CWP Mail-in Instructions

Instructions to Apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit by Mail

The Seattle Police Department offers a convenient option to apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit by mail.

Fingerprints must be taken by a 3rd Party for all new applicants applying by mail. You will need to contact one of the vendors below and arrange to get fingerprinted, prior to submitting your application.

Once you have been Fingerprinted, you will need to submit your fingerprint card sealed by the selected fingerprinting service to the SPD Public Request Unit by mail, together with your completed application packet and fee.  

Below a list of vendors offering Fingerprinting services you may contact.

Business

Hours

Services Provided

Alliance 2020
www.alliance2020.com

Monday-Friday 
8am-4pm

Fingerprinting - Anyone

Bellevue Fingerprinting Service
www.bellevuefingerprintingservice.com

Monday-Friday
9am-4:45pm

Fingerprinting - Anyone

**Fingerprint vendors may charge fees for their services. 

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

•             Completed and Signed CPL Application

•             Copy of Current Valid Washington identification with a Seattle Address listed (Driver’s License, Permanent Resident Card)  School ID cards or expired cards are not valid.

•             Money Order or personal check in the amount of $49.25 payable to City of Seattle

•             Fingerprint cards in envelope sealed by business/agency who took them

 

Mail completed application and documentation packet to:

 

Seattle Police Department

Attn:  Public Request Unit/CPL Desk PO Box 34986

Seattle, WA  98124-4986

 

***Please also provide a method of contacting you in the event there are questions or issues with your submission.

Concealed Pistol License Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, citizens of the United States (or permanent resident aliens), and live within Seattle city limits. They must possess a valid picture identification or otherwise

provide proof they have lived in the state for at least the last 90 days.



Instructions to Renew a Concealed Weapons Permit by Mail

 

The Seattle Police Department offers a convenient option to renew your Concealed Weapons Permit by mail. 

  • Fill out the Concealed Pistol License Application  **Make sure to check the Box for “Renewal of license” at the top of the online form.
  • Print Application.
  • Make a Copy of your Washington State ID, as well as your current Concealed License.
  • Proof of residency – i.e (Utility Bill, Lease, Vehicle Registration, ect) – If the address on your state issued identification differs from your physical address
  • Mail the Concealed Pistol Application, the Copy of your current CPL and ID as well as a Check for $32 made out to City Of Seattle to:

Seattle Police
610 5th Ave
Seattle, Wa 98104
Attn:Public Request Unit/Firearms Desk

** Please note that if your license is 90 days or less expired, there is a $10 late fee


Instructions to replace a Concealed Weapons Permit by Mail

 

The Seattle Police Department offers a convenient option to replace your lost or stolen Concealed Weapons Permit by mail.

  • Fill out the Concealed Pistol License Application. **Make sure to check the Box for “Replacement license” at the top of the online form.
  • Print Application.
  • Make a Copy of your Washington State ID.
  • Mail the Concealed Pistol Application, your ID, as well as a Check for $10 made out to City Of Seattle to:

Seattle Police
610 5th Ave
Seattle, Wa 98104
Attn:Public Request Unit/Firearms Desk

** Please note that if your license is 90 days or less expired, there is a $10 late fee