How long did it take for your Concealed Carry License to come in?


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kashton
July 1, 2007, 05:57 PM
I just took my course last sunday and am eager for my license to come in. How long did it take for you? They say anywhere from 60 to 90 days.:confused:

Kevin

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skinnyguy
July 1, 2007, 06:18 PM
It depends on which state you are in, and in some cases, if you are a resident of that state.

Utah has up to 90 days for residents at this point.

Redneck with a 40
July 1, 2007, 06:19 PM
Here in Colorado, it took 3 weeks in my county. Other counties out here are as fast as a week.

Cousin Mike
July 1, 2007, 06:24 PM
I'm from Columbus (Franklin County), Ohio.

I took my class over the course of a weekend, the following week I was busy w/school and work, so I had to wait until Friday to turn in my paperwork.

I went in on a Friday afternoon with my $45, passport photo and certificate of completion (for the Ohio CHL class requirements)...

They called me the following Monday when they opened and told me to come pick up my license.

Total time between applying and recieving a license: about 42 hours.

Edited to add: It can take up to 45 days according to everything I've read. IIRC a friend of mine from the same class had to wait about 30 days for his, but I've never been arrested. He'd been arrested for a misdemeanor something-or-other, so there are pobably other factors that can delay getting your license.

p85
July 1, 2007, 06:32 PM
NC It took 77 days for mine to come in. Was told could be up to 90. This was back in March.

VHinch
July 1, 2007, 06:36 PM
GA - 60 days.

V

FDC
July 1, 2007, 06:40 PM
Mass--about 45 days. This was 3 years ago--it runs out next year.
New Hampshire Non Resident--about 10 days.

Kurt_D
July 1, 2007, 06:45 PM
LA = 30 days almost exactly. Mailed in just before Thanksgiving and got it right before Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to me.

jimmyraythomason
July 1, 2007, 06:52 PM
I walked out with it the same day I applied for it. Here in Blount County,Alabama we can renew our CCWs by mail. In fact my wife just put a postage stamp on our renewals.

FDC
July 1, 2007, 06:57 PM
LA = 30 days almost exactly.

That's good to hear. I'm contemplating getting an LA permit, just so I can go into Texas.

jimmyraythomason
July 1, 2007, 07:05 PM
When I first applied for my permit in 1973, I was 20 years old. I went to the County Sheriff's office,filled out the paperwork and waited for an "interview" with the sheriff. When I was able to talk to the sheriff,he asked standard questions like "what do you want to carry a pistol for?". Then he asked "THE" question which is very common in the South. "Who is your daddy?" When I told him he turned to his secretary and said "Write this man a pistol permit" then turned to me and said "If you're half the man your daddy is, you wont have any trouble getting this renewed". Something that I'll NEVER forget.

The-Fly
July 1, 2007, 07:26 PM
2 months for my CO permit (Larimer county).

it varies hugely by county though, the socialist counties in the Denver area WILL take 3 months (the legal max), and not a day less.

El Paso county (Colorado Springs area) has a kick ass sheriff who will issue in 1-2 weeks normally.


For my non resident Utah, about 2 months, but this was a year ago, I hear they are way backed up right now.

NH non resident was 2 weeks door to door.

mavracer
July 1, 2007, 07:36 PM
53 days here in KS

bpsig
July 1, 2007, 07:48 PM
Well I had to wait around 9 months for mine to come back. Seems it was a problem with the State wanted to know why I would need one. But then again this is Tn. They really didn't want to give any out. Bs wanted to know why i needed one or was I trust worthy etc. I guess so the local S.O. issued me a m16 to carry. But then it was just left and right hand not talking to each other. Nothing new there. It's around 45 days now. Boss found out and wanted to know why I needed one. Sometimes its best to keep the certifications comming and not let everyone know what you do.

prolanman
July 1, 2007, 08:13 PM
4 months in NY.

kashton
July 1, 2007, 08:15 PM
omg 9 months?? 4 months is even a really long time for a CCL to come in.

Nomad, 2nd
July 1, 2007, 08:18 PM
Bout 20 minutes.

Standing Wolf
July 1, 2007, 08:32 PM
Three weeks in El Paso County, Colorado.

Alphazulu6
July 1, 2007, 08:34 PM
Colorado = 7 days :D (yep it arrived 3 weeks before my drivers license and I applied for both the same day).

teknoid
July 1, 2007, 08:49 PM
I've been waiting on mine for a week. They told me at the Sheriff's office the state was running behind, due to the volume of permits. They were apologetic because it could take up to 21 days.

I like it here.

schwantz
July 1, 2007, 08:50 PM
10 minutes in Westmoreland County, PA.

welldoya
July 1, 2007, 10:05 PM
Florida - took mine 88 days to get to me from the time I mailed it in.
I called a few times and they said my fingerprints weren't back from the FBI
(on another call they said the FDLE so I don't know who was looking at them)
Most people I know got theirs back in less than 60 days. I hear that it can be as short as two weeks if you do the electronic fingerprinting.

shadowalker
July 1, 2007, 10:06 PM
In Boise for me and my wife it took 2 weeks, others have had the same turn around time.

rantingredneck
July 1, 2007, 10:06 PM
I think it was six weeks to the day.

