Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.
In Washington State, law enforcement agencies are required to follow local, state and federal guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs). Due to the detailed nature involved in conducting these background checks, processing times can take up to 30 days (up to 60 days for applicants residing out of state). You will be notified when all required background checks have been completed.
If you reside within Snohomish County, or are a resident of another state, you may apply for a CPL at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. If you are a city resident, you may apply to the local law enforcement agency (Police Department) in the jurisdiction of where you reside.
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Completing the Application
Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Pistol License. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority.
The applicant must:
What to bring to the appointment
You will need to show proof of identification. Accepted photo identification is:
Conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.070 and 18 USC Ch. 44
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
Snohomish County Courthouse
15928 Mill Creek Blvd
Mill Creek, WA 98012
515 Main St
Sultan, WA 98294
15100 40th Ave NE
Marysville, WA 98271-8905
Phone: (855) 642-2453