Concealed Pistol Licensing

Application

Beginning June 28, 2021, the Kennewick Police Department will accept applications for new Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) in person ONLY.   Please call 509-585-4208 to make an appointment to submit your completed application and to be fingerprinted. The Kennewick Police Department will accept applications for concealed pistol licenses BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.   At your appointment, you will need to bring your identification and a check/money order made out in the exact amount to the “City of Kennewick”.   Debit and Visa cards are accepted as well.  To expedite process, the Concealed Pistol Licensing (CPL) application can be downloaded here Concealed Pistol Licensing (CPL) application (PDF). and filled out prior to your arrival at the Kennewick Police Department.  You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for a CPL.

The Kennewick Police Department will accept applications for renewals, late renewals, and replacement concealed pistol licenses Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  To expedite the submission process, the Concealed Pistol Licensing (CPL) Application can be downloaded here Concealed Pistol Licensing (CPL) Application (PDF) and completed prior to your arrival at the Kennewick Police Department.   You must be at least 21 years of age to apply for a CPL.

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.

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

For an original Concealed License:
  • Please contact the Kennewick Police Department at 509-585-4208 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule a Concealed Pistol License Appointment. 
  • If possible, fill out the application completely prior to arriving for your appointment.  Please provide full middle name and maiden name under “other names”.  Also, include the city and state of your birthplace, along with your current residential address – not a P.O. Box.  

Renewal or Replacement License:

  • Please complete the application and return it to the Kennewick Police Department in person between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For first time CPL Applications and Renewals:

  • You must provide your driver’s license, or other picture ID with proof of residency, at the time your application is submitted and a photocopy will be taken of your identification.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (509) 585-4208.

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 do not accept fingerprints taken by another agency.

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:
  • ALL FORMS OF PAYMENTS MUST BE EXACT AMOUNT
  • Late fee - $10 (*see below for info)
  • Original License - $49.25 (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.

Renewals for Members of the Armed Forces
Any Armed Forces Member that is unable to renew a license in person due to assignment, reassignment, or deployment for out of state military service, may mail in a completed application along with a copy of their orders, a copy of their photo ID, and payment in the form of a check or money order made out to City of Kennewick.

Mailing address:
Kennewick Police Department
Records Unit
211 W 6th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336

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.