The King County Sheriff’s Office handles firearms dealer licenses for firearms businesses located in unincorporated King County, and the cities of Beaux Arts, Burien, Covington, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Newcastle, North Bend, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Skykomish, and Woodinville.
If you are applying for your first dealer’s license, there is a 30-day wait before the license is issued. You will be fingerprinted, and a background check will be conducted upon application.
What You’ll Need
- Federal Firearms License
- State Business License
- Your picture ID and (if renewing)
- Your current dealer’s license.
The $125 fee may be paid by a personal check or money order made payable to the Washington State Treasurer. Please note that we do not accept cash or second party checks.
Personal Checks must be:
- Preprinted, listing name, address, and phone number.
- Verified by two (2) pieces of identification. One of these must be a Washington State Driver’s License or I.D. card with a photograph or a major credit card. The customer’s I.D and the information on the personal check must match.
There is no renewal for a State Firearms Dealer License. A new application must be submitted each year, and you must be fingerprinted and backgrounded with each application.
Note: be sure to submit your application more than 30 days before expiration of your current license.
For questions regarding Firearms Dealer Licenses, please see: www.dol.wa.gov/business/firearms/fadealerreq.html