Useful Information - Concealed Pistol License

Click here for the Washington State RCW Title 9.41 regarding firearms.

Concealed Pistol License Applications are accepted by our office 8:30 am to 4:15 pm, Mondays through Fridays excluding holidays. Concealed Pistol Licenses are valid for 5 (five) years. Processing time for both original and renewal applications is 30 days. It is recommended persons applying for a renewal license do so at least 30 days prior to expiration.

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 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia.

Dates and Times CPL Applications and Renewals are Accepted:

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am till 4:15pm. Closed between Noon and 1pm.
    Note: CPL applications will not be accepted after 11:45am for the morning and 4:15pm for the afternoon.
  • Closed on all normal government holidays and weekends.


  • 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: Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit

  • All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Payment is required at time of application.
  • Original CPL application: $48.00 or $49.00 with lamination
    (Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit)
  • Early Renewal CPL: $32.00 or $33.00 with lamination
    (Up to 90 days prior to expiration date)
    (Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit)
  • Late Renewal CPL: $42.00 or $43.00 with lamination
    (Up to 90 days past expiration date)
    (Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit)
  • CPL over 90 days past expiration date will be same fee as an original.
  • Replacement for lost, stolen, or damaged CPL: $10.00 or $11.00 with lamination
    (Cash, Check, Master/Visa Credit/Debit)

Download the full application packet here

Helpful Links:

DOL Firearms:

Federal Laws:  US Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 44

County Code:  Discharge of Firearms  Title 10.04

Alien Firearm License (AFL)