Getting a concealed pistol license

Where to apply

If you live… Apply at your local law enforcement agency – See Below…
In an unincorporated area of a county in Washington Your county sheriff’s office
In an incorporated city or town in Washington
  • The police department in your city or town
  • or
  • Your county sheriff’s office
Outside of Washington (not a Washington state resident) Any local law enforcement agency in Washington State

When to apply

Application hours vary from agency to agency.

What to bring

Contact your local law enforcement agency for information on what documents you will need.

Background check required

The law enforcement agency will fingerprint you and conduct a background check before you can be issued a license.

How long your license is valid

Your concealed pistol license is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued.

If your application is denied

The law enforcement agency will notify you of approval or denial.

Related laws

Washington Healthcare Finder
Access Washington – official state government website