Florida CCW Wait time Update


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AWorthyOpponent
July 3, 2009, 05:09 AM
For those of you that are waiting for your Florida CCW to arrive, I have an update. My fiance sent in her application on Feb 3, 2009 and the check cleared my account on the 6th. The Permit arrived this afternoon, July 3rd. That means that the permit that has to be issued within 90 days (or three months) actually took just under 6 months...

I called today, asking to speak to a supervisor, to ask them about it and they said that it is 90 days from the time they begin PROCESSING the application. Technically they are withing the 90 day "shall issue" requirement with this and are still able to keep up with demand. It was not an issue, as I usually carry when we go out, but it is frustrating that it took this long nonetheless.

P.S. She looks Hotter now that i know she has that Kel-Tec by her side...(she has a small frame and wears tighter clothing...the P3AT is well hidden and she can shoot bulls-eyes at 10 yards)

<I don't post pics of guns that aren't mine, but it looks like this...>
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=100774&stc=1&d=1246608517

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divemedic
July 3, 2009, 07:15 AM
I sent my renewal in May, I got it back within 22 days. They lost my first renewal, I sent the second by certified mail. That may speed things up.

xXxplosive
July 3, 2009, 10:53 AM
How far in advance of your permit expiration date to you reccomend renewing ?

AWorthyOpponent
July 3, 2009, 04:09 PM
Small frame gun or small frame body? We're gonna need a pic of her in order to settle this I'm afraid.

Small frame body...and gun for that matter. So you wanna play wheres the gun huh...?

Okay, well...she wont let me take a pic of her with the gun exposed (we are looking at future LEO jobs) but here it is concealed:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=100799&stc=1&d=1246647369

PS. its in the front of her shorts. kinda unique (i think), we found it at a gun show. You cant tell a difference between it being there there and not...no I'm not taking a pic of her crotch for you...

divemedic
July 3, 2009, 07:51 PM
How far in advance of your permit expiration date to you reccomend renewing ?

As soon as the state sends you the renewal form. Send it with delivery confirmation.

xXxplosive
July 3, 2009, 08:49 PM
I didn't know they will send me a renewal form either......guess a fedex might be good on a return renewal so there will be a receipt.

kda
July 4, 2009, 01:17 AM
Arizona new CCW permits are running about 55 days (time to process and issue) from the date the application is received in Phoenix ... if the finger print cards are acceptable (machine readable). $60. Good for 5 years. Renewable after that. Nice system, good service.

Lots of applicants. People are getting nervous about the future I think.

AWorthyOpponent
July 4, 2009, 01:31 AM
So you wanna play wheres the gun huh...?

Okay, well...she wont let me take a pic of her with the gun exposed (we are looking at future LEO jobs)
Huh? You've blocked out her face and she is worried about her future LEO job going to someone else just because there's a pic of her online with a gun where her face isn't visible?

For the interview you must log in to any online thing you are a part of (facebook, myspace, and yes forums) and they view all of your posts. The know what i am a part of, because its all linked to my email. The face thing is more of a personal choice.

Back to my point in making the thread, the wait time for RENEWALS is significantly less, because they are prioritized. You should wait about 60 days for a renewal. That is if they don't "loose it"

divemedic
July 4, 2009, 07:18 AM
For the interview you must log in to any online thing you are a part of (facebook, myspace, and yes forums) and they view all of your posts. The know what i am a part of, because its all linked to my email.

I am in your neck of the woods, and I have not heard of a single agency doing that.

Old Guy
July 4, 2009, 07:51 AM
The Lady who is in charge of that Dept; was at a meeting I attended last month, when you hear how the State tried to REDUCE! her staff, try to steal $6,000,000 from the trust fund, collected from the applicants, for G licenses (Security Armed Officers) as well as CCW applicants, it is appalling.

Despite all that, she was able to get a bunch of new employees, and train them.

Up to last month the issued permits exceeded the total of all 2008.