Im283
July 1, 2007, 11:11 PM
in Tennessee it took me 29 days from paperwork and fingerprints to receiving it in the mail. It actually was issued in 21 days, the other 8 days was the mailing process I guess.

HotRod9mm
July 1, 2007, 11:14 PM
10 days, even though they said it COULD take 4-6 weeks. WA state

:cool:

xjetpilot
July 1, 2007, 11:17 PM
7 business days :)

fletcher
July 1, 2007, 11:35 PM
I think it was three weeks to the day I submitted my application.

gbran
July 1, 2007, 11:56 PM
Mine took 6 weeks here in CA.

Geno
July 2, 2007, 12:18 AM
It was just under two months, which is a full two months longer than it should have taken. The founding Father are rolling over in their graves at that thought!

Black Majik
July 2, 2007, 12:20 AM
4 months...

bpisler
July 2, 2007, 04:16 AM
6 business days,i dropped off my paperwork
at DPS on monday and received my ccw the
following tuesday.

sonyman74
July 2, 2007, 07:28 AM
Mine took about 32 days here in Louisiana but would have been a lot sooner if I did not have to redo the finger prints.

Lucky 7
July 2, 2007, 07:39 AM
I'm stationed in (Camden County) GA and it took exactly one week for mine to reach me via base mail system (which is always backed up). The probate court told me, however, that it would be 4 to 6 weeks. I guess that security clearance came into play.

Regards and Semper Fi!
-L7

Johannes_Paulsen
July 2, 2007, 08:07 AM
In Pittsburgh, it takes 3-4 weeks.

In Philadelphia, at least 5 weeks.

In just about every other county in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you can get it in 15-20 minutes.

jimmyraythomason
July 2, 2007, 11:03 AM
Who would have thought that a right would come with a time delay?

modifiedbrowning
July 2, 2007, 11:04 AM
Montana has to issue within 60 days, I received mine on day 59.

The Lone Haranguer
July 2, 2007, 12:09 PM
From the time I mailed in my paperwork (application, fingerprints and certificate of class completion) to the time I received it was just under three weeks.

hotpig
July 2, 2007, 01:49 PM
By mail it took less than one week after sending my ap for my PA license to arrive back to me.

msimonds
July 2, 2007, 01:52 PM
took mine 67 days > Texas

SevenMichael
July 2, 2007, 02:04 PM
Interesting you should ask.... I've just received mine ! :)

Here in Missouri, it's a shall issue withing 45 days and according to my CCW instructor it has been averaging 21 days.

I received mine on day 18 after submittal of my application to the county police. :D

However, as others have stated, it depends on where you live. Good Luck in getting your soon ! ;)

Creature
July 2, 2007, 02:22 PM
Who would have thought that a right would come with a time delay?

+1

The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

BBsteel
July 2, 2007, 03:07 PM
I'm a MN resident and applied for my Utah on April 26th. I called near the end of May and they said another 6 months. So I'm still waiting. They have a huge back log with us out of staters getting Utah permits. They are now catering to their resisdents which I can understand.

ddc
July 2, 2007, 04:52 PM
The WA process was surprisingly quick. Probably not much more than two weeks for the original.
The renewals have been even faster.

jefnvk
July 2, 2007, 06:01 PM
Been waiting close to 7 weeks in MI. Others to have applied lately have told me between six and eight weeks.

mlandman
July 2, 2007, 06:31 PM
about 6 weeks

Smokin Gator
July 2, 2007, 08:02 PM
I work as a county correctional officer. A few of the other officers applied and received their permits very quickly, some by the next week. Of course, no such luck for me. I kept checking and finally just waited for the girls in the office to tell me it was here. Ended up being about 2 months.

GunnyBob
July 2, 2007, 11:06 PM
7 working days. In Florida, going the electronic print way can be quite fast.

elkhuntingfool
July 2, 2007, 11:17 PM
a bit over 90 days.

MS .45
July 3, 2007, 12:22 AM
They told me 120 days and it looks like they weren't kidding. August 4th will be the 4 month mark. A little rediculous in my opinion.

Impax
July 3, 2007, 01:28 PM
Mail box to mail box was 4 1/2 months.

Black Adder LXX
July 7, 2007, 05:53 PM
Here in Florida, it took me 14 days door to door. Of course, I had my prints scanned, which reduces the time.

jhumkey
July 7, 2007, 06:25 PM
Almost exactly 60 days from mid Jan 07 till Mid Mar 07. Instructors said that was to be expected, it is a bit slower (more participants in classes) in winter months.

whatbrick
July 7, 2007, 07:45 PM
My Texas CHL arrived 33 days after they got it in the mail.

gsreimers
July 7, 2007, 08:34 PM
The law in Minnesota says that the county sheriff must issue the permit within 30 days. Mine took exactly 30 days.

