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Thread: 2-4 Extra weeks to get me my permit?! Is this legal?!

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    2-4 Extra weeks to get me my permit?! Is this legal?!

    So I called OSBI today because it has been past the 90 day mark since they received my application. I was under the belief that it was Oklahoma law that they MUST give you your permit if they have not denied it within the 90 days.

    The woman on the phone said,"It has been past the 90 days, but due to the volume of applications we have been receiving, it may take an extra 2-4 weeks. If you have not received your license or a letter from us by the middle of April, go ahead and give us a call back."

    Can they do that?! Has anyone had any luck forcing their hand past the 90 day mark? I know that they are swamped, but that's a little ridiculous.

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    While it's true that state law says that, the law has no teeth. There is no penalty for the OSBI if they miss their deadline.

    Have you called them to ask the status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent91 View Post
    So I called OSBI today because it has been past the 90 day mark since they received my application. I was under the belief that it was Oklahoma law that they MUST give you your permit if they have not denied it within the 90 days.

    The woman on the phone said,"It has been past the 90 days, but due to the volume of applications we have been receiving, it may take an extra 2-4 weeks. If you have not received your license or a letter from us by the middle of April, go ahead and give us a call back."

    Can they do that?! Has anyone had any luck forcing their hand past the 90 day mark? I know that they are swamped, but that's a little ridiculous.
    "patience is a virtue" - I understand how FRUSTRATING it is but do try to see it from their perspective...they are SWAMPED...just food for thought

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    Yes, I called them yesterday morning. They called me back about an hour ago and told me what I said in the post. That, even though it is already past the 90 day mark, it will probably be another 2-4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrz_dad View Post
    "patience is a virtue" - I understand how FRUSTRATING it is but do try to see it from their perspective...they are SWAMPED...just food for thought
    Trust me, I know. I realize that they're at record high numbers of applications right now, but I don't feel like that should be grounds to restrict my rights for an extra entire month.

    That's just me talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent91 View Post
    Trust me, I know. I realize that they're at record high numbers of applications right now, but I don't feel like that should be grounds to restrict my rights for an extra entire month.

    That's just me talking.

    I dont disagree with you Trent...it IS frustrating to say the least but again, be patient, be persistent too...never hurts to call and check on the "progress" they are making on it...it will be worth it in the end my friend...just be professional with them too...no need to give them any reason to deny it (like them 'losing' the app or fabricating some other delay tactic)...Hang in there buddy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrz_dad View Post
    I dont disagree with you Trent...it IS frustrating to say the least but again, be patient, be persistent too...never hurts to call and check on the "progress" they are making on it...it will be worth it in the end my friend...just be professional with them too...no need to give them any reason to deny it (like them 'losing' the app or fabricating some other delay tactic)...Hang in there buddy!!
    Haha you make a great point!

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    That is nothing compared to NC, some counties are throttling the acceptance of applications. In some cases over four months before they will allow a person to submit a application, then it is around another 5 weeks before they issue the permit.
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    Update

    Just thought I'd give an update on my situation in case anyone else is going through the same thing.

    I origionaly created this thread when I called OSBI on the 19th of March (which, of course, was already past the 90 days). I received an email from OSBI on the 1st of April saying that it is going to be 2-3 MORE weeks before I can expect my permit.

    At this point, I'm not sure which is going to come first. The second coming, or my permit.


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    Update

    Finally got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent91 View Post
    Finally got it
    Congratulations sir...welcome to the club!!

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    Congrats Trent! Stay Calm and Carry Often Sir! Dustin
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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerP95DC View Post
    Congrats Trent! Stay Calm and Carry Often Sir! Dustin
    Consider yourself lucky. I had a small red flag from 11 years ago and it took 7 months to get. Just got it on the 10 th og may

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    Just received my permit today. It was submitted on 1-29-13. You can always call them to see what might be holding up approval.

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    It took 4 months for mine to get to me, you just got to roll with the punches and not think about it.

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    I hope those of you just getting your permits would be joining us at our lunches this month. We would love to see you all there. And feel free to bring your friends and family.
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