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.
If you reside within the city of Lake Stevens, or are a resident of another state, you may apply for a CPL at the Lake Stevens Police Department.
For an ORIGINAL CPL, you are required to provide us with one set of your fingerprints. We are currently outsourcing fingerprinting, and you may receive a fingerprint card from a 3rd party vendor of your choice. Cards must be mailed or dropped off at the Lake Stevens Police Department at 1825 S Lake Stevens Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. We recommend the following locations:
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 a city of Lake Stevens or out of state resident and your Washington State CPL is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may apply for a REPLACEMENT CPL from the Lake Stevens Police Department regardless of where your CPL was originally issued if you are currently a resident in the city of Lake Stevens.
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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:
Accepted Froms of Identification
You will need to provide a copy of proof of identification. Accepted photo identification is:
You can scan or take a picture of this and upload this as part of the application you submit or upload it via the order tracker - https://lakestevenspdwa.permitium.com/order_tracker
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.
Lake Stevens Police Department
1825 Lake Stevens Road
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Phone: (855) 642-2453