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As of October 1, 2019, law enforcement agencies that issue concealed pistol licenses (CPLs) shall develop and implement a procedure for the renewal of CPLs through a mail application process for any person who as a member of the armed forces which includes the national guard and armed forces reserves, who are unable to renew their CPL in person because of assignment, reassignment, or deployment for out of state military services.
What is required of the applicant?
The person applying for a renewal CPL under these circumstances shall provide to the LEA:
A copy of their orders designating the specific period of assignment, reassignment, or deployment for out of state military service.
Apply for renewal within 90 days before or after the expiration date of the CPL; and
Pay the renewal licensing fee or the late renewal fee depending on the date of application
Pass a background check in order to receive the renewed CPL.
How long is the license good for?
The CPL renewed under these circumstances takes effect on the expiration date of the prior license and is valid for a period of one year.
What is the renewal fee:
The non-refundable renewal fees have not changed subsequent to the one year expiration. The fees are $32 for the renewal and $42 for the late renewal according to RCW 9.41.070.
How to proceed:
If you qualify for the above process, please fill out the Concealed Pistol License Application, print it out, and email the completed application and a copy of your orders to the Records Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can print and fax the application to (360) 293-1935. Once we have your completed paperwork, we will contact you regarding payment.
RCW 9.41.050 requires you to have a concealed pistol license when:
For more information, please contact the Police Department at 360-293-4684.
In order to renew your current Concealed Pistol License you must be within 90 days of the expiration date and live within the city limits of Anacortes. If you are outside of the 90 days, please give us a call at (360) 293-4684 to determine your next steps. If you are within 90 days and within the city limits, you can come by our office Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
If you live in the unincorporated area of the county, you must apply with the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
Non-Washington residents may apply at any local law enforcement agency in Washington State.
If you live within the city limits of Anacortes, please give us a call at (360) 293-4684 to make an appointment. We are making appointments for Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The appointments take approximately 15 minutes.
Yes. You will need to be fingerprinted and a criminal history background check will be conducted before your license is issued. Fingerprinting is only done Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact the Police Department at 360-293-4684.
Yes. The following requirements must be met:
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. For more information, please contact the Police Department at 360-293-4684.
You will need to bring:
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. For more information, please contact the Police Department at 360-293-4684.
The APD Lobby is currently closed due to the current health crisis. However, we may be able to help you apply for a CPL or renew your existing one. If you live within the city limits of Anacortes, please give us a call at (360) 293-4684.
We may be able to help you replace your license if you live in the City of Anacortes, and your license has been lost, stolen, or destroyed. If you live within the city limits of Anacortes, please give us a call at (360) 293-4684. The fee for a replacement license is $10.
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 website provides a list of those states that have reciprocity with Washington for concealed pistol licenses. For more information, please contact the Police Department at 360-293-4684.