Pistol License?
    For those with a concealed pistol license, the procedure is slightly different. CPL holders may purchase a handgun using a pistol sales record which is available online from the State of Michigan or from the Sheriff’s Office. To complete the process, the purchaser must then return MSP copy of the sales record to the Sheriff’s Office, where the handgun data will be entered and officially registered to the purchaser.
  • I have inherited a gun. How do I register it?

    I have inherited a gun. How do I register it?
    To legally take possession of an inherited gun, you must first obtain a permit to purchase, just as if you were purchasing the handgun from a private party or someone other than an FFL dealer. The next of kin or estate representative must sign as the seller. Then submit MSP copy of the completed permit to be registered within 10 days.
  • If I don’t end up purchasing a pistol, what do I do with the unused permit?

    If I don’t end up purchasing a pistol, what do I do with the unused permit?
    If you end up not purchasing a pistol, please return or mail the unused permit back to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Charles Noll

Sheriff Charlie Noll

Location:
133 Adams Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Closed Schedule

Phone:
Emergencies
Dial 911

Sheriff Records
(616) 527-5737

Jail/Inmate Info
(616) 527-5390

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