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    I know this has been discussed before but I cant remember and cant find it. My Cousin went to get his in Seattle and they told him it would be 6 weeks. This seems kinda long. Also can you please provide the RCW? Thanks.

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    RCW 9.41.070

    The chief of police of a municipality or the sheriff of a county shall within thirty days after the filing of an application of any person, issue a license to such person to carry a pistol concealed on his or her person

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41.070

    When I got mine in Seattle they waited all 30 days before issuing.

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    So I wonder if its 30 business days? That would explain the 6 weeks.



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    CC27 wrote:
    So I wonder if its 30 business days? That would explain the 6 weeks.

    I believe Seattle will take as much time as they think they can get away with. I have heard all manner of stories out of Seattle.

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    Whats really bad is that they know within 10 minutes of you turning in your application whether you are going to get one or not. Thats how long the checks take. They could issue it right on the spot (and there are counties where that happens).

    Any delay is strictly political.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    CC27 wrote:
    So I wonder if its 30 business days? That would explain the 6 weeks.

    I believe Seattle will take as much time as they think they can get away with. I have heard all manner of stories out of Seattle.
    The law does not say business days. It say 30 days and they must issue in that time frame.

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    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    sv_libertarian wrote:
    CC27 wrote:
    So I wonder if its 30 business days? That would explain the 6 weeks.

    I believe Seattle will take as much time as they think they can get away with. I have heard all manner of stories out of Seattle.
    The law does not say business days. It say 30 days and they must issue in that time frame.
    Bear is correct.

    Damn, that almost hurt to say
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    maclean wrote:
    Bear 45/70 wrote:
    sv_libertarian wrote:
    CC27 wrote:
    So I wonder if its 30 business days? That would explain the 6 weeks.

    I believe Seattle will take as much time as they think they can get away with. I have heard all manner of stories out of Seattle.
    The law does not say business days. It say 30 days and they must issue in that time frame.
    Bear is correct.

    Damn, that almost hurt to say

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    it took me all of 30 minutes to get mine. filled out the app and paid. went upstairs to be fingerprinted, when i got back downstairs, my license was waiting for me. this was the at the Tacoma/city Building at 930 Tacoma ave. in (duh) Tacoma. they seemed quite pleased to issue the permit too.

    when i reapplied at the Puyallup Police Dept at 202 W. Pioneer, it took 8 days from re-app to license in my mailbox.

    i'd advise going directly to the main Sheriff's office or Police dept in your town where they actually print and mail the license if at all possible. my first time in Tacoma it was literally a 35 minute process. the way it should be. :celebrate

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    54 Days for mine.

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    nofoa wrote:
    54 Days for mine.
    Ouch!Were you a Non Resident?

    Where and when did you apply?

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    Don't feel badI still haven't got mine yet my was a late renewal in snohomish county.may 5th I renewed and still have not got mine.I have had a cpl since 89 this the longest it have ever taken me I'm getting a little pissed off.

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    Arlington up here near Marysville. Lived in Washington all my life. I once got an explanation that they get alot of applications.

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    this is why they say renew within 90 days of the exp date so u don't have a invalid cpl while u wait

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    Iapplied in Seattle on April 18, and was told that it would be ready on May 19 (a Monday). Aside from the fact that I had to pick it up in person, and they wouldn't mail it to me, I had no issues.

    But they did wait the full 30 days.

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    They are suppose to mail it to you.They had me fill out a envelope and put my adderess on it to mail it.Theres no reason they should make you pick it up in person.They are just trying to make it difficult for people is all.

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    Got mine in the mail in 8 days from everett, buddy of mine had to wait the full 30 days to pick his up from seattle tho.

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    ya got mine in about 10 days from the kittitas sheriff but thats because the person to do the fingure printing is only there once a week

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    King County Sheriff - arrived in the mail in ~3 weeks.

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    Shoreline PD ~7 days

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    bayfire66 wrote:
    They are suppose to mail it to you.They had me fill out a envelope and put my adderess on it to mail it.Theres no reason they should make you pick it up in person.They are just trying to make it difficult for people is all.
    They *may* mail it to you, there is no *supposed to* or *should* in the law.
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    bayfire66 wrote:
    They are suppose to mail it to you.They had me fill out a envelope and put my adderess on it to mail it.Theres no reason they should make you pick it up in person.They are just trying to make it difficult for people is all.
    tell that to lewis co. they told me' if you want the CPL. you need to come pick it up ,before 3'

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    This past Feb. Seattle told me to return in 30 days and I did.

    I asked if I could come back sooner if my background cleared sooner, since I have to have one done ever 6-12 months for work, and I have never had any delays and absolutly no record other than some speeding & parkingtickets.

    The lady just said its30 days.

    It appears that Seattle is interpreting the maximum as the standard. I was not aware of any mail options, their website only gives you the option to go to the Public Records unit.

    At least it gave me a chance to pick up copies of the police reports for the crash that some J#ck#sses causedinfrontof my house. The managed to do 8k in damage to myparked truck. Yes, the didn't have insurance

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    well I applied at the snohomish county sheriff on may 5th for my late renewal and she told me it's 30 business days they have to get it to you.with the hoildays etc that would explain whyI have not recieved mine yet.But she said I should be getting mine this week they mailed a rash of them last week she said and they had alot of renewals this month .

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    I had a friend apply at Mill Creek PD (not the SnoCo Sheriff) back on the 5th of May and he just got his today after going in to get it. This was a new CPL, not a renewal.
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