I forget the number of drums of mail, un-opened! Sitting in the basement at one spell, now they are day to day. Good advice was given above... Get renewal notice... Mail it in! Next day.

Love Florida. Happy 4th of July.

chuckusaret
July 4, 2009, 12:37 PM
try to steal $6,000,000 from the trust fund
I hate to disagree but the governor temporarily stopped the xfer of $8M not $6M from the department and also allowed the hiring of 61 additional staff people, at request of
Mr. Bronson, to handle the additional applications. If the $8M is not encumbered funds by the end of the state budget year the funds are then transferred to the general fund as required by state statute. I suggest you review the state statute as it relates to the fund. It is not stealing and is done by local municipalities, states and Federal government; it is called managing the budget.

FS 493.6117 Division of Licensing Trust Fund.--There is created within the Division of Licensing of the department a Division of Licensing Trust Fund. All moneys required to be paid under this chapter shall be collected by the department and deposited in the trust fund. The Division of Licensing Trust Fund shall be subject to the service charge imposed pursuant to chapter 215. The Legislature shall appropriate from the fund such amounts as it deems necessary for the purpose of administering the provisions of this chapter. The unencumbered balance in the trust fund at the beginning of the year shall not exceed $100,000, and any excess shall be transferred to the General Revenue Fund unallocated.

Old Guy
July 4, 2009, 02:16 PM
Well if it was all above board, why the huge outcry against it? Including the NRA in force.

Constance N Crawford, Director Div; of Licensing seemed to think the funds collected directly from the Lic; applicants was to be used to fix the huge backlog, not into some slush fund, to help a shortfall of the billions, a drop in the bucket. And once it was used for that purpose, it would be gone!

As a G licensed Security Officer, I had an expired G license for longer than I would care to comment, even when the State info said my Lic was in force, it was not in my wallet.

It was an interesting meeting in an other matter, the same old misinformation surfaced, the .45ACP/Sig.357/.40 S&W Calibre, were much better than a 9mm, and private Security should be allowed to carry these superior semi-autos!

Which, are you waiting for it "Knock people down" 9mm just go on through and could injure innocents, hundreds of yards away, Hullo!

chuckusaret
July 4, 2009, 03:42 PM
Well if it was all above board, why the huge outcry against it? Including the NRA in force.

The failure to investigate, but most likely the NRA did not think, or care, if anyone would review Florida Statute

It is my understanding that the fund was set up to augment or completely offset the cost of the department/section that completes the gun permit applications and if there were remaining funds at the end of the budget year they would transfer to the general fund as does the majority of funds remaining in each department. The license fee is nothing more than a users tax and is just another source of revenue for the state. It is like the Obama "Value Added Tax" that you don't see in your annual tax bill but you will see it daily on just about every purchase in the future.

danbrew
July 4, 2009, 05:26 PM
For the interview you must log in to any online thing you are a part of (facebook, myspace, and yes forums) and they view all of your posts. The know what i am a part of, because its all linked to my email. The face thing is more of a personal choice.

You'd actually (either one of you) consider working for an agency that was that invasive?

What happens when somebody joins a forum with the same alias that you use here and enters subversive posts? Are you in trouble?

rm0615dc
December 4, 2010, 02:48 AM
Check cashed 11/12/10 by FL
License says issued: 11/29/10
Received in mail 12/3/10 (today!)
that is 21 days or 3 weeks

I live in California

gym
December 6, 2010, 12:16 AM
I got my 4th renewal 6 months early in the mail, did it online, had it back in 6 days, I mentioned this once before I had almost 7 months left on the old one, but hey that's just one less thing I have to do later

Tilos
December 6, 2010, 01:46 PM
Florida CCW renewal.
I was out of state and was having my mail forwarded, so the Post Office sent my renewal app. back to the state!!
Thanks Post Office...no wonder you lost over $7 Billion this year alone.

burley
December 6, 2010, 01:53 PM
I made an appointment at the USDA in Tampa, paid my fee, tested, photoed and printed within 20 mins and got my permit in 10 days.

therewolf
December 6, 2010, 02:56 PM
It's apparently getting better, I visited the D.O.A.C.S. office in Tampa, had my resident permit in 2 1/2 weeks.