Battlespace
July 7, 2007, 10:03 PM
My Kentucky renewal took about 2 weeks.

Czar
July 7, 2007, 10:10 PM
I got the call mine was ready 8 weeks after I submitted my application/prints/$. This was 2 years ago

(Douglas County, Colorado)

shootallatime
July 7, 2007, 11:04 PM
The time it's taking in Arkansas right now is ridiculous. 4 months is typical. Mine took 4 months 3 weeks and only came after I wrote the Regulatory Services Division of the AR State Police. Then I had to email the person who responded twice to get it mailed.

Cannonball888
July 8, 2007, 08:26 AM
Mine only took about 60 days. Florida has an option where you can pay an extra fee to have electronic fingerprints made and sent directly via computer for background check. This saves several months time compared to processing of paper prints. Well worth it.

greener
July 8, 2007, 09:36 AM
Anyone counting any required training in the times?

My Virginia CCW took about 2 weeks. Required training was waived based on prior military experience. At least there were no questions concerning my "need" for one. That might have elicited a "grumpy old man" response.

I guess I shouldn't complain about the regulatory hassle with CCW's since a lot of states seem to be relaxing their stance on them. If I live long enough I might understand the political logic of controlling crimes committed by guns by making it difficult for folks who follow the legal steps in purchasing and making it even more difficult for those who want to carry them out of sight, or at all, and are willing to go through the legal steps to do so. I'm sure criminals and criminals in training pay strict attention to the gun control laws. Of course, that dead horse has been beaten so many times that horses ought to be on the endangered species list.

kmrcstintn
July 8, 2007, 02:08 PM
the place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
the time: August, 2003
the duration between initial application and final approval: 3 weeks

factors: I am a Pennsylvania native and steady resident for 24 + years before relocating out of state for 8 years and returning in 2003; my original driver's license # was still 'active' and I was reissued my original when I returned in 2003; nothing more than a few moving violations and a car accident; honorable discharge from U.S. Army Reserve; PA has one of the 'easiest' processes for obtaining CCW...but we also have one of the lowest reciprocacy rates in the Union...I sometimes wonder if the only reason Florida recognizes PA CCW is due to the high volume of 'seasonal snowbirds' that come from PA for the winter :p

md7
July 9, 2007, 01:45 PM
120 days

skud_dusty
July 9, 2007, 03:08 PM
Haven't received mine yet, but supposidly in the county I live in it takes 3.5 weeks to hit your mailbox. They have up to 45 days legally to do it.

Rich K
July 9, 2007, 03:48 PM
Here in my county, Macomb, it took 6 weeks from turning in all my information.

psychophipps
July 9, 2007, 04:06 PM
In town here, it took me about 30-40 minutes. The digital reader wasn't reading my "rolled" prints worth a dang and my rolled inked ones weren't any clearer. Seems that I have naturally very shallow lands and grooves (I work in an office so it's not from solvents or abrasives).
I explained to the officer that I had just passed a full-tilt 10-year federal background check as I work at the local airport, that I know most of the local and county police personally as my Dad is a local fireman with over 20 years in service, the certificate that I was trained by a Portland Police Bureau instructor, I've never even had a parking ticket let alone been arrested, and that I'm a really sweet guy beneath my 6'4" 230-lbs exterior (honest!).

She let me walk out with crappy rolled prints and my CHP on GP (six blown out cards for each hand later)...
Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )

oweno
July 9, 2007, 04:20 PM
The best was a renewal in NH...the cop at the desk said "If you'll wait 5 minutes, I'll type it up...the Chief's upstairs so I'll take it up to him and he'll sign it right away. Nice, that.
Here in Florida, it took 60 days door-to-door but that was with fingerprints on paper, not scanned.

3fgburner
July 9, 2007, 04:33 PM
My Virginia CCW took about 2 weeks. Required training was waived based on prior military experience. At least there were no questions concerning my "need" for one. That might have elicited a "grumpy old man" response.

I've gotta renew in the next few days, myself (VA). My PA permit's good for another 3 years, except that we now have reciprocity. Greener, the "Need" crap went away when VA went shall-issue in 1995. As a matter of fact, when Fairfax County had their "legislative agenda hearing", whining to the legislature about how eeeville it was, local Senator was whinging about "They took away the need requirement... Wahh!". We all applauded, loudly.

My last PA permit was 6 days, mailbox-to-mailbox. Considering that the mail probably took about 2-3 days each way, turnaround must've been 15 minutes.

ronto
July 9, 2007, 04:33 PM
5 long months...Had to be printed twice...They had a problem with the first set...Usually issued within 90 days.

RNB65
July 9, 2007, 04:39 PM
About 10 days.

ecureed
July 9, 2007, 10:51 PM
around 4 months

samtechlan
July 11, 2007, 12:54 AM
It was about 3 months.

