Michigan's CCW permits are given on a "shall issue" basis. Finger printing is required and can cost up to $15 depending on the sheriff. The cost of the actual permit is $105. The permit is valid for 5 years. Michigan does not honor any non-resident permits from other states.
Concealed carry is the ability to, legally carry a gun that is not plainly visible. This applies to carrying it on one's person, or inside their vehicle. While many states allow concealed carry of a firearm on one's person with a permit, most do not allow concealed carry in a vehicle, or have strict guidelines on how the gun must be stored.
Most states require the applicant be at least 21 to apply for a permit, along with other requirements unique from state to state. There is a fee invaulved in getting a CCW which varies widly from state to state. Some states honor the concealed carry permit of certain other states (see the Permits Honored section for a complete listing).