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CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSES

Staff Specialist
Bobbee Poplawski
bpoplawski@co.grant.wa.us
509-754-2011 ext. 468 VM 10


Concealed Pistol Licenses are processed at the Sheriff's Office, 35 C St NW, Ephrata.

You can get get your CPL processed at the Sheriff's Office during the following hours:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fees: Cash, check or money order payable to the Grant County Sheriff's Office

  • New CPL $52.50 (this lower cost effective Mar. 19, 2012)

  • Renewal $32.00 (90 days before the expiration date up until the day of actual expiration)

  • Late Renewal $42.00

Fingerprints are included when you apply for a new CPL and are used as part of a criminal background investigation. 

*** Download your Concealed Pistol License Application  ***

FAQs:

When do I need to have a Concealed Pistol License?

RCW 9.41.050 requires you to have a concealed pistol license when:

 

  • You are carrying a pistol concealed on your person, or

  • You are carrying or placing a loaded pistol in a vehicle.

 

Where do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?

If you live in the unincorporated area of Grant County you must apply in person at the Sheriff’s Office in Ephrata.  If you live in an incorporated city within the county, you must apply in person at either the city police department or Sheriff’s Office.  Non-Washington residents may apply at any local law enforcement agency in Washington State.

Our address is:        
Grant County Sheriff’s Office
35 C Street NW
Ephrata, WA  98823
509-754-2011 ext. 468 then press 0

What are the application hours?

Application hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, excluding holidays. The application process takes about 10-20 minutes.

 

Is there a background check?

Yes.  You will need to be fingerprinted and a criminal history background check will be conducted before your license is issued.

 

Are there other requirements?

Yes.  The following requirements must be met:

  • Resident of Grant County or a Non-Washington resident

  • 21 years of age or older at time of application

  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien with a permanent resident card (green card)

  • 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

  • No mental health prohibitors

  • No felony convictions

  • No convictions for any of the following crimes when committed by one family member against another on or after July 1, 1993;

    • Assault IV

    • Coercion

    • Stalking

    • Reckless Endangerment

    • Criminal Trespass in the first degree

    • Violation of the provisions of a protection order or no-contact order restraining the person or excluding the person from the residence

 

How long does it take before I receive my license?

If you are applying for your first concealed pistol license, it may take up to 30 days to complete the background check before the license is issued.  If you do not have a Washington driver’s license or identification card it can take up to 60 days.

 

What documents will I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring:

  • Picture identification, (such as your Washington driver’s license or identification card)

  • A fee of $52.50 cash, check, or money order made payable to Grant County. This fee is non-refundable.

How long is my Concealed Pistol License valid?

Your concealed pistol license is valid for five years from the date your license is issued.  You will not receive a renewal notice and it is your responsibility to ensure your license has not expired.

 

How do I renew my Concealed Pistol License?

If you live in Grant County, you may renew your concealed pistol license in person at the Sheriff's Office in Ephrata, during the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, excluding holidays.  You may renew your license up to 90 days prior to the expiration date for a fee of $32.00, or up to 90 days after the expiration date for a late renewal fee of $42.00. You must provide picture identification and your current concealed pistol license. After 90 days you will be required to apply for an original license with a fee of $52.50. 

 

What if I lose my concealed pistol license?

If you live in Grant County and your license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement license. You will need to apply in person at the Sheriff's Office in Ephrata, during the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, excluding holidays. The fee for a replacement license is $10.00.

 

Does Washington have reciprocity for Concealed Pistol Licenses with any other states?

Washington has reciprocity or accepts concealed pistol licenses issued by a number of other states, so long as the handgun is carried in accordance with Washington law. The Washington State Attorney General's web site provides a list of those states that have reciprocity with Washington for concealed pistol licenses.

 

For more information about firearms law:

If you would like to obtain more information pertaining to state firearms law, call the Department of Licensing in Olympia at (360) 664-6616.  You may also write to:

Department of Licensing
Firearms Unit
PO Box 9469
Olympia, WA 98504-9649

For questions regarding federal law pertaining to firearms, or if you would like to obtain a copy of Federal Firearms Regulations, please write or call: 

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

915 2nd Ave, Room 790

Seattle, WA 98174

(206) 389-6800

 

For additional information, please select this link www.atf.gov.

 

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