Guitargod1985
July 11, 2007, 02:20 AM
I live in Florida and I did the electronic fingerprinting. Got my license two weeks from the day I mailed it.

kashton
July 11, 2007, 04:30 PM
well i guess its just a crap shoot

eric.cartman
July 11, 2007, 10:06 PM
Here in FL,
it took 7 weeks.
With electronic fingerprints i've heard of people who had theirs in 10 days, mailbox to mailbox :what:

in PA it takes 30 minutes from what I hear :what:

blo0dyhatchet
July 11, 2007, 10:12 PM
I applied for mine 3 months ago....still waiting. Called the probate to see if i could get the status of my application, and she was a real b*tch. She told me it takes 4 months, she is the one that does it, so she knows, four months. Then she said, you know what....tell me your name, i will look it up for you. I said i will wait for it in the mail. She probably would have thrown it in the trash :p Rockdale Co. is crap.

ArchAngelCD
July 12, 2007, 03:09 AM
kashton,
You still haven't said where you live so someone could at least tell you what the normal time is for where you live.

As for me, it took around 15 to 20 minutes.

kashton
July 12, 2007, 12:12 PM
good point! I am in Houston, Texas.

teknoid
July 13, 2007, 01:47 PM
10 days for me in Kentucky. I just got it today!

Avenger
July 13, 2007, 09:28 PM
9 days in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio law allows you to submit the application in any county adjacent to that of your residence. I live in a county with a large population (Franklin county) and a police department that isn't exactly friendly regarding the permit process. Madison county, all of 10 minute drive away, has a much friendlier atmosphere.

a1huntingsupply
July 14, 2007, 02:01 PM
About 3 months. They did not like my first set of fingerprints, that's the reason for the delay. Im in Deer Park, Texas just a few minutes away from Houston.

busy_squirrel
July 14, 2007, 02:33 PM
Sno. co. WA- I got printed on Monday, received my card in the mail on Friday.:neener:

1man
July 14, 2007, 02:50 PM
When I got mine, I had to take the CCW class first and then apply for it. I finished the class and the next day I went up to the Police Headquarters to apply and they told me it will take 2-3 weeks to finish the background investigation, then a letter will be mailed to you stating the disposition. I received a letter in the mail 2 days later stating I've been approved. I went to pick up my license and asked(after they signed-off "effective immediately" on that present day) how long does the background investigation take. The clerk said 2-3 weeks!

I don't know how my license got approved so fast!

Xenia
July 14, 2007, 02:50 PM
I had to apply for an emergency permit so it was rushed through. I was told it could take up to four months. But I had mine in less then a month. (Also I had no interview with the gun board which I hear is very common..... but the people on the gun board already knew me as I work with criminals and had consulted with them as an expert on occassion.)

kashton
July 17, 2007, 07:18 PM
How do I check the status of my CCW license? I am in Houston, Texas

jefnvk
July 17, 2007, 07:26 PM
Well, I screwed up my last post. Actually took 7 weeks, 2 days in MI from the time I got fingerprinted, which was about 2 and a half weeks after turning in my application

denfoote
July 19, 2007, 03:51 AM
About ten days.
That includes an intervening weekend.
This was for my second renewal.

still442
July 19, 2007, 12:34 PM
3 weeks to the day, in Multnomah County Oregon.

nwilliams
July 19, 2007, 04:00 PM
couple weeks, maybe 3 if I remember correctly.

hotpig
July 19, 2007, 04:14 PM
1man

Did you have to stand in the line marked "Sex Offender Registration" to get your license? I know in the County that is were you had to go when it first started in the state.

budder
July 19, 2007, 06:02 PM
Only 39 days in GA. I was really lucky.

jfh
July 19, 2007, 06:26 PM
And, if I decode the permit number correctly, they issued 2,194 permits so far this year--or possibly, 2,194 in July alone.

The rush is over, but the Civil Service perfunctory in the office told me it would still take the mandated 30 days.

Jim H.

whatbrick
July 19, 2007, 07:52 PM
How do I check the status of my CCW license? I am in Houston, Texas

If they have received your application, they may have sent you a notice about where you can check the status online. You can also call Texas DPS (or email, I'm sure) for the same info. More than likely they will tell you something similar to "Processing application."

Contact Info below:

Online: Click here (http://www.texasonline.state.tx.us/NASApp/txdps/chl/common/jsp/selectTask.jsp)
Email: chl@txdps.state.tx.us
Phone: 1-800-224-5744 (I think that's the one)

nmlongbow
July 19, 2007, 09:58 PM
I just got mine last Saturday. It took exactly 90 days just like our local DPS said it would.
It's ironic that to get a CCW we have to complete 15 hours of class + range qualifying, fingerprints, background check and $100.00 to DPS. But anyone can open carry without having to meet any of these criteria.

crew590
July 19, 2007, 11:37 PM
I just turned in my application yesterday. :D They said it would take two to three weeks. We'll see.

