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Concealed Pistol Licenses
Obtaining a License
If you live within the city limits of Des Moines you would apply for a Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) with the Des Moines Police Department. If you do not live within the city limits of Des Moines, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Fingerprinting for the new CPLs is conducted on Wednesdays from noon - 4:00 pm. No Appointment is needed, as it is first come first serve. New applicants will fill out an application, sign forms, pay the $52.50 state fee, and be fingerprinted. A background check is also performed on the applicant. The fingerprints will be submitted to the FBI to verify identity.

The state fee for a CPL renewal is $32.00 and the CPL can be renewed 90-days prior to it’s expiration. If the CPL is renewed within 90-days after it’s expiration date, a $10.00 late fee is applied. Background checks are also performed on individuals renewing CPL’s. If the CPL is not past 90-days expired, you can renew it at the Police Department at anytime, 24 hours a day. If the CPL is past 90-days expired the applicant must start over with the entire process, as if it were an original CPL.

Lost / Damaged
A lost / damaged CPL can be replaced for a $10.00 fee.

Please note convictions for the following crimes will prohibit you from obtaining a CPL:
  • Any felony offense committed in this state or elsewhere.
  • Any of the following crimes when committed by one family or household member against another, committed on or after July 1, 1993:
  • Assault in the fourth degree
  • Coercion
  • Stalking
  • Reckless endangerment in the second degree
  • Criminal trespass in the first degree
  • Violation of the provisions of a protection or no contact order restraining the person or excluding the person from a residence.
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