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Our lobby is open. We are offering appointments for fingerprint services, which includes new CPL's. Please call for an appointment if you live within the Kelso city limits. We cannot accomdate walk-ins due to occupancy limitations. A mask must be worn upon entry to city hall.

Concealed Pistol Licenses
 

To apply for a new Concealed Pistol License (CPL) you must reside in the city limits of Kelso. You must apply in person at Kelso Police Department located at 201 South Pacific Avenue, Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. LICENSES ARE GOOD FOR FIVE (5) YEARS. To apply for a renewal, late renewal or replacement CPL, you must apply in person at KPD Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30 pm.

Requirements include:
  • You must be 21 years of age when application is filed
  • You must be a United States citizen or have a valid Alien Firearms Certificate from the State of Washington Division of Professional Licensing in Olympia.
  • You must be eligible to own firearms under RCW 9.41.040 and 9.41.045.
  • You must not have a court order or injunction against possession of firearms.
  • You must not be pending trial, appeal or sentencing on a felony offense.
  • You must not have an order to forfeit firearms within the last year.
  • You must not have any outstanding warrants for any charge, from any court.
  • You must provide Washington State picture identification with current address on it.
     
For a NEW concealed pistol license:
  • Bring Washington State picture ID to the Kelso Police Department.
  • Complete a "CPL" application which can be obtained at the Kelso Police Department.
  • Pay a non-refundable $49.25 fee to the City of Kelso.
  • Be fingerprinted when turning in the CPL application (generally takes approximately 20 minutes)

          The information on the application will be used to do a background check to determine if   
          he/she is eligible to possess a firearm in Washington State. If the applicant is approved the
          CPL will be sent to their home address. If denied the applicant will receive a letter saying that
          the CPL has been denied. (Again, the fee is non-refundable if denied)

For RENEWAL of a Concealed Pistol License: 
     application can be submitted 90 days before the orginal permit expiration date
  • Bring Washington State picture ID and the expiring CPL to the Kelso Police Department.
  • Complete a CPL application form which can be obtained at the Kelso Police Department.
  • Pay a non-refundable $32 fee to the City of Kelso.

          The infromation on the application will be used to do a background check to determine if
          he/she is eligible to possess a firearm in Washington State. If the applicant is approved the
          CPL will be sent to their home address. If denied the applicant will receive a letter saying that
          the CPL has been denied. (Again, the fee is non-refundable)

For an EXPIRED Concealed Pistol License:
      within 90 days of expiration date - 90 days prior or after the expiration date.
  • Bring Washington State picture ID and the expiring CPL to the Kelso Police Department.
  • Complete a CPL application which can be obtained at the Kelso Police Department.
  • Pay a non-refundable $42 fee to the City of Kelso.

          The information on the application will be used to do a background check to determine if
          he/she is eligible to possess a firearm in Washington State. If the applicant is approved the
          CPL will be sent to their home address. If denied the applicant will receive a letter stating the
          permit has been denied.

For a REPLACEMENT Concealed Pistol License:

     If you lose your license while it is still valid, you can obtain a replacement license which is valid
     until the orginal expiration date

  • Bring Washington State picture ID to the Kelso Police Department.
  • Complete a CPL application which can be obtained at the Kelso Police Department.
  • Pay a non-refundable $10 fee to the City of Kelso.
     

Where is your money going?

The non-refundable fee, paid upon application, will be distrubuted as follows:

NEW LICENSE APPLICATION: $49.25
  • $15.00 to the state general fund.
  • $ 4.00 the agency taking fingerprints.
  • $14.00 to the license issuing authority.
  • $ 3.00 to firearms range account in the general fund.
  • $13.25lected for payment to the FBI for fingerprints.
RENEWAL: $32.00
  • $15.00 to the state general fund.
  • $14.00 to the license issuing authority.
  • $ 3.00 to the firearms range account in the general fund.

For more information please call us for non-emergencies at 360-423-1270.

Copy of CPL application click here.