General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Laws vary from state to state. 

In Washington State, law enforcement agencies are required to follow state and federal guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs). Due to the detailed nature involved in conducting these background checks, processing times can take up to 30 days (up to 60 days for applicants residing out of state). You will be notified when all required background checks have been completed.

If you reside within the city of Redmond, or are a resident of another state, you may apply for a CPL at the Redmond Police Department.  Residents of other jurisdictions, including those who live in unincorporated Redmond, must apply at their local jurisdiction or for unincorporated Redmond residents, at the King County Sheriff’s Office.  You may check to see if your address is within Redmond City Limits HERE.  Please verify that your address is within Redmond city limits prior to submitting your application or obtaining fingerprints from a 3rd party vendor.  The Redmond Police Department is not responsible for 3rd party fingerprinting fees. 

  • For an ORIGINAL CPL, You will be required to obtain a fingerprint card from a 3rd party vendor of your choice. Although you are not required to use them, the Redmond Police Department has had success with fingerprints taken by Bellevue Fingerprinting Services.  Bellevue Fingerprinting Services will submit your fingerprint card on your behalf. If you choose to use Bellevue Fingerprinting Services, please complete your application on this website prior to having your fingerprints taken, as you will need to provide your Permitium order number to the vendor at your fingerprinting appointment. This allows the vendor to notify us that your fingerprints have been taken, and Redmond Police Department will begin processing your application at that time. Should you choose to use a different vendor, you may still complete your application prior to obtaining your fingerprint card. Redmond Police Department will not begin processing your application until you bring your fingerprint card to the Redmond Police Department Records Unit during normal business hours.  An appointment may be required.

  • If you are applying for a CPL RENEWAL, you may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL. Fingerprints are not required.

  • LATE RENEWAL applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL. Fingerprints are not required.
  • If you are a city of Redmond or out of state resident and your Washington State CPL is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may apply for a REPLACEMENT CPL from the Redmond Police Department regardless of where your CPL was originally issued if you are currently a resident in the city of Redmond.



Type of Permit Fee

Original CPL

Renew CPL $32.00
Late Renewal $42.00
Replacement CPL $10.00 
  • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Pistol License.


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CPL Information

Concealed Pistol License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Completing the Application

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Pistol License. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority. 


The applicant must:

  • be 21 years of age, or older;
  • You must be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien, or an eligible non-immigrant alien;
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide your original Immigration issued Permanent Resident Card at time of application.  If you are a non-immigrant alien, you must submit a copy of your Alien Firearms License and your I-94 number;
  • You must live in the city of Redmond, or outside of WA state, in the case of non-resident applicants.
  • You must have a current Driver’s License or State ID issued by Washington State or any other state. Passports or Military ID’s are not accepted in lieu of a state issued ID.
  • If you have a Driver’s License or State ID issued by a state other than Washington, you may have a 60 day wait for an original application.

Accepted Forms of Identification

You will need to provide a copy of proof of identification. Accepted photo identification is:

  • A current Washington state driver’s license
  • A current Washington state identification card
  • Equivalent out of state identification

You can scan or take a picture of your identification and upload this as part of the application you submit or upload it via the order tracker -  If you choose to upload a copy of your ID, the Records Unit will mail your completed CPL to you.  If you choose not to upload a copy of your ID, you will be required to pick up your completed CPL in person and present your ID at that time.  An appointment may be required.


Conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.070 and 18 USC Ch. 44

For the full list of current laws and rules regarding firearms, you can visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website or the Washington State Legislature website.

For More Information, Contact:

Redmond Police Department


Address: 8701 160 Ave NE,

Redmond, WA 98052


Phone: 425-556-2600

Fax: 425-556-2540



For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453