It may already be in the mail. I received my permit in the mail right before I got the letter about picking up my prints. I never picked them up since they are supposed to be destroyed. Last time I renewed it took about 3 weeks to get the permit.
For me it did not matter if they filed them or not except thatit violates state law. Hampton sends a second copy to the FBI any way and they will be on file even if Hampton police desrtoys their copy. The FBI keeps them on file when they are sent for background checks. They already had mine on file since 1980 anyway. I've had a security clearance since1981.