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    I just called the hotline today to check my progress. They are still opening August mail, so they are a little behind. The woman seems to be very unenthusiastic about either giving out information or timetables. "We will get to it when we get to it", they tell me. I submitted mid September and I estimate it will be in just before Christmas. This wait is getting obnoxious. I don't think there is a conspiracy, but does anyone know if the law proscribes a maximum time allowed for the processing of applications?
    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help." -Ronald Reagan

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  3. Unhappy

    While I am in no way a lawyer, nor am I qualified to give legal advice, from my reading of the statute covering the issuance of a CWP in Florida, I see nothing that states any time period for them to actually issue one.
    I'm in the same boat. I called and was told me application was "in the system".....which means what? I have NO frigging clue! Nor was I about to ask the more than pleasant and oh so helpful person who my tax moneies pay for any other quesitons about the application. I got the impression from the very short conversation I had with her that she was bothered by my call to begin with and I should just sit down and shut up and and wait until they got around to my application and sending my permit. Do I think that's actually the case? No. I think the department is totally overwhelmed with applications and they're doing the best they can with what they have to work with. While I don't understand what is causing the bottleneck, I don't know the process they go through to issue a license. I do know that historically government has no desire to streamline ANY process to become more efficient.

    And so we wait.................................

  4. I called again this morning and was told (again) that my application has been scanned into the system. I asked if that meant there was a problem with the app or taht the system was just that bacaked up. The lady told me they were just that backed up with applications. She said there was no problem noted with my application, and to check back in a week or so if I don't receive it. I guess I just have to hope for it as a Christmas present.

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    They're backed up because of the huge influx of applications, and also they're unlikely to be taking on any new hires, due to the state budget cuts. There's not really any motivating factor to speed things up, either - it's not like they have to give a refund if they take too long.
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

  6. Quote Originally Posted by CZHipster View Post
    I just called the hotline today to check my progress. They are still opening August mail, so they are a little behind. The woman seems to be very unenthusiastic about either giving out information or timetables. "We will get to it when we get to it", they tell me. I submitted mid September and I estimate it will be in just before Christmas. This wait is getting obnoxious. I don't think there is a conspiracy, but does anyone know if the law proscribes a maximum time allowed for the processing of applications?
    You have to look at this from her side of it. How would you like to answer the same question all day long? I know how old that gets because I've done it for years. Working in a shipping department, giving directions is a necessary part of the job, yet it gets old doing it every single time you answer the phone. This is why businesses have gone to automated recording. While I don't like them, I can understand why they do it.

    There's also not much else they can tell you either. Why lie and give you a time frame when they have no clue when you will actually receive it? You may not like the way you were told, but it was an honest answer.

    There's something to consider when there is a long delay. I have read posts in a number of bulletin boards that state that a long delay is sometimes followed by a notification that the application was not filled out properly or the fingerprints did not go through. Think back and remember if you did everything correctly. One person did not have his application notarized. There was another where the notary public did not follow the instructions when he or she filled out their section. Others did not fill out their fingerprint cards correctly or their fingerprints weren't done properly.

    I was fortunate enough to apply earlier in the year. It came pretty quick. I triple checked the application and figerprint card before I mailed it out. Lucky me, they changed the time frame to 7 years right before they sent it to me.

    I hope that you get yours soon. The wait is a pain in the neck.

    Good luck!
    "What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."

    -Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787

  7. Thumbs up

    I finally got mine today!!! Sent it in September 18th and got it November 26th. I guess that's not too bad all tings considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicman007 View Post
    I finally got mine today!!! Sent it in September 18th and got it November 26th. I guess that's not too bad all tings considered.
    Congratulations! Are you a Florida resident or not? If not, when do you think you'll get to utilize the permit?
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

    Benjamin Franklin

  9. Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    Congratulations! Are you a Florida resident or not? If not, when do you think you'll get to utilize the permit?
    I live in florida. I put my gun on this afternoon.

  10. #59
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    I have been waiting since Sept. 8th, I called last week and was told it would probably be another 2 weeks due to the volume of apps that they had.Magicman, glad to hear yours came, I should get mine any day. as far as I know by law they have to process them in 90 days. someone correct me if I am wrong on that.

  11. #60

    Got It Yesterday!

    I got a letter from the Dept of Agriculture Yesterday. I was certain that they were going to say that there was a problem with my application. It was, however, my actual license! I live in NC, but am a Florida Resident, so I am doing the final checks on the NC laws and limits. Three months almost to the day since I sent it in.
    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help." -Ronald Reagan

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