King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht announced on Monday, Mar. 16, 2020 that the department – which contracts police services to the City of Burien – will be taking additional measures to increase social distancing in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Effective immediately, the King County Sheriff’s Office will not process any new Concealed Pistol License (CPL) applications. These applications require fingerprinting in close quarters that they do not think is safe for community members or employees at this time.

The King County Sheriff’s Office public facing service window in the King County Courthouse will be on shortened service hours until further notice. New hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Thank you for your understanding during this health emergency.”

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