About firearms dealer licenses

New laws related to semiautomatic assault rifles take effect July 1, 2019. Read the full text of the laws or the Attorney General's FAQ on Initiative 1639 (atg.wa.gov) for more info. Subscribe to email updates for firearms dealers.

Where to apply

You can apply at the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where your business is located.

What to bring when you apply

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 dealer license.

How long your license is valid

No more than one year from the date of issue.

Related laws

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