Getting CCW in King County Washington

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    Getting CCW in King County Washington

    Just applied for my CCW at the courthouse in Seattle. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it took them to receive their CCW from King County
    in Washington. Let me know... Thanks :-)

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    I received my Washington State CPL license from the King County Sheriff office 30 days after my application and fee were accepted at the courthouse downtown.

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    King County has a reputation for providing very good service related to CPLs. My renewal took only about 30 minutes.

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    yeah i made it in and out in about 40 minutes or so... the service at the courthouse was great.... no complaints whatsoever

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    Another good thing about Washington is that, when you are renewing, you can go to any police or sheriff's office that does licenses, to renew, even if it is not the one where you originally applied, or the one in your city. I have renewed in three separate cities over the years, just because it was closer or more convenient than trying to get home after work before my local LE shop closed.

    The only question I got was, "Why are you renewing here instead of Seattle?" "Because it's handy for me to do it today." The answer was always, "OK" and they went right ahead and did it on the spot.

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    It took a little under 30 days, and this was a couple of months back. Pretty decent service, and nice people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by papaduke View Post
    Just applied for my CCW at the courthouse in Seattle. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it took them to receive their CCW from King County
    in Washington. Let me know... Thanks :-)
    30 days.

    That's the maximum allowed by state law. Smaller counties and cities get pretty quick, but I can't imagine that King County doesn't have a bit of a backlog.

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    applied 3 weeks ago so hope it gets here at 30 days

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    Used to be pretty fast but they said on the news 2 nites ago that the whole state is seeing more than double the # of applications and they dont have the personnel to handle them all. So it's going slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    Used to be pretty fast but they said on the news 2 nites ago that the whole state is seeing more than double the # of applications and they dont have the personnel to handle them all. So it's going slower.

    Good luck!
    They're required by state law to stay under 30 days... I wonder how they're handling that.

    What news did you see that on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    They're required by state law to stay under 30 days... I wonder how they're handling that.

    What news did you see that on?
    Yes I know. They didnt mention the state deadline but said that it was taking longer and they had shifted other personnel to the task.

    And I usually listen to King 5 but it could have been one of the others too.
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    Getting CCW in King County Washington

    I think you can find the 30 day limit by reading the CCW portions of the state law. You can find them online.

    My take (no proof) is that King County tries to be as close to 30 days as they can. Some in other counties report much faster turnarounds. Reports in King are almost always near 30 days.

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    Yup 30 days max. They have to give or deny by then

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    Got mine last year before all this jazz started and I got mine on the west side of the sound in a week. The fbi must be buuuuuuusy

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    Getting CCW in King County Washington

    In King? If so that is interesting. But I'm guessing you mean Kitsap.

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