You have been misinformed,, or uninformed,, or is it mallinformed?
I dont know what, who, how or where you came to know what you think you know,,, BUT!!!
ANYBODY!!! can go to a Police station, if you reside in that city,, OR a county sheriff, if you reside in that county..
orrr,,, If youre just visiting Washington,,, dont reside here,,, you can go apply ANYWHERE!!!
Fill out a form, present your fingers for prints, and give them about 57$
They must issue in 60 days, assuming you are not prohibited...
Then they will mail it to whatever address you use on the license...