Jay

CZ 75 BD
July 20, 2007, 12:18 AM
7 minutes and $7.50 in Jefferson County Alabama.

jimmyraythomason
July 20, 2007, 11:38 AM
CZ 75 BD, dontcha just live Alabama? My CCW permit (in Blount County) is $10.00 but next year they are going to $20.00. I hate having to pay for and get a permit to exercise a RIGHT but compared to what others on this forum have to go through,I can't complain!

kashton
July 21, 2007, 11:51 AM
I just got a letter in the mail on thursday telling me how to check the status. It has been about 3-4 weeks now. It says 'processing application' online. How long do you think it will be... I can't wait for it lol. It's taking so long it seems

xd9od
July 21, 2007, 12:56 PM
took my CCDW course on 12/2/06, had a certificate to take to my county sheriff on the 23rd, rec'd the lic a month later. 3mo later moved and informed the dept of chg of addy and had a new lic in a couple weeks.

kashton
July 22, 2007, 04:09 PM
what's the step after 'processiong application'? It says that when I logged in and checked the status... it seems like it's taking forever

DirksterG30
July 25, 2007, 08:17 AM
In Allegheny County, PA, my wife & I both got ours in about 20 minutes. Rumor has it that the new sheriff takes the entire 45 days allowed to issue the licenses.

Richard Simmons
July 25, 2007, 09:15 AM
Just under eight weeks. They ran the background check about three days after I submitted my application then promptly misplaced the application. Since I was told "45 days" I didn't start asking about it until my wife's came back approved, (she applied after me). That's when they found mine still at the police in a file where it wasn't supposed to be. It finally made it back to the commonwealths attorney on the 45th day and there it sat for another two weeks before being approved by the judge. It took numerous phone calls to get them to issue my de facto permit as required under VA law. They kept claiming they had never had one take over 45 days so they weren't sure how to handle it. I kept telling them the law tells you what to do you don't have to think about it. What should have been a two or three week process at best was totally derailed by someones lack of attention to the process. Still the folks I spoke with on every occasion were courteous and respectful. The problem was more in the process then the people.

sitedzn
July 25, 2007, 10:04 AM
7 calendar days from paperwork submittal. CHP class on saturday 1-13, monday was a holiday 1-15 (MLK Day), submitted in the PM on tuesday 1-16, CHP received in the mail 1-23. chesterfield co., va.

Chewie095
July 25, 2007, 12:14 PM
Waynesboro, VA 7 days from drop off of paperwork to issue.

Total of 13 days for the class, paperwork, and driving to pick up. They don't mail them in Waynesboro.

skud_dusty
July 25, 2007, 09:18 PM
Just got mine today, I'm now in the club:D:D

Took just under 3 weeks.

Owen
July 25, 2007, 10:28 PM
about 6 weeks

Owen
July 25, 2007, 10:31 PM
about 6 weeks for my resident SC CWP

about a week for AZ.

nmlongbow
July 25, 2007, 10:58 PM
It took me exactly 91 days from when I submitted the application in person. The lady at DPS said they were averaging 90 days when I took it in and that they would contact me sooner if there were any problems.
In NM, all it takes is 15 hours of training, fingerprints, background check and about $250.00 to tuck your shirt OVER your gun.
Open carry is legal without any $$ or time spent.

igpoobah
July 25, 2007, 11:01 PM
10 years ago in Arkansas is took the full 90 days that they were allowed to take.

RyanM
July 26, 2007, 12:30 AM
Non-resident permit from New Hampshire took about a week and a half, from the time I mailed in my application, to the time I recieved my license.

yongxingfreesty
July 26, 2007, 12:32 AM
6 weeks.

zeroskillz
July 26, 2007, 03:07 PM
I think mine was just over 60 days....
been awhile though.

mpmarty
July 26, 2007, 04:25 PM
My Oregon resident permit is issued by the local Sheriffs office and takes about ten minutes. My Washington State Non Res License takes half an hour in person in Vancouver WA. In both cases, I leave with a four year CCW in hand.

GeorgiaGlocker
July 26, 2007, 04:56 PM
In GA mine took 90 days.

jad0110
July 26, 2007, 09:12 PM
2 Weeks :neener:!

SeenUnseen
July 27, 2007, 12:35 AM
47 Days, including mailing time. It was postmarked on the 46th day. Yes, I know Virginia requires 45 days.

Stevie-Ray
July 28, 2007, 01:40 AM
4 months for the initial, and then almost 6 months for the renewal, damn this county.

B yond
July 28, 2007, 01:47 PM
Too friggin' long.
:cool:

gezzer
July 29, 2007, 02:23 AM
NH, 3 days as the Chief was off duty. (so was any officer) I love my small town!

kashton
July 29, 2007, 12:14 PM
I remember hearing that it would be 60 to 90 days for texas when I took mine. Does texas require 60 days or are they just giving an estimate?

