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Appointment to get a CPL?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by camosolo, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. camosolo

    camosolo Tacoma New Member

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    I had a response to a handgun I am selling that I haven't come across before. Does a person have to get an appointment now in the state of Washington to get a CPL. My experience has been go down and fill out paperwork, get finger printed, and receive it in a few weeks. I have had mine for almost 30 years and I don't need to renew for 2 more years , so have things changed? Is it different in King county from Pierce county?
     
  2. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Some places yes. Whatcom County Sheriff just went to a appointment style. they can do only so much fingerprinting in 2 3hr windows, you have to make a appointment.

    In some places it is very busy for CPL.
     
  3. Zeshio

    Zeshio Olympia Active Member

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    Last time I checked Lewis County went that way too. They wanted you to fill your app out at home first then make an appointment to turn it in. John H gave the reasons for it: basically courthouses/admin staff are getting bogged down with a bunch of people (and some of them aren't even prepared and waste everyone else's time). Luckily for me I got my license last year and didn't have to deal with the new policies.
     
  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    About a month and a half ago I just took my renewal in to Clark County. Only one there and it only took a few minutes. Just had to pay the fees downstairs, bring receipt back, they checked the form, had me sign and told me they would take the full legal 30 days. And they did!

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  5. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    King County is also pretty busy, though I've heard, if you drop by the down office in Seattle, they'll accept a certain number of walk-ins. I didn't feel like rolling the dice, and with a tight schedule (job, family, LIFE), it was easier for me to make an appointment.
     
  6. camosolo

    camosolo Tacoma New Member

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    Thanks for some answers. I guess I will stick to my guns pardon the pun, and only sell to a current holder.
     
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    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    I only have positive things to say about Bellevue PD - I walked in (no queue), got my fingers scanned, filled in the form, and the background check was done the same day.