Are you a member of the armed forces, out of state and need to renew?

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 apdrecords@cityofanacortes.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.


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1. Are you a member of the armed forces, out of state and need to renew?
2. When do I need to have a Concealed Pistol License?
3. Where do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?
4. What are the application hours?
5. Is there a background check?
6. Are there other requirements?
7. How long does it take before I receive my license?
8. What documents will I need to bring with me?
9. How long is my Concealed Pistol License valid?
10. How do I renew by Concealed Pistol License?
11. What if I lose my Concealed Pistol License?
12. Does Washington have reciprocity for Concealed Pistol Licenses with any other states?