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Old 05-23-2016, 7:05 PM
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Walked into Kitsap County Sheriff substation in Silverdale Monday the 16th at around 9. I had the forms filled out and ready. No one was in line, so I handed over my forms, showed ID and waited for her to enter everything into the computer. After verifying she had everything correct I addressed an envelope to myself, that she provided. Then I handed over my credit card (2 dollars extra for using plastic), she ran it and then called me back for finger printed. She finished that quickly and sent me on my way, telling me they have up to 60 days to process my app.

Total time door to door was 8 minutes.

My WA out of state CCW arrived Friday the 20th.

They also told me it is okay for me to carry one of my daughter's guns when I fly into town so I don't have to hassle with TSA bringing my own. Very friendly folks up there.
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Old 05-24-2016, 6:01 AM
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Good to hear. The Silverdale sub-station is where my renewal CCWs were processed. Very convenient and professional. Much easier to go here than travel over to the main Sheriff's office at the County Seat in Port Orchard.
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Walked into Kitsap County Sheriff substation in Silverdale Monday the 16th at around 9. I had the forms filled out and ready. No one was in line, so I handed over my forms, showed ID and waited for her to enter everything into the computer. After verifying she had everything correct I addressed an envelope to myself, that she provided. Then I handed over my credit card (2 dollars extra for using plastic), she ran it and then called me back for finger printed. She finished that quickly and sent me on my way, telling me they have up to 60 days to process my app.

Total time door to door was 8 minutes.

My WA out of state CCW arrived Friday the 20th.

They also told me it is okay for me to carry one of my daughter's guns when I fly into town so I don't have to hassle with TSA bringing my own. Very friendly folks up there.
Congrats!

I was wondering if you did this as a non-washington state resident. Would you happen to know if they're friendly to CA residents?
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Congrats!

I was wondering if you did this as a non-washington state resident. Would you happen to know if they're friendly to CA residents?
They are super friendly to CA residents, got mine in Clark county couple years ago. Smooth & wonderful experience.
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They are super friendly to CA residents,

got mine in Clark county couple years ago.


Smooth & wonderful experience.
They treat you like an adult. The lines are short and the people are friendly. Reminds you of California in the 60's.

You'd think they like people and their jobs...

It goes so smooth, you might even consider moving there...
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They treat you like an adult. The lines are short and the people are friendly. Reminds you of California in the 60's.

You'd think they like people and their jobs...

It goes so smooth, you might even consider moving there...
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They are super friendly to CA residents, got mine in Clark county couple years ago. Smooth & wonderful experience.

Thanks you two for the confo! Looking forward for applying!
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Due to recent increase in applicants the King's County Downtown location now requires you to show up before 2pm for new applicants and before 4pm for renewals. Still no appointment needed. 60 day wait for Non-resident applicants. Hardly an inconvenience compared to CA.

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Due to an increased volume of requests for CPLs and other fingerprinting services, you are asked to arrive by 2pm at the downtown Seattle courthouse location for any original CPL application and any other fingerprint services. Please arrive by 4pm if you need a replacement or renewal CPL. Please note, for fingerprint services (whether for a CPL or other reasons) wait times may exceed two hours. Thank you for your patience..
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The Sheriff’s Office is able to process Concealed Pistol License applications for Out-of-State residents. Applicants must appear in person at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. The requirements are the same as with Original Concealed Pistol Licenses, and the fee is also $50.75. The waiting period to receive the Concealed Pistol License for non-residents is 60 days, and will be mailed once approved.
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Mason county processed me in 10 minutes and got the permit the next day.
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Mason county processed me in 10 minutes and got the permit the next day.
Wow, that's fast! Did you need an appointment?
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No appointment. Walked in and waited for the sex offender in front of me to go away. Done.
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Mason county processed me in 10 minutes and got the permit the next day.
Are you Washington Resident or out of state? How did you get the permit next day, they mailed it or you went and picked it up?
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Not to thread Jack but I literally just flew back from Belfair WA.

Spoke to a few sheriffs that have nothing but positive to say about CCW and residents.
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I'm a CA resident. My parents live in Bellingham. At this point in life I've gone through Bellingham PD (when they lived inside city limits) and through Whatcom county sheriff (when they lived outside the city). PD is a walk in process, Sheriff requires an appointment (but call often anyhow, they are super friendly). They have up to 60 days to process a non-resident. When I went with the PD it was roughly 10 years ago and it took almost took the full 60. I went with the Sheriff in May of this year and the permit was in my hand in less than 2 weeks. I'm guessing they just improved the processing of applications. It took myself and my parents all getting fingerprinted a total of 15 minutes at the Sheriff.

All that aside, I usually take 2-3 pistols and a rifle to visit my family (they have enough land to shoot in the back yard, so we get to run a lot of fun drills), and TSA never gives me a hard time. Generally the guys inspecting the weapons have a genuine interest in them as well and are more than willing to have a fun conversation about them.
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Went to Seattle for work this week. Stopped in the courthouse downtown to drop off my application, in and out in 10 minutes, said I'll have it in 60 days.
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Looked at my CCW phone app, and WA still gets you fewer states than AZ or UT. And with UT, you get WA, 30 day turnaround.

Is there any benefit to getting a WA-specific permit for a CA resident?

Good to know that it's very easy to acquire, though.

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I just did it because I was up there. We do a lot of work in WA, and my folks still live up here.

Looks to me like AZ+WA get you the same as AZ+UT.

The gentleman behind the counter already had the permit printed, filled out and signed before they fingerprinted me, I would imagine that as soon as you are cleared, they will mail it; it just stated they have up to 60 days to issue, not that they will take the whole 60 days.

ETA: I guess unless you travel to WA frequently, it probably has no benefit over UT; as you have to apply, and renew in person.
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