It seems that if you go into their office and apply directly, you get the CWP faster.

If you go the easy route and mail it in, I guess you just have to wait.

perch
December 6, 2010, 08:05 PM
Wow, and here I was a bit miffed at Denver taking 100 of the legally allotted 90 days. At least the state law here specifies that it's 90 days from the day I turn it in. If it were from the date they begin processing here in this city... my feeling is that processing initiation may take a while.

Packman
December 7, 2010, 10:21 PM
I did my initial resident application last month. I put my envelope in the mail 11-3 and had it back on 11-29, so a total of 26 days. However, that included both Veterans day and Thanksgiving.

Full timeline:

11-3: Permit paperwork mailed out
11-12: Payment check cleared
11-22: Permit issued
11-26: Permit recieved

Slower than average, according to the guys who ran the class, but not too shabby. If anyone is interested, by the way, you can definitely take the class, do the livescan fingerprints and photo and have everything ready to go before you actually turn 21. Despite what the grouchy lady at the sheriffs office might tell you. :)

buy guns
December 8, 2010, 10:01 AM
I made an appointment at the USDA in Tampa, paid my fee, tested, photoed and printed within 20 mins and got my permit in 10 days.

I did mine in person at the Miami office and it took the same amount of time.

rm0615dc
December 25, 2010, 01:25 AM
FLORIDA:
Non Resident FL CCW in 21 days!
Check cashed 11/12/10 by FL
License says issued: 11/29/10
Received in mail 12/3/10 (today!)
that is 21 days or 3 weeks

I live in California
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UTAH:
Sent the Utah application at the same time Florida was sent (see above for Florida wait time).

Today in the mail, Dec 24, 2010, I got my Utah CCW...about 42 days total from start to finish!

writerinmo
December 25, 2010, 02:44 PM
I wonder if I got the non-resident permit (I have a current Missouri one) and then moved to Florida, would the permit be good until such time as they actually issued me a resident one? Yeah, I have too much time on my hands, lol...

RVSinOK
December 25, 2010, 06:11 PM
Florida honors your Missouri permit, so you're good to go! :D

http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/florida.pdf

Acera
December 25, 2010, 06:42 PM
My FL just arrived last weekend.

Mailed on Nov. 15th, Arrived Dec 18th.

33 days.

Not bad FL.

rfwobbly
December 25, 2010, 07:10 PM
PS. its in the front of her shorts.

Dang. I was sure the cat had an IWB. :p

buzman
February 16, 2011, 08:48 AM
Anyone recently get their Florida ccw by mail? How long did it take?

AWorthyOpponent
February 16, 2011, 07:04 PM
One friend got it about two weeks ago...took him a month from sent to received...

philpost
February 16, 2011, 11:50 PM
Took me 6 business days about a year ago. Yay Punta Gorda office!

MarkDido
February 17, 2011, 07:35 PM
About a year ago, the ratio of people coming to my office in Orlando for fingerprinting (Local S. O.) was about 75% "other" and 25% CCW.

Today it's more like 50 - 60% CCW and 40% other, so FDLE mey be getting backlogged.

YMMV ;)

Mark

gym
February 18, 2011, 02:02 PM
They are very early and quick with any type of license renewal, professional, even corporate, 5 months early, and email reminders every month or so. I guess that's a good thing.

oneounceload
February 18, 2011, 05:06 PM
I was talking to them a week ago - they are so backlogged, they will be taking the full 90 days and are anticipating going to overtime so as not to go over that time limit

MarkDido
February 18, 2011, 07:49 PM
I think the interest in guns, shooting sports and CCW has increased in the last several years.

I'm off on Mondays and Tuesdays and last week I popped in to my LGS at about 1:00 on a Monday afternoon and was pleased to see about 6 people in the store and several more on the range itself.

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