Concealed Pistol Licenses Surging in Everett

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If you live in Everett you need to get your concealed pistol license from the Everett Police station in downtown Everett.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported today that the demand for concealed pistol licenses has doubled over the last couple of months. This is from their Facebook page…

We are experiencing an incredible surge in Concealed Pistol License requests at the Sheriff’s Office in the County Courthouse. To give you an idea, from Oct. 1-8, we processed 143 applications and from Dec. 1-8, we’ve processed 326. Wait times can be up to two hours.

If you need a CPL in the next few weeks, here are some ways we can best serve you:
-Visit one of our precincts or our partner cities(
-Bring a completed application with you (
-Arrive before 3 p.m., as applications are processed on a “first come, first served” basis.

The Everett Police Department does offer concealed weapons permits for those who live within the Everett city limits. Here are the rules for obtaining a permit.

You must be a resident of the City of Everett or live outside the state of WA to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) from the Everett Police Department. Applications may be picked up during normal business hours but are only processed when fingerprinting is available.

You do need to be fingerprinted in order to obtain a permit. Fingerprinting is offered at the north precinct at 3002 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett Monday through Friday from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the cost of $15 per card. No appointment is necessary. It’s on a first-come, first-served basis.

Permits are valid for 5 years.

The cost of an initial CPL is $50.75.

The cost to renew a CPL is $32.00 and may occur up to 90 days before or 90 days after its expiration. **If not renewed within these time limits, the process starts over with the initial CPL application.

The cost to replace a lost CPL is $10.00 but it must have been originally obtained through the Everett Police Department.

If you live outside of the Everett city limits here is a link to what you need to know to apply at Snohomish County.


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