A Firearm Purchase Permit allows the holder to legally purchase a handgun. It is a permit required by the state and federal government.
Residents of the City of Lowell must obtain a Firearms Purchase Permit from the Lowell Police Department prior to the purchase of a handgun. Residents of Lowell and Vergennes Township must obtain the Firearms Purchase Permit from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.
To obtain a Firearm Purchase Permit, city residents must appear in person at the Lowell Police Department, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. A resident must present a valid, photographic identification card at the time of request for the permit.
There is no cost for the permit. A Firearm Purchase Permit is valid for 10 days.