Concealed Pistol Licenses

COVID-19 Procedure

With City Hall closed to the public, the process to obtain your New Concealed Pistol License (CPL) is listed below. 

Obtain your fingerprints through Once you go to the site, set up your appointment. 

Scroll down to "Choose a category..." and select "ATF (non-employment) & Concealed Carry Weapons Permit Fingerprinting". You will then be asked what agency you are being printed for. Select "CPL Fingerprints (Lake Forest Park PD Applicants)", pick the location (Bothell or Bellevue Office) and the your desired date/time. Proceed through the rest of the application. Bellevue Finger Printing Service will set up your appointment. 

In the section that asks you for the tracking number just type N/A.

Please note: You will be responsible for the fingerprint fee Bellevue Fingerprinting service charges ($42.00).  This is not a fee Lake Forest Park pays. 

Once you have your prints completed, turn in the application to LFP records for processing. The application is located here: CPL Application

Please do not date the application until you submit it to us for processing. 

With the completed application (all 3 pages must be submitted to us) along with a copy of your WA State Driver’s license showing your Lake Forest Park address and a check made payable to: "City of Lake Forest Park" in the amount of $45.25 we will then process your application. 

You can mail the application to: 

Lake Forest Park Police Department - Attn: Records Dept - 17425 Ballinger Way NE, LFP WA 98155

Another option is dropping off the application (along with the fee) at City Hall. There is a payment box next to the voters box outside City Hall. Just make sure you put "PD Records" on the envelope

Please note: We cannot process the application if any of the documents are missing and not submitted to us. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office Monday-Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm at (206) 364-8216.

First Time Applicants (When City Hall is re-opened)

New Applications are processed by appointment only. Renewal or replacement applications don’t require an appointment. 

  • Schedule an appointment by calling 206-364-8216
  • Appointments are available Monday - Thursday (except legal holidays) between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. 
  • For Lake Forest Park residents only
  • All applications require a Washington State Driver's License or ID card with a Lake Forest Park address


Service Cost
CPL replacement (lost / stolen / damaged) $10.00
Late Renewal (Renewal Fee + $10 late fee up to 90 Days after expiration date) $42.00
Original application (Fingerprints Required) $49.25
Renewal (may apply up to 90 days prior to expiration) $32.00

Note: Fees are due with application submission. Fees can be paid either in cash, (exact amount) or by check. (Check must show your Lake Forest Park address and phone number.) All fees are non-refundable, even if the application / permit is denied.

Firearms Laws

State of Washington firearms laws can be found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9.41. The City of Lake Forest Park firearms laws can be found in the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code (LFPMC). Scroll the city list for Lake Forest Park, once there, type 9.06 in the search box.

If you don’t live in Lake Forest Park

If you do not reside in Lake Forest Park, you must go to the city or county in which you live in. If you are in an un-incorporated city, you can apply at the sheriff's office in the county in which you reside. 

Safe Storage Saves Lives

The Lake Forest Park Police Department in partnership with regional law enforcement partners, the King County Department of Health, and area retailers, have created the Safe Storage Saves Lives campaign designed to prevent deadly shootings, unintentional injuries and theft by focusing on secure firearm storage. For more information regarding this program and to find local retailers that are giving discounts for storage devices, go to the King County Lokitup website.