Best place to apply for a WA non-resident CHL?

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Hi,
I live in Oregon and want to get my Washington concealed carry permit. I am wondering if any particular city or county is easier to deal with or more likely to get my permit to me more quickly? If there is already a thread that answers this please direct me to it.
Thanks! :)
 

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Just print up the application on line, go to the Clark Co. sheriff's dept. with $60, and that's about it. the Sheriff's dept. is right behind the Courthouse in downtown Vancouver (4th & Franklin I think). Usually a cadet behind the counter, who will start your paperwork and tell you to go downstairs to pay the cashier. You then bring him the receipt, get fingerprinted, and within 60 days (because you are non-res) you get it in the mail. It is SUPER easy for a non-resident to get a CHP in WA. I wish it were that easy for us to get one in OR.... :(
 
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I wish it was easier for out of state folks to get permits down here too, or better still I wish we weren't required to get permits at all! :)

I'll probably end up just going to the Clark County Sheriff's Office like you suggest but I'm still wondering if it's easier or quicker to get it anywhere else? I've heard that that down here there seems to be at least a bit of a difference in how CHL permit processing is handled by different counties...
 
Just print up the application on line, go to the Clark Co. sheriff's dept. with $60, and that's about it. the Sheriff's dept. is right behind the Courthouse in downtown Vancouver (4th & Franklin I think). Usually a cadet behind the counter, who will start your paperwork and tell you to go downstairs to pay the cashier. You then bring him the receipt, get fingerprinted, and within 60 days (because you are non-res) you get it in the mail. It is SUPER easy for a non-resident to get a CHP in WA. I wish it were that easy for us to get one in OR.... :(
+1. The Clark County people are very pleasant and easy to deal with.
 
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So...in Clark Co. there is no firearms class requirement? I have prior military training, so in Oregon that was sufficient and no class was needed. THis was back in the mid-90s though, maybe its changed. Do I just bring in ID, SSN, DD-214 and that's it? Anything else? I spend alot of time in WA working, so it would be a good thing to have in my pocket.

Keith
 
So...in Clark Co. there is no firearms class requirement? I have prior military training, so in Oregon that was sufficient and no class was needed. THis was back in the mid-90s though, maybe its changed. Do I just bring in ID, SSN, DD-214 and that's it? Anything else? I spend alot of time in WA working, so it would be a good thing to have in my pocket.

Keith
You should look up the current requirements on their website, but when I got mine there (8 or 9 years ago), all I had to do was produce my Oregon Driver's License and fill out their application. No proof of training requirement or DD-214 needed. They fingerprint you and take your money. At the time, no SSN was "required" although they tried hard to get mine. I have not been asked for any additional information when I renewed. The only problem I had was finding a place to park :)
 
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Just go to the class and get a Utah Permit then you can use it in Washington and over 30 other states
This can be a little misleading...
While the Utah permit is widely accepted, not all states accepting it are accepting the Utah Non-Resident permit.

By my last count, the Utah non-resident permit was accepted by 29 states. Being a Washington resident, I'm still required to have my home state permit which left 28 states accepting my Utah non-resident permit. And I still had to get an Oregon permit since Oregon doesn't accept any permit but their own :(

Having permits for WA, OR, and UT allows me CCW in exactly 30 states which still does not include Colorado.
 

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