MS .45
August 1, 2007, 05:55 PM
Mine came in today! Three days shy of four months. Rediculous it takes so long, but my wait is now over.

smithbm
August 3, 2007, 09:11 AM
Indiana resident took 60 days.

Pennsylvania nonresident took 7 days mailbox to mailbox.

It took six months for my Resident Connecticut license back around 2001(?) because they changed the application requirements shortly after I applied. Instead of processing the applications that were already in the system they made everyone reapply. They also waited to notify me of the new requirements until I called them at the 90 day point to get an update on my application status.

I called about my Utah nonresident permit last week. They're currently processing the applications that were submitted in March. That puts it at about a 5-6 month turnaround.

I've had six in-depth FBI background checks in the last 10 years (including secret clearances for the gov't). You'd think that they'd have a file on me about an inch thick that they could flip through in about 10 minutes.

SaxonPig
August 3, 2007, 11:13 AM
41 years.

But that includes the 40 years I lived in CA before moving where the Second Amendment still means something.

Papaster
August 3, 2007, 11:31 AM
In TX, the state by law is permitted only 90 days to have either issued a license, deny an application, or notify the applicant of any delays. Just before the 90th day I called the DPS to inquire, and they were wrapping things up, and didn't have an answer. I got mine about the 97th day after their receipt of my application (according to their records this was two weeks anterior to my submission, what happened to priority mail being 2-3 days?!?). I asked some people if this was typical, and for TX, it is. Most applications go the full 90 days the state is permitted. And many go longer, knowing that the law gives applicants little legal recourse, at least recourse that is worth while.

hso
August 3, 2007, 01:16 PM
My buddy just got his right at 3 weeks, same as mine.

mrreynolds
August 18, 2007, 01:11 AM
Hello everyone. I'm from New York N.Y. I submitted my application for a Utah non-resident CCW on 03/10/07 via USPS Priority mail. I received a letter on 07/30/07 dated 07/26/07 stating that it would serve as a provisional permit until the physical card was ready.

On August 13, 2007 I received my actual Utah CCW. 4 months, 2 weeks & 5 days.

crew590
August 18, 2007, 01:18 AM
Update on my earlier post. My license came in on the 13th. 3 weeks and 5 days after I submitted the paperwork.

Jay

annielulu
August 18, 2007, 08:04 AM
They have up to 120 days. I received mine in 32 days.

I think that was a good wait time for Nevada, considering that I opened the mail on my birthday and..................there it was!

American_Pit_Bull
August 18, 2007, 11:46 AM
In PA - Same day
In WV - One week

kashton
August 18, 2007, 04:06 PM
Just received my CCL in the mail yesterday :D heck yes!

53 days from the day I put it in the mail (Texas)

USAFrenegade
August 18, 2007, 10:33 PM
About 2 and a half weeks with jefferson county colorado, but i went in with my military qualifications. it shouldn't take more than a month or so, it just depends on the sheriff's dept.

Blueridge
August 21, 2007, 10:08 AM
NC - 21 Days!!!

The Permit is actually dated 12 days after I filed it.

First Shirt
August 21, 2007, 10:18 AM
Alabama: Had it when I left the Sheriff's office. Total elapsed time: 17 minutes.

xMetal
August 22, 2007, 03:05 PM
here in Ohio, they have 45 days, and I got mine in 9. Relatively easy and smooth process.

buzzard80
August 22, 2007, 03:15 PM
In VA, two weeks with no problems.

Cougfan2
August 22, 2007, 03:16 PM
I have permits for both Washington and Oregon. They both took 60 days to get after application. Neither Oregon or Washington are particularly "gun friendly".:mad: I am an Oregon resident. Oregon is a "shall issue" state. I applied for my Washington state permit in Vancouver, WA. Washington county Sheriffs can deny an out of stater getting a WA state permit for any reason and some Sheriffs in some counties just won't approve them.

suprmatch
August 22, 2007, 07:52 PM
PA it took all of two days. Drop off at police dept. one day to do back groud check. Day two took to courthouse to get pics and I'm done.

Viking6
August 24, 2007, 12:07 PM
don't remember for my VA CCW; but I recently received a reminder from Florida for my out of state CCW that's coming up for renewal in November.

noops
August 24, 2007, 12:14 PM
I think Oregon is 45 days. Mine came in 8. Not bad.

Neophyte1
August 24, 2007, 12:29 PM
Mecklenburg County NC: 87 days and a phone call
Our sheriff doesn't approve.

PITA

3-4 weeks for a gun permit

Craig

BlisteringSilence
August 24, 2007, 01:49 PM
10 years ago in Arkansas is took the full 90 days that they were allowed to take.

5 long months...Had to be printed twice...They had a problem with the first set...Usually issued within 90 days.

The time it's taking in Arkansas right now is ridiculous. 4 months is typical. Mine took 4 months 3 weeks and only came after I wrote the Regulatory Services Division of the AR State Police. Then I had to email the person who responded twice to get it mailed.

