Applications for a concealed pistol license and/or a firearms dealer license can be obtained through the Police Records Department during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) Fingerprinting is required for all original/new concealed pistol license applicants and is only offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The records department is closed on all city-observed holidays.
Concealed Pistol License
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, a citizen of the United States (or permanent resident alien), and live within the city limits of Bellevue. Applicants must also show a valid picture identification and apply in person. If you do not have a Washington State driver license or ID card, you must provide proof you have lived in the state for at least the last 90 days. Fingerprints* must be taken for new applicants. If you are not a Washington state resident, you may apply at any local law enforcement agency in Washington State. For more information, please refer to the Department of Licensing, (Concealed Pistol License).
* Fingerprinting services are available only for individuals applying for concealed weapons licenses and firearm dealer licenses as well as Bellevue residents in conjunction with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. For other fingerprinting requests, please refer to a local business and/or outside agency.
A non-refundable fee of $49.25 is collected at the time of application. Once the license is approved, it will be mailed directly to the applicant. Allow 30 days for processing. A concealed pistol license is valid for five years from the date of issue.
You can renew your license 90 days before expiration and up to 90 days after expiration. A fee of $32 is charged up to the date of expiration. After expiration, and up to 90 days later, the fee is $42. If your license is more than 90 days past its' expiration date, you must apply for a new license.
A license can be replaced if it is lost or the owner has a name or address change. The cost for a replacement is $10. If you have a Washington state drivers license, you are required by law to notify the Department of Licensing within 10 days of moving. The address on file with the Department of Licensing must be your residential address, even if you use a post office box or alternate mailing address.
- The Bellevue Police Department is able to accept the following forms of payment: Cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard.
Firearms Dealer Licenses
To obtain a firearms dealer license, and for additional information regarding the requirements for dealers, please review these requirements. Fingerprints must be taken for new applicants. For more information, please refer to the Department of Licensing, (Firearms Dealers License).