Due to staffing shortages, the following changes in services will be implemented on Monday, March 14th, 2022. Please be advised, there are delays in processing times, we appreciate your patience and understanding


- Effective April 13th, 2023, the processing of CPLs and fingerprints will now be handled at the Civil/CPL Department window. It is located at the Sheriff’s Office HQ, on the bottom floor of the building (707 W 13th St).
- No out-of-state CPLs will be accepted or processed.

- ALL City residents are directed to their city police department for CPL services. If your city police agency does not provide these services, then you may make an appointment with Clark County.

- Residents in unincorporated areas of Clark County may make an appointment for original CPL applications. If you are unsure which jurisdiction you live in, use this link: https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/

- Clark County CPL renewals will be accepted.

General Information

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the firearm is to be used.

In Washington State, law enforcement agencies are required to follow local, state, and federal guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for issuing Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs). Due to the detailed nature involved in conducting these background checks, processing times can take up to 30 days (60 days for applicants residing out of state). You will be notified when all required background checks have been completed.

If you reside within Clark County, you may apply for a CPL at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.  If you are a city resident, you may apply at the local law enforcement agency (Police Department) in the jurisdiction where you reside.


  • For an ORIGINAL CPL, you will be asked to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
  • If you are applying for a RENEWAL CPL, you may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL.
  • LATE RENEWAL CPL applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL.
  • If you are a Clark County or an out of state resident and your Washington State CPL is lost, stolen or destroyed, you may apply for a REPLACEMENT CPL from the Clark County Sheriff's Office regardless of where your CPL was originally issued.



Type of Permit Fee

Original CPL

Renewal CPL $32.00
Late Renewal CPL $42.00
Replacement CPL $10.00 

  • For credit card transactions a nominal credit card transaction fee will be charged for each transaction. Charges will be viewable prior to transaction completion.
  • Fingerprinting is required for an Original Concealed Pistol License. Appointments for fingerprinting are generally available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm excluding legal holidays.
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Pistol License.


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CPL Information

Concealed Pistol License Requirements: must meet ALL requirements

Completing the Application

Answering all the questions on this standard application does not guarantee the issuance of a Concealed Pistol License. The determination whether to issue the license is at the discretion of the licensing authority. 


The applicant must:

  • be 21 years of age, or older.
  • be a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien, or have an Alien Firearms License.
  • If you are a permanent resident, you must provide your original Immigration-issued Permanent Resident Card at time of application.
  • only be unincorporated Clark County residents
  • have a current Driver’s License or State ID issued by Washington State or any other state.  No Military ID’s are accepted unless the expiration date on your ID says "Military"  Passports are accepted in lieu of a state-issued ID but you will need to bring proof of residency.
  • We do not accept Law Enforcement ID’s or Military ID’s as photo ID’s.

What to bring to the appointment

You will need to show proof of identification. Accepted photo identification is:

  • A current Washington state driver’s license.
  • A current Washington state identification card.
  • Equivalent out-of-state identification.


Conditions that may prevent the ability to obtain a CPL are listed in RCW 9.41.040 and 18 USC Ch. 44

For More Information, Contact:

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Main Office Address:

707 W 13th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660

Telephone: 564-397-2275 opt 0


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com