General Information

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.


  • For an ORIGINAL CPL, you will be asked to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
  • If you are applying for a CPL RENEWAL, you may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL.
  • LATE RENEWAL applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL.  If you are applying after 90 days of expiration you will have to apply using the original CPL Application.
  • If you have a Kitsap County address or an out of state resident and your Washington State CPL is lost, stolen or destroyed, you may apply for a REPLACEMENT CPL from the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office regardless of where your CPL was originally issued if you are currently a resident in the county of Kitsap.


Pricing - All fees include a $1.75 license lamination fee.

Type of Permit Fee

Original CPL

Renew CPL $33.75
Late Renewal $43.75
Replacement CPL $11.75 

In addition, a service fee of $5.00 plus credit card fees will be applied to the cost of the CPL application.

  • Fingerprinting is required for an original Concealed Pistol License. Appointments for fingerprinting are generally available Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm excluding legal holidays.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Pistol License.


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Concealed Pistol License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

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:

  • be 21 years of age, or older.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien, or a legal alien temporarily residing in WA with a valid alien firearms license.
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide your original Immigration-issued Permanent Resident Card at the time of application.
  • You must live in the county of Kitsap, or outside of WA state, in the case of non-resident applicants.
  • You must have a current Driver’s License or State ID issued by Washington State or any other state. Passports are not accepted in lieu of a state issued ID.
  • If you have a Driver’s License or State ID issued by a state other than Washington, you may have a 60 day wait for an original application.

Accepted Forms of Identification

You will need to provide a copy of proof of identification. Accepted photo identification is:

  • A current Washington state driver’s license
  • A current Washington state identification card
  • Equivalent out of state identification
  • Law enforcement identification
  • Military identification card

For RENEWAL and REPLACEMENT CPL applicants, You MUST scan or take a picture of this and upload this as part of the application you submit or upload it via the order tracker -

ORIGINAL CPL applicants can bring a valid form of identification to the appointment scheduled.


Conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.070 and 18 USC Ch. 44

For the full list of current laws and rules regarding firearms, you can visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website or the Washington State Legislature website.

For More Information, Contact:

Kitsap County Sheriff's Office


614 Division St MS 37
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: 360-337-7101
Fax: 360-337-4923


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software