Online Concealed Weapon Permits Not Available To Everett Residents

August 30, 2019

Police Blotter

The new CPL being issued by SCSO.

You may have heard that the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is now offering concealed weapons permits online.

After doing a bit of checking we wanted to let you know that if you live in the city limits of Everett, Washington you are not eligible for that option. According to Shari Ireton of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office the online option is only for residents of unincorporated Snohomish County. If you live in Everett you still have to apply in person at the Everett Police Records unit at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett.

If however you live in unincorporated Snohomish County here are the details about the online permit program.

Snohomish County’s Concealed Pistol License (CPL), issued by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, has a new look.  As of September 1, 2019, CPLs issued by Snohomish County will be printed on plastic cards, similar to a driver’s license, replacing the old paper format.

The new CPL card is just one of several changes the Sheriff’s Office has made to improve CPL services for Snohomish County.  County residents may now also apply for a new CPL or renew one on-line, which means the application can be completed at their convenience at home or on their smart phone. The new system also provides an option to pay by debit or credit card (service fees apply), in addition to the no-fee options of paying by cash or check (at the Courthouse). Applicants are notified by email, text message or a phone call when their CPL is available after a background check is completed.  Previously, applications could only be handled in-person at the Snohomish County Courthouse or Sheriff’s Office precincts and lobby wait times could sometime be up to 45 minutes.

There are around 69,000 CPL holders in Snohomish County, about 8.6% of the county’s population.  Applicants unsure of where to apply can locate their law enforcement agency using the county’s Law Enforcement Look-up page.



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