Support Services Bureau - Firearms Unit


Download the full application packet here

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Unit processes Concealed Pistol License applications for residents of Thurston County or Out-of-State residents. This unit is also responsible for processing Pistol Transfer applications for unincorporated Thurston County residents.

Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL’s) are valid for 5 (five) years. Processing time for all CPL’s (Original, Renewal, Late Renewal and Replacement for Lost, Stolen, or Damaged) is approximately 30 days. It is recommended persons applying for a renewal license do so at least 30 days prior to expiration. If the expiration date has passed by more than 90 days it will be an original application.

Where to Apply:

  • City residents: may apply at the local law enforcement agency (police department) in the jurisdiction where they reside.
  • County residents (unincorporated): apply at the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.

County Residents (unincorporated) Location to apply:
Thurston County Sheriff's Office
        2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Bldg. 3
        Olympia, WA  98502

Contact Information:
Phone:    (360) 786-5524
         Fax:        (360) 786-5275

Times of Operations:
Monday through Friday 8:30a-12:00p and 1:00p-4:30p.
         *Closed weedends and all government holidays.
         *Note:  CPL applications will not be accepted after
          11:45am for the morning and 4:15pm for the afternoon

ALIEN FIREARM LICENSE application: here

Requirements to apply at the Thurston County Sheriff's Office:

  • NO children are allowed in the processing area and they CANNOT be left alone in the lobby.
  • Resident of Thurston County or Out-of-State resident.
  • 21 years of age or older at time of application.
  • United States Citizenship.
  • No Felony convictions or prohibitive domestic violence convictions.
  • No pending trial, appeal or sentencing on a prohibitive charge.
  • No outstanding warrants for ANY charge, from ANY court.
  • No court order or injunction against possessing a firearm.

FEES for CPL's:  Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit:

  • All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is required at time of application.

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