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.

If you have a Spokane County address, or are a resident of another state, you may apply for a CPL at the Spokane Police Department. 


  • 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 are a resident of Spokane County 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 Spokane Police Department regardless of where your CPL was originally issued if you are currently a resident of Spokane County.


Per RCW 9.41.070 a non-refundable fee is required to apply.


Type of Permit Fee

Original CPL

Renew CPL $32.00
Late Renewal $42.00
Replacement CPL $10.00 
  • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
  • Fingerprinting is required for an original Concealed Pistol License. Appointments for fingerprinting are generally available Dowtown at the Public Safety Building Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00 am-3:15pm, or the Spokane Valley Precinct Tuesdays 9:00am-3:15pm closed lunch hour from 12:00pm-1:00pm and 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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CPL Information

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, or a permanent resident alien.
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide your original Immigration issued Permanent Resident Card at time of application.
  • You must live in the Spokane County, 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 or federal agency.
  • 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

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 -


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:

Spokane Police Department


1100 W Mallon Ave,
Spokane, WA 99260

For Permitium questions contact SPD Gun Desk: 
Phone: 509-625-4274
Fax: 509-325-0875


For Fingerprint questions contact Forensics:
Downtown Public Safety Building: 509-477-2334 ext. 2
Spokane Valley Precinct: 509-477-2334 ext. 3

For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453