By law, you must have a concealed pistol license (CPL) when you are:
Washington concealed pistol licenses are recognized only in states with concealed weapon reciprocity. Handguns must be carried in accordance with the law of the state you’re visiting. Be sure to check the laws of the other state before traveling there with your handgun.
Your concealed pistol license is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued. You won’t receive a renewal notice, and it’s your responsibility to ensure your license hasn’t expired.
Please contact the law enforcement agency that you applied with.
If your license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may get a replacement from your local law enforcement agency. You’ll need to apply in person, and the fee for a replacement license is $10.
Yes, your license can be laminated.
By law, we can’t provide any information related to anyone’s record, except to law enforcement and correctional agencies.
You can request this information by completing a Firearms Record Certification Request. When completed, take the form and your photo identification to a local law enforcement agency.
You must petition the court where you were convicted, or petition the superior court where you live.
There isn’t a requirement to transfer ownership. However, both parties may complete a Pistol/Revolver Private Disposition/Transfer form voluntarily to report the change in ownership. You won’t receive a notification after we receive the form.