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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Concealed Pistol License Renewals by Mail Late Fees Waived for Licenses Expired After March 17, 2020

City of Longview residents may now renew a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) or apply for a replacement CPL – by mail (U.S.P.S. only). New applications are not available through the Longview Police Department at this time. This change is in response to the closure of the LPD lobby due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renewal Application forms are available for download on the department’s webpage at: Be sure to read the instructions for submitting a concealed pistol license under the “renew”, “expired” or “replacement” tabs on the website.

 A phone number is not required on CPL applications but is encouraged when renewing by mail. This way, should the application be incomplete or should other questions arise, we avoid having to mail the form back to you which slows down the process.

You may apply to renew a CPL up to 90 days prior to its expiration date (“renew”). If your license is between one and 90 days past expiration, you may submit a Late Renewal Application (“expired” tab). Any license which is expired by more than 90 days cannot be renewed because it requires an original license application as well as fingerprinting. Fingerprinting is currently not available at Longview Police Department while the Governor’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy proclamation is in effect.

Military personnel who were unable to renew on time as a result of out-of-state deployment/assignment may qualify for an exemption to the 90-day renewal time limit. Military applicants must apply within 90 days of returning to Washington State and provide proof of deployment/assignment dates.

 If approved, the renewed/replacement concealed pistol license will be mailed back to the application within 30 days.

 For question on this process, please call our main office at 360-442-5800, press 1.

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