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Getting a Washington State Concealed Carry Permit

Step 1

Verify that you meet the requirements for applying for a concealed carry permit. You must be 21 years old, not convicted of a felony
or found not guilty of a felony by reason of insanity and do not have any outstanding warrants.

Step 2

Pick up an application for a concealed carry permit at your local sheriff’s department or chief of police. You will have to submit this application in person.
When you go to pick up your application, it may save you time if you are prepared to fill it out on the spot.

Step 3

Pay a $60 application fee when you turn in your application. You will also need your driver’s license or state-issued ID and you must be fingerprinted.
Usually, you will be fingerprinted at the same time you turn in your application.

Step 4

Laminate your permit to carry a concealed gun or pay an additional fee to have it laminated.

Step 5

Renew your concealed carry permit after five years.

Step 6

Remember that you cannot carry a concealed gun with or without a permit at schools, courthouses, jails, mental facilities, and places where alcohol is sold and area is posted at the entrance that you must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Remember that just because the law allows you to carry a concealed firearm, you should have adequate training in its use and be aware of any laws that pertain to use of lethal force in self defence.