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 (60 days for applicants residing out of state). You will be notified when all required background checks have been completed.
If you reside within Thurston County, or are a resident of another state, you may apply for a CPL at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. If you are a city resident, you may apply at the local law enforcement agency (Police Department) in the jurisdiction where you reside.
|Type of Permit||Fee|
|Late Renewal CPL||$43.00|
All permit fees include a $1.00 lamination fee for the license card.
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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
Thurston County Sheriff's Office
Main Office Address:
2000 Lakeridge Dr.
Olympia, WA 98512
Telephone: 360-786-5500 (press 0 on the menu)
Phone: (855) 642-2453