Purchase permits for firearms may be picked up during business hours. Please bring a picture ID as this entails a background check. If you are purchasing from a business that is a Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer (such as Gander Mountain or most gun shops), you do not need to come to our office. If you are purchasing from a private party, you need to obtain a permit during business hours. This will include a background check and require you to sign your purchase permit attesting that the information you provided to us is true. It will then be notarized by the Records Bureau at a cost of $5.00. After the purchase of the firearm, return the appropriate copy of the purchase permit to the Kentwood Police Department.