Get a Concealed Pistol License

A NEW LOOK FOR CPLs!  Effective 07/08/2020

The Stanwood Police Department has implemented a new CPL to replace the old, paper license. As of July 8th, 2020, CPLs issued by Stanwood Police are now printed on plastic cards, similar to a driver’s license.  This is an example of the new  CPL:

CPL Sample

Who is eligible to apply for a CPL at Stanwood Police? 

Applicants must be Stanwood WA residents or out-of-state residents. This means you must have a 98292 zip code and your physical address must match the address on your driver's license. Washington residents who live outside of Stanwood WA must apply in the jurisdiction where you reside.  Applicants unsure of where to apply can locate their law enforcement agency using the county’s Law Enforcement Look-up page.

Any applicant convicted of a felony cannot have a permit unless their rights have been restored by the appropriate court.  Other conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.070.

How to apply for, renew or replace a CPL

Apply Online (Click Here) 

In-person applications are not being accepted at this time.

CPL renewals:  You may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL.

CPL late renewals:  Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL.

CPL Replacement: If your CPL is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may apply for a replacement regardless of where your CPL was originally issued. You can also apply for a replacement if you’d like to have the new plastic CPL card. 

What to bring

Applicants must provide one of the following state or federally issued photo identification:

  • A current driver’s license
  • A current Washington state identification card
  • Military identification card
  • A current passport
  • Law enforcement identification
  • Additional required documentation (if applicable):
  • Permanent resident card (green card)
  • Alien Firearms License

When will I receive my permit?

In accordance with RCW 9.41.070, a CPL will be issued to an eligible person residing in this state within 30 days after the submission of an application. Please note: An original CPL application is not considered submitted until fingerprints are submitted.  If the applicant does not have a valid Washington state driver’s license or Washington state identification card or has not been a resident of Washington for the previous consecutive 90 days, the CPL will be issued within 60 days after the submission of an application.

Out-of-State Residents

Washington has reciprocity for concealed pistol licenses issued by certain 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.

Alien Firearms Licenses

The Department of Licensing has additional application information for resident aliens living in Washington State who wish to apply for a firearms license.


Originals/New:    $49.25
Renewals:            $32.00
Late/Renewals:   $42.00
Replacements:    $10.00

For credit card transactions, a nominal credit card transaction fee and an online convenience fee will be charged for each transaction. These charges are non-refundable and will be visible prior to transaction completion. Credit card transaction services are provided by a third party vendor and the Stanwood Police only collects the fees in accordance with the Washington State statute.

In accordance with RCW 9.41.070 (5), RCW 9.41.070 (6) and RCW 9.41.070 (7), fees associated with applying for a CPL are non-refundable. In the event that you cancel your application, do not pick-up your license, or if you are found to be ineligible to lawfully possess a CPL/firearm, you will not receive a refund.