Licenses


Concealed Pistol Licenses
 

To apply for a 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, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. LICENSES ARE GOOD FOR FIVE (5) YEARS.

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 $55.25 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; $55.25
  • $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.
  • $19.25 collected for payment to the WSP 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.