What is the waiting period in Washington State?
If you have a current WASHINGTON concealed carry permit, you must first be approved by the NICs check. This generally takes a few minutes. However, we can quickly obtain the following replies from the NICs system:
- Proceed – Your firearm will be delivered immediately.
- Deny – The transaction has been terminated by the FBI. You may appeal the decision directly with the FBI. (See UPIN, below)
- Researching – The system is busy and cannot produce results at this time.
- Delay – These will often clear in 24-48 hours
If you do not have a current WASHINGTON Concealed Carry Permit, your application will be sent to your local law enforcement office for approval. They have up to 10 business days to return a decision. After 10 days, we are able to deliver the firearm at OUR discretion. If we receive no response from the Chief LEO after 10 days, we will runs a NICS check, and with proceed we MAY deliver the firearm in accordance with Washington State Law. Police officers without a CPL are subject to the same waiting period as all other citizens.