Thread: CHP wait... Been one month today
So my CHP expired while I was in Afghanistan for 20 months, and I missed my window of getting it renewed upon my return. Well, fast forward about 8 months, the wife and I took the CHP class las month, and submitted our paperwork on April 24. Interestingly, my wife's permit comes in on the 10th of May, but I'm still waiting for mine. Wonder what's up? Interesting thing is, I have a secret security clearance, which required having an extensive background check performed that went back 10 years. Much more extensive and thorough than any background checks done for the CHP. I would have thought that would speed my permit up, but I guess not. Wonder what the holdup is?
I had called several times, and the answer I always got was, they were waiting on Raleigh to send it. At any rate, it's a nonissue now, as I got the call this afternoon that it had arrived. I'm guessing the state only prints the permits in runs twice a month, because my wife's was dated with a May 1st expiration while mine was dated with a May 15th expiration. Oh well, I got it now, and don't plan on letting it expire again.
NC Concealed Handgun Permits are NOT issued by the State. They are issued by your local Sheriff. His staff processes the application, does the background check and prints the card. There is no input at all from Raleigh, unless it's regarding mental health records.
I got my permit in Beaufort County in under 14 days.
IF they are saying they are waiting for "Raleigh to send them the card" they are probably lying, and are just sitting on it because they don't like to issue them, or they have "better things to do".
Under NC law, your Sheriff has 90 days to issue a permit if the applicant meets all requirements. Getting your permit in 4 weeks is not unreasonable, is is about average turnaround in NC. Some counties--especially smaller, rural counties, issue REALLY quickly, because they don't have much of a workload. Some counties have a LOT of other stuff to do, or have a LOT of permit apps to process, and take longer. And some counties will sit on them for the legal limit, and issue them at Day 89, just to mess with you...
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Last edited by Medic1210; 05-24-2012 at 10:26 PM.
I'm at 45 days today in Davidson Co. No call yet...
To update this post, I did receive the call just before lunch time, went and picked up my permit. Now I can open carry in TN this weekend while on vacation!
Last edited by moonie; 05-25-2012 at 01:24 PM.
There could be several reasons why yours isn't there yet and your wife's came through already, but I doubt it's anything to do with your clearance or service one way or the other.
Last edited by ArmySoldier22; 06-20-2012 at 04:47 PM.
I went and fill out the application for my permit at my local sheriff dept and got finger printed and paid the $90.00 fee and told me it will be two months before I would get it. I like wow because our permit ain't cheap to get and it takes that long?