Let's see. I mailed off my packet and my check two days before tax day... so that's April 13th.... and got my permit 2 weeks ago..... that was August 10th....

So all told, mine took almost 4 months. According to one of my A-Troop buddies, there are only 2 women who work in that office, and they are angry. Angry with their life, with what they do, and all these stupid people who want to carry guns with them everywhere they go.

I moved, about 2 months after I applied. Bought a house in the same zip code. It took 5 phone calls to figure out what I needed to do for them. I didn't get to talk to an actual person until I called, asked to speak to their supervisor's supervisor, and he was wonderfully helpful. Walked down the hall to their office, retrieved the line, and handed it to one of the hateful ladies.

Arkansas sucks. I think the problem is that the CHL involves paperwork, and most people here can't read real good.

Gunbabe
August 24, 2007, 01:51 PM
Ohio here. One week and my husband had an extra check because he is from England.

EmGeeGeorge
August 24, 2007, 01:54 PM
2 weeks no class required

JLStorm
August 24, 2007, 05:59 PM
PA - 1 day
FL - 57 days
NH - about 30 days
ME - about 40 days
NV - less than 30 days
UT - 4 months and counting grrr....
CT - 4 months and counting as well.

bulgron
August 24, 2007, 06:58 PM
45 years and still waiting. I live in one of the CA counties that will be DEAD LAST in the nation to allow CCW, if they ever do.

I talk to my wife about once a week about moving to Arizona....

jgorniak
August 26, 2007, 11:04 PM
Everything I heard and read said South Carolina would take 85 - 90 days.

I received mine in 60. I attribute that to my CWP trainer, who is a local LEO and handled all of the paper work.

Still waiting on Utah; it's been 120 days (60 since they cashed my check).

DWARREN123
August 27, 2007, 12:15 AM
In Clarksville Tennessee, took 24 days from day I submitted my finger prints until it arrived in mail. I understand the city/county had nothing to do with time limit.

JLStorm
August 27, 2007, 02:13 AM
I recently called Utah and was told it would take at least 6 months, but should be right around the 6 month mark.

annielulu
August 27, 2007, 06:06 AM
Nevada has up to 120 days.

I got mine in 32 days.

Went to the mailbox on my birthday, there it was!

Great present.

1911RjB
August 27, 2007, 06:32 AM
45 days, it takes up to 60 in washington state for none residents, but about a week for residents.

rich0372
August 27, 2007, 02:27 PM
It's been 5 weeks so far....still waiting :banghead:

dec41971
January 28, 2010, 06:25 PM
Anyone counting any required training in the times?

My Virginia CCW took about 2 weeks. Required training was waived based on prior military experience. At least there were no questions concerning my "need" for one. That might have elicited a "grumpy old man" response.

I guess I shouldn't complain about the regulatory hassle with CCW's since a lot of states seem to be relaxing their stance on them. If I live long enough I might understand the political logic of controlling crimes committed by guns by making it difficult for folks who follow the legal steps in purchasing and making it even more difficult for those who want to carry them out of sight, or at all, and are willing to go through the legal steps to do so. I'm sure criminals and criminals in training pay strict attention to the gun control laws. Of course, that dead horse has been beaten so many times that horses ought to be on the endangered species list.
Depends on the county in VA. In Northern VA, like Arlington (Whats up with them? Ever heard of shall Issue???) it takes up to 5 months!!!! Seems to me the closer you get to DC, the time goes up proportionally. In DC and MD more like NEVER!:eek:

rha600
January 28, 2010, 06:33 PM
My FL one took about 30. but that was years ago and not people applying are getting their's back in as short as two weeks.

Bhamrichard
January 28, 2010, 06:36 PM
That makes sense, this thread was also years ago.. :rolleyes:

glove
January 28, 2010, 07:39 PM
Applied for mine last year Wayne county Ohio Went in Monday picked it up Wednesday. So 3 days for me. :)
Dave Z

Just One Shot
January 29, 2010, 08:23 AM
3 days

geektoad
January 29, 2010, 08:44 AM
4 days here.

Dodge DeBoulet
January 29, 2010, 12:05 PM
5 weeks for mine. Applied for it the first week of December last year, received it the 2nd week of January. I was warned ahead of time that it would take at least a month, and the volume is apparently still quite high in my area (Southern coastal Maine).

smince
January 29, 2010, 01:56 PM
Alabama: Had it when I left the Sheriff's office. Total elapsed time: 17 minutes. Had mine in about 10 :)

PA Curmudgeon
January 29, 2010, 02:06 PM
20 minutes, only because there were 3 people ahead of me in line. :neener:

York County Sheriff's Dept FTW!

oasis618
January 29, 2010, 02:10 PM
Mine took about an hour, but that was 11 years ago.

bellyup039
January 29, 2010, 02:13 PM
It took me 19 weeks. Of training that is. Once i got my "GOLD CARD" that has a pin on the back of it. I am covered nationwide. :)

searcher451
January 30, 2010, 01:22 PM
State law requires that a permit issued within 45 days. I think, IIRC, that mine came at Day 44. The issue wasn't waiting for the permit to arrive, however. The issue was getting an appointment at the local sheriff's department to go through the paperwork and fingerprint exercise. The wait was 10 weeks or so because of the backlog of people who wanted a permit.

mastap
January 31, 2010, 02:24 PM
Reporting in from CT. I just got mine last week and it took 4 and a half months.

