Concealed Pistol Licensing

Application


The Kennewick Police Department accepts applications for concealed pistol licenses Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. View the Concealed Pistol Licensing (CPL) application (PDF). You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for a CPL.

Where to Apply


You may only apply to the city police department if you live within the city limits. Please apply at the county sheriff's office if you live in the county. Renewal licenses and replacement licenses are handled in the same manner. If you live out-of-state, you may apply at any Washington state police department or sheriff's office. We have 60 days to issue a license to a person who does not reside in the state of Washington and 30 days for Washington residents.

Submitting Your Application


Fill out the application completely and return it to our office. Please provide full middle name, maiden name under other names, the city and state of birthplace, and your residential address - not a P.O. Box address. You must sign and date the page titled Notice - Concealed Pistol License Applicants. A copy of your driver's license (or other picture ID) will be taken at the time you turn in your application.

Fingerprinting


The application process includes one full set of fingerprints to be taken and submitted to the Washington State Patrol Identification Section and the FBI. There is no additional fee charged for fingerprinting by this department. We do not require a full set of fingerprints on renewals or replacements. We will not accept fingerprints taken by another agency. Fingerprinting hours are only on Fridays, Noon until 4 p.m. It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete this before the 30 days have expired from the date you submitted your application.

Holding Applications


If the fingerprint card is not completed within this time period, the license will not be issued until you have been fingerprinted. We will hold approved applications for 60 days. You may have an additional 30 days to complete the fingerprinting process, but the 30 day issue time will start the day your fingerprints are taken. If your concealed pistol license permit is issued to you before the processed fingerprints are returned by the Washington State Patrol Identification Section and the FBI, and there is information later received that would deny you a concealed pistol license, your license will be revoked. If your concealed pistol license is revoked for any reason, you will not be refunded any portion of the license fees.

All licenses, if approved, are mailed to the mailing address listed on the application. If denied, you will be mailed a letter advising the reason you were denied.

CPL fees are as follows:
  • Late fee - $10 (*see below for info)
  • Original License - $48.00 (Valid for 5 years)
  • Renewal License - $32 (Valid for 5 years from expiration date on old license)
  • Replacement License- $10 (Valid until expiration date on old license)

Renewal


Licenses can be renewed up to 90 days prior to the expiration date or within 90 days after the expiration date. *If the license is renewed from 1 day to 90 days after the expiration date, there will be a $10 late fee added to the $32 renewal fee. If your license has been expired for more than 90 days, you must re-apply for an original license.

Kennewick Police Department's business hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. We are closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas day.

Aliens Firearms Certificate

Aliens or non-citizens are required to have an Alien Firearms License prior to applying for a CPL and/or purchase/possession of a firearm. The license is valid for 5 years and costs $50, plus an additional $12 for the FBI fingerprinting fee. It is issued by the Department of Licensing in Olympia, WA. All fees are non-refundable. ‘Declarations of Intent’ are not acceptable to apply for a concealed pistol license and/or purchase/possession of a firearm. Contact the Department of Licensing Firearms Unit at 360-664-6616 for forms. Any person who provides false information regarding citizenship may face permanent revocation of all firearm rights and/or be charged with the offense of False Swearing.