When is the best time to apply for a CPL?
To ensure your CPL application can be accepted, we recommend applying during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Unfortunately, we've had situations when our waiting time exceeds our service hours; when this occurs we stop issuing service tickets in our lobby. To avoid any hardship, we recommend you visit the counter earlier in the day.

If you are applying for a new/original CPL, please note that you may only apply between 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekdays. This is due to the change in hours we offer fingerprinting services; fingerprints are required for all new/original CPL applications and we cannot accept incomplete applications.

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1. How long does it take to process a CPL?
2. What is the status of my CPL application/renewal?
3. Can I apply for a CPL online or by mail?
4. When is the best time to apply for a CPL?
5. I am in the military/a military dependent and my home of record is not Washington. Does this affect where I may apply?
6. I moved. How do I update my address on my CPL?
7. I got married/divorced and changed my name. How do I update my name on my CPL?
8. Is my CPL valid in other states?
9. Is my out-of-state concealed weapon permit valid in Washington?