Deltaboy
January 31, 2010, 04:15 PM
Mine in TX was little over 90 days but I got a letter from Texas DPS telling me they were delayed due to tech problems with their computer system. That was the Fall before OB got elected.

bikerdoc
January 31, 2010, 04:26 PM
We are a shall issue state. They say 6 weeks, but it is more like 3.
No notice of renewal so it is incumbent on you to get in early and renew

sparkyfender
January 31, 2010, 06:00 PM
In Indiana, my Lifetime took about 6 weeks to arrive.

Erik M
January 31, 2010, 08:47 PM
from when I attended the class, shot at the range, and 2 trips to the sheriffs office it ended up being 5 weeks total.

JW2
January 31, 2010, 08:47 PM
Well it's been 4 months now and I called Friday to find out they lost my application and my money, so now I have to go through it all over again. It was hand delivered to them too.

martywj
January 31, 2010, 10:48 PM
It took 90 days almost to the day for mine. My wife got hers in less than 60. The apps were sent in at the same time. Mine took longer because of some youthful drinking problems from 30 years ago. I had a couple of public intoxication arrests and a DUI arrest(but no conviction, great Lawyer).

45Frank
February 1, 2010, 08:11 AM
6 weeks to the day and I did the leg work, made it go quicker.
Thanks for the reminder about the renewing!!!

spsko
February 6, 2013, 04:18 PM
I live in Columbus County NC.
Its been well over 90 days now and I still cannot get an answer from the Sheriff
as to when they will issue the permit.
General Statute requires max of 90 days. They say, "we don't go by that" We'll call you when it's ready.

Good luck everyone.
02/06/13

browneu
February 6, 2013, 04:26 PM
I'm from Columbus (Franklin County), Ohio.

I took my class over the course of a weekend, the following week I was busy w/school and work, so I had to wait until Friday to turn in my paperwork.

I went in on a Friday afternoon with my $45, passport photo and certificate of completion (for the Ohio CHL class requirements)...

They called me the following Monday when they opened and told me to come pick up my license.

Total time between applying and recieving a license: about 42 hours.

Edited to add: It can take up to 45 days according to everything I've read. IIRC a friend of mine from the same class had to wait about 30 days for his, but I've never been arrested. He'd been arrested for a misdemeanor something-or-other, so there are pobably other factors that can delay getting your license.

Same here in Columbus Ohio. Class sunday, paperwork Monday, license Tuesday.

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Fleetman
February 6, 2013, 06:54 PM
In Texas (2007) it took almost three months (submitted end of June, received CHL Sept 23)....when we moved to Pa we sent our applications via e-mail on a Tuesday (2010) and got a call from the Courthouse at noon on Thursday to come get our photos taken and we had our LTCF (License to Carry Firearms) by 2PM that day. The Sheriff also told us our Texas license was good in Pa for 30 days once we established a permanent residence. Pa rules!

ArchAngelCD
February 6, 2013, 11:10 PM
Wow, this is a 6 year old thread. Over the past 6 years laws, rules and sheriffs have all probably changed.

Takem406
February 6, 2013, 11:34 PM
Bout two and a half months for Montana. I open carried until then though.

In God and Glock we Trust

pockets
February 7, 2013, 08:05 AM
Ohio, Franklin County....Where they have a separate section of the County Sheriff's building set aside specifically for CHL processing.
For my original CHL, I picked it up 3 days after I applied.
For my renewal; They handed me the new card after I handed them the fee (and after photo, fingerprints, and quick phone call). The entire renewal process took all of 15 minutes and is good for five years.
.

TIMC
February 7, 2013, 08:13 PM
Took less then 2 weeks to get my Texas CHL back in December 2012. I thought it would take some time since my last renewall took over 3 months so I sent it in as early as I could. I was very supprised how fast it was returned. I guess it was because I did not have to take the class this time or qualify since it was my third renewall.

Newcatwalt
February 7, 2013, 09:34 PM
I just renewed mine. It took 90 days. Waaaaaaay tooooo looooong.

msrfrog
February 8, 2013, 09:07 PM
7 months today in rural NY .

45Frank
February 9, 2013, 08:22 AM
7 months today in rural NY .
I didn't know you could get a CCP anywhere in NY?

msrfrog
February 9, 2013, 09:52 AM
I didn't know you could get a CCP anywhere in NY?
You can NYC is very hard. You need money and a reason.
Then upstate it is shall issue. They have to give you one unless there is a reason not to give it. Time frame varies county to county .

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