The Bellingham Police Department accepts completed Concealed Pistol License Applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
To be eligible to apply for a Washington State Concealed Pistol License (CPL) with the Bellingham Police Department, you must be at least 21 years of age, and reside within the city limits of Bellingham or be a non-resident of the State of Washington. If you do not meet the residency requirement, you must apply to the city or county where you reside.
An application must be filled out and fingerprints taken. A Washington State Identification Card, Driver’s License, or other picture identification is required for the background check.
Your license will be mailed to you in approximately 30 days if you are a first time applicant. Renewals and replacements will be processed and mailed upon completion.
Payment of the fee is due when you turn in your application. The fees are non-refundable if your application is denied. A CPL (if issued) is good for five (5) years from the date of issuance.
The fees for a CPL are:
- New Application $49.25
- Renewal $32 (90 to 0 days before expiration)
- Late Renewal $42 (0 to 90 days after expiration)
- Replacement $10 (If lost or stolen)