Update on Wait Times: < 60 days

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  • pixel5

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    It wasn't but a couple weeks ago that we were looking at 85+ day waiting times for new applications. I've done some calculations based on those who have applied and received their card, end-to-end, and we are down to exactly 60 days waiting time as of 2/7/2014 for applications that were sent in between 12/7/2013 and 12/12/2013.

    IF the waiting times keep going down like they have been, then mathematically the waiting time for someone who applied on the 1st of January (last month) would be 45 days best-case. This is IF the DPS will continue to keep the new hires on at this rate through the foreseeable future.

    Something tells me they will only hire enough to keep the 60 day requirement, though. In 2012 it wasn't uncommon to have a < 30 day wait, door-to-door...perhaps we'll see that again soon.
     

    Big Dipper

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    Don't bet on it.

    I got my "We have received the documents attached to your email." response from TX DPS on 12/5/2013.

    And my status is still:
    "License Status: Application processed online. Concealed Handgun Licensing is waiting on the receipt of required materials. Once the application and materials have been received by Concealed Handgun Licensing and processing has begun, a more detailed status will appear on this page."
     

    txinvestigator

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    It wasn't but a couple weeks ago that we were looking at 85+ day waiting times for new applications. I've done some calculations based on those who have applied and received their card, end-to-end, and we are down to exactly 60 days waiting time as of 2/7/2014 for applications that were sent in between 12/7/2013 and 12/12/2013.

    IF the waiting times keep going down like they have been, then mathematically the waiting time for someone who applied on the 1st of January (last month) would be 45 days best-case. This is IF the DPS will continue to keep the new hires on at this rate through the foreseeable future.

    Something tells me they will only hire enough to keep the 60 day requirement, though. In 2012 it wasn't uncommon to have a < 30 day wait, door-to-door...perhaps we'll see that again soon.

    To what 60 day requirement are you referring?
     

    sticks

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    Sent all my stuff on 12/10. Status updated to "mailed" on 2/6. Thought I might get it today which would be exactly 2 months but alas no. Maybe tomorrow,, 2 months and 1 day. We'll see.
     

    pixel5

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    Don't bet on it.

    I got my "We have received the documents attached to your email." response from TX DPS on 12/5/2013.

    And my status is still:
    "License Status: Application processed online. Concealed Handgun Licensing is waiting on the receipt of required materials. Once the application and materials have been received by Concealed Handgun Licensing and processing has begun, a more detailed status will appear on this page."

    Do you have anything bad on your record that they would need to investigate? If not, I might call this week if nothing changes.
     

    pixel5

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    Updated calculations are giving me as fast as 45 days now. Those who have confirmed receipt of their materials as of 12/30/2013 should be receiving their cards today through Monday.

    DISCLAIMER: There are always exceptions.
     

    Down Zero

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    Just got mine today. Used the mail system, did not upload via the internet. Live in Cedar Park so close to DPS as the crow flies. 53 days mailbox to mailbox.
     
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