Concealed Pistol License

Who is eligible for a Concealed Pistol License?

Applicants must be Monroe City residents, at least 21 years of age, and a United States citizen.  Although you may have a Monroe postal code, you might not reside within city limits.  You can utilize the Snohomish County Interactive Map to determine which jurisdiction you reside in.  If you live in unincorporated Snohomish County, you must apply at the Sheriff's Office.  Any applicant convicted of a felony cannot have a permit unless their rights have been restored by the appropriate court.  See RCW 9.41.070 for all conditions that may prohibit your ability to obtain a CPL.

Please read the following before proceeding:

Click the following link to review important information about privacy related to your criminal history AGENCY PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS FOR NONCRIMINAL JUSTICE APPLICANTS prior to applying for a CPL.

How to apply for a CPL:

Original CPL application: In addition to completing the application, you will need to be fingerprinted.  Fingerprinting is by appointment only.  Please call 360-794-6300 or email PD records here to set up an appointment.

CPL renewals: You may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL card.  Renewals do not require fingerprints, but a completed application, copy of current photo identification, and payment are required.

CPL late renewals: Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL card.  Late renewal fees will apply.  If you are past 90 days from the expiration date, you will have to complete an original CPL application.

What to do if your CPL card is lost, stolen, or destroyed:

If you are a City of Monroe or an out-of-state resident and your Washington State CPL is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may apply for a Replacement CPL from the Monroe Police Department regardless of where your CPL was originally issued.

What to bring to your fingerprint appointment?

A copy of government issued photo identification.  The following identification is acceptable and must be current:

  • Passport
  • Washington State Driver's License or Identification Card
  • Equivalent Out-of-State Identification
  • Law Enforcement Identification
  • Military Identification

If applicable, additional documentation:

  • Permanent resident card
  • Alien Firearms License with original passport and U.S. issued Alien or admission number

When will I get my CPL?

CPLs will be mailed to eligible applicants within 30 days of receipt of all required documentation and completion of applicable background checks.

Armed Forces Renewal (Out-of-State Deployment)

Deployed members of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves, who are deployed out-of-state, may renew their concealed pistol license by mail.  This must be done within 90 days of the expiration of the existing CPL card.  The fee is $32 plus a late fee of $10 if applicable.  This renewal will only be valid for a period of one year. Contact the Monroe Police Department Records Unit at (360) 794-6300 or via email at PD records.  We will send you the application either electronically or via standard mail.  

Applications will need to be submitted with a copy of your deployment orders designating the period of deployment, a copy of a valid government issued ID, and a check payable to the City of Monroe for the applicable fees.

The law also allows for members of the Armed Forces to renew their license within 90 days of the expiration if they were deployed but have since returned to Washington state.  A copy of the original deployment order is still required, but the late renewal fee will be waived.


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.

License TypeFee
Original or expired over 90 days$49.25
Renewal (within 90 days prior to expiration)$32.00
Late Renewal (within 90 days after expiration)$42.00
Replacement (lost, stolen, or destroyed)$10.00
Lamination of CPL card$3.75

Firearms and Dangerous Weapons Laws and Resources

Changes to Firearms Laws in Washington State - Effective July 1, 2019

Washington State Firearms laws and regulations changed in 2019 due to voter approved Initiative 1639, as well as processing changes from the National Instant Background Check System, or NICS.  The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs have created a guide to help explain the changes taking place to firearms laws, including age limits for possession, background checks, storage, and waiting periods.