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Pistol Free Areas In Michigan

Individuals licensed to carry a concealed pistol (CPL) by Michigan or another state are prohibited from carrying a concealed pistol on the following premises:

  1. Schools or school property but may carry while in a vehicle on school property while dropping off or picking up if a parent or legal guardian
  2. Public or private day care center, public or private child caring agency, or public or private child placing agency.
  3. Sports arena or stadium
  4. A tavern where the primary source of income is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the glass consumed on the premises
  5. Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship, unless the presiding official allows concealed weapons
  6. Any entertainment facility that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more
  7. A hospital
  8. A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university
  9. A Casino

“Premises” does not include the parking areas of the places listed above in 1 through 8.

A pistol is subject to immediate seizure if the CPL holder is carrying a pistol in a “pistol free” area. The following penalties may also be imposed:

First offense: State Civil Infraction, $500 fine, CCW permit suspended 6 months

Second offense: 90-day misdemeanor, $1000 fine, CCW permit revoked

Third and subsequent offenses: 4-year felony, $5000 fine, CCW permit revoked

Furthermore, effective March 29, 2001, per Administrative Order 2001-1 of the Michigan Supreme Court:

“Weapons are not permitted in any courtroom, office, or other space used for official court business or by judicial employees unless the chief judge or other person designated by the chief judge has given prior approval consistent with the court’s written policy.”