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Cowlitz County residents living in Cowlitz County or outside Washington state may apply for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) online here or at the Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, excluding holidays. The fee is $49.25 payable in cash or check in person only or debit/credit card (with administrative fee).
Walk-ins are welcome, but fingerprints appointments take priority.
Fingerprints for Cowlitz County residents living outside city limits only may be done Tuesday-Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., excluding holidays. Bring your photo ID with current address and $10 cash only.
You may come into the Sheriff’s Office to have civil papers served. Fees start at $40 cash for a single document and go up from there. Please bring in the paperwork you want served when you inquire about fees.
Click on the Offender Watch button in the Sex Offender section of the Sheriff’s Office website to see nearby registered sex offenders.
You may apply for a permit at the Sheriff’s Office for no fee. You will need to know the land description, hauler’s information, and landowner’s information for this permit, but can take the permit with you and bring it back filled out.
You can check which jurisdiction you live in by visiting the Assessor's Office Parcel Search and searching for your address. Under the "General Property Info" you will see jurisdiction information.