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Concealed Pistol Licenses

Click the button below for Concealed Pistol License information and applications.  You can apply for a new application, renew your current application or change the address associated with your application.

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Fingerprinting Services

Click the button below for fingerprinting information. You can pay for your fingerprinting online and make an appointment for your fingerprinting session.  This is for NON-CPL General Fingerprints Only. This general fingerprinting service may not be used to schedule concealed pistol license fingerprints. Click Here for our CPL Application. 

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Concealed Pistol Licenses  The process is easier than you think.

Any Pierce County resident or non-Washington resident may apply for a CPL — sometimes referred to as a concealed carry or concealed weapons permit — to South Sound 911. Non-Washington residents may apply to any agency that is convenient*. Please note the online system will allow out-of-county residents to apply, however, the application will be rejected and any service and credit card processing fees will not be refunded.

Depending upon the city of residence, there may be alternative locations to submit a CPL application; however, residents of unincorporated Pierce County and the cities of Edgewood, Lakewood, Roy, Tacoma, and University Place may only apply at South Sound 911. Residents who live within the city limits of Bonney Lake, Eatonville, Gig Harbor, Orting, Puyallup, or Sumner may be able to apply at their respective local police departments. Hours and days in which residents can apply may be limited, so please verify procedures in advance.


  • For an ORIGINAL CPL, you will be asked to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
  • If you are applying for a CPL RENEWAL, you may not apply until 90 days prior to the expiration date shown on your current CPL.
  • LATE RENEWAL applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the expiration date shown on the current CPL.
  • If you are a Pierce 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 South Sound 911 regardless of where your CPL was originally issued.



Type of Permit Fee

Original CPL

Renew CPL $32.00
Late Renewal $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 Tuesdays through Saturdays, excluding legal holidays
  • Click the appropriate button on the left of the screen to proceed with an application for a Concealed Pistol License.

* The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Edgewood Police, Lakewood Police, Roy Police, Tacoma Police and University Place Police Departments DO NOT issue CPLs. Residents served by those agencies must apply at South Sound 911.

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Fingerprints and Other Services.  We are here to help.

Fingerprinting services are offered on an appointment basis at South Sound 911’s public counter (3580 Pacific Ave. Tacoma WA 98418). The service is offered during normal business hours. Photo identification is required (driver license, passport, etc.) at the time of service.

The public counter provides inkless (digitally scanned) fingerprints on an FBI FD-258 card provided by our office. If you require ink fingerprints or need your prints applied to a fingerprint card supplied to you by the requesting agency, you will need to contact another fingerprinting service provider or visit the Washington State Patrol’s office in Olympia.

In most instances, fingerprints cannot be sent electronically; the completed FD-258 fingerprint card will be provided to you. It will be your responsibility to submit the fingerprint card(s) to the requesting agency or business and obtain the proper ORI (a 9-digit originating agency identifier assigned by the FBI).

Our office only electronically transmits fingerprints for original concealed pistol license (CPL) applicants, local background checks needed for South Sound 911/Pierce County employment, and for certain licenses referred from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office (taxi, entertainers, peddlers, etc.).


  • $10.00 for the first card, $3.00 for each additional card.
  • Fingerprinting for a Pierce County Business License (entertainers, taxi, peddlers, etc.) is $44.25.
  • Fingerprinting for a Firearm Dealer License is $10.00.


Click the "Let's get Started" button to apply for fingerprints.

For More Information, Contact:

South Sound 911

Main Office Address:

3580 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma WA 98418

Telephone: (253) 287-4900


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Phone: (855) 642-2453