Welcome


 

John A. Turner, Sheriff

 

Contact Information:

Emergency 9 1 1
Office (509) 524-5400
Fax (509) 524-5480
Dispatch (509) 527-3265
Toll Free (866) 527-3268
Burbank Area (509) 545-8441


E-mail:
sheriff@co.walla-walla.wa.us

Office Hours 8:00AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Concealed Pistol License

When do I need to have a Concealed Pistol License?

RCW 9.41.050 requires you to have a concealed pistol license when:

  • You are carrying a pistol concealed on your person or,
  • You are carrying or placing a loaded pistol in a vehicle.

Where do I apply for a Concealed Pistol License?

If you live in the unincorporated area of Walla Walla County you must apply in person at the Sheriff’s Office in Walla Walla.  If you live in an incorporated city within the county, you are requested to apply in person at your local city police department.  Non-Washington residents may apply at any local law enforcement agency in Washington State.

Our address is:          

Walla Walla Co. Sheriff’s Office
240 W. Alder St., First Floor

Walla Walla, WA  99362

(509) 524-5400

What are the application hours?

Application hours are 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. Fingerprint hours are 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, excluding holidays.

What are the fingerprint hours?

Fingerprint hours are 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, excluding holidays

Is there a background check?

Yes.  You will need to be fingerprinted and a criminal history background check will be conducted before your license is issued.

Are there other requirements?

Yes.  The following requirements must be met:

  • Resident of Walla Walla County or a Non-Washington resident
  • 21 years of age or older at time of application
  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien with a permanent resident card (green card)
  • No pending trial, appeal or sentencing on a prohibitive charge
  • No outstanding warrants for any charge, from any court
  • No court order or injunction against possessing a firearm
  • No mental health prohibitors
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions for any of the following crimes when committed by one family member against another on or after July 1, 1993;
    • Assault IV
    • Coercion
    • Stalking
    • Reckless Endangerment
    • Criminal Trespass in the first degree
    • Violation of the provisions of a protection order or no-contact order restraining the person or        excluding the person from the residence

How long does it take before I receive my license?

After the application is completed and payment received, the process will take up to 30 days to complete.  If you do not have a Washington driver’s license or identification card or have not been a resident of Washington State for the previous consecutive 90 days, the process can take up to 60 days to complete. 

What documents will I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring:

  • Picture identification, (i.e. Washington driver’s license or identification card)
  • A fee of $52.50 cash, check, or money order made payable to the Walla Walla Co. Sheriff’s Office.   This fee is non-refundable.

How long is my Concealed Pistol License valid?

Your concealed pistol license is valid for five years from the date your license is issued.  You will not receive a renewal notice and it is your responsibility to ensure your license has not expired.

How do I renew my Concealed Pistol License?

If you live in the unincorporated area of Walla Walla County you must apply in person at the Sheriff’s Office in Walla Walla.  If you live in an incorporated city within the county, you are requested to apply in person at your local city police department. You may renew your license up to 90 days prior to the expiration date for a fee of $32.00, or up to 90 days after the expiration date for a late renewal fee of $42.00. You must provide picture identification and your current concealed pistol license. After 90 days you will be required to apply for an original license with a fee of $52.50. 

After the application is completed and payment received, the process will take up to 30 days to complete.  If you do not have a Washington driver’s license or identification card or have not been a resident of Washington State for the previous consecutive 90 days, the process can take up to 60 days to complete. 

What if I lose my concealed pistol license?

If you live in Walla Walla County, and your license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement license. You will need to apply in person at the Sheriff's Office in Walla Walla, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays, excluding holidays. The fee for a replacement license is $10.00. 

After the replacement application is completed and payment received, the process will take up to 30 days to complete.  If you do not have a Washington driver’s license or identification card or have not been a resident of Washington State for the previous consecutive 90 days, the process can take up to 60 days to complete. 

Does Washington have reciprocity for Concealed Pistol Licenses with any other states?

Washington has reciprocity or accepts concealed pistol licenses issued by a number of other states, so long as the handgun is carried in accordance with Washington law. The Washington State Attorney General's web site provides a list of those states that have reciprocity with Washington for concealed pistol licenses.

 

For more information about firearms law:

If you would like to obtain more information pertaining to state firearms law, call the Department of Licensing in Olympia at (360) 664-6616.  You may also write to:

Department of Licensing
Firearms Unit
PO Box 9469
Olympia, WA 98504-9649

For questions regarding federal law pertaining to firearms, or if you would like to obtain a copy of Federal Firearms Regulations, please write or call: 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

915 2nd Ave, Room 790

Seattle, WA 98174

(206) 389-6800