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What's new: Firearms

February 2021 - Happy New Year!

2021 Legislature

The legislative session has started and there are a few bills relating to firearms. There are very little that actually impact us. We are the record keeper of firearm transactions and CPLs.

Concealed Pistol License (CPL)

For questions about your CPL, please contact the law enforcement agency that processed it. Check their website for availability and updates on applying for or renewing your CPL. We don't issue or renew CPLs.

Firearms Online System

Our online system is stable and we continue to make small improvements. Washington State Patrol's new system may be up and running in 2024.

September 2020

Eligibility update

We submitted an Eligibility Report to the Legislature. This report is about the eligibility of individuals to possess firearms RCW 9.41.139. We will work with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to collect this data. They are creating a new background check unit and expect to complete it in 2023. We will wait until the unit is complete to collect the data.

Concealed pistol licenses

We maintain records of firearms transactions. We can’t provide data about how law enforcement is conducting their CPL business. Please contact them by phone or email to:

  • Learn about your options for getting a first time CPL.
  • Renew your existing CPL.

Questions? Need help?

Email us: firearms@dol.wa.gov

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