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Washington County CHL Wait Time in 2010

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Bajablast, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Took my Conceal Carry class on Saturday Feb 6th.

    Went to Wash. Co. Sheriff's Office on Monday Feb 8 to turn my application and get my appointment for fingerprints and picture.

    My appointment was scheduled for March 1st. (3 week wait)

    Will have my license within 30 days according to clerk.

    Total time 7 weeks. Gotta Love Washington County.

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  2. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    3 weeks wait! wow! There must be a spike in CHL requestors! My experience (CHL and several NFA devices), is they are very efficient and helpful, even for a gov't agency.

    For instance, I once lost my CHL and they replaced it on the spot. total wait time: less than 30 minutes.
     
  3. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Portland Oregon Member

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    i waited 2 and a half weeks to get y appointment time. When i left the sheriffs office in wa co this afternoon, the worst part had to be when they let me hold the card that they were going to send me in 30 days! So now the wait begins. Thanx again to OFA for the BHS course:thumbup:
     
  4. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Its been a few years since I had a Washington County permit, but it was also prepared on the spot within about 20 min. I was surprised since I had moved from Multnomah county where the process took darn near half of my day sitting, waiting to be called in by groups.

    Clackamas is by appointment also and is handled very quickly, unless things have changed since I moved to Clackamas over six years ago.
     
  5. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    My CHL arrived in the mail today.:thumbup:

    That makes 19 days from my prints and picture appointment to CHL in hand.

    Total time from class to license?? 6 weeks.

    I am soooooo glad I don't live in Multnomah county!!!!!

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  6. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    ...anyone have CHL experiences in Coos County? No mass groups, no appt necessary, but I'm told "2 to 4 weeks for processing" and today is the end of week #5 since prints and paperwork (and money.)

    What's the legal max before they have to at least notify of a delay around here? The State is "shall issue" after all...

    I don't mind being patient, but the more time I spend in the "big city" (and the more money I collect and carry to the bank daily) the more I'd appreciate having my comforting "security blanket"...

    -Case
     
  7. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Case, here is what info I have from my CHL class I took.

    Oregon is a 'shall issue' state. If there isn't any legitimate reason to deny the license, it must be issued with 45 days. If denied, the reason must be given to you in writing, and you are allowed to appeal.

    I hope this helps.

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  8. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    Yeah, that's the same premise I'm working with... but then the question comes up: is that 45 days from the time of application, or 45 "business days" - meaning a possible 9-week wait? Something ought to show up any day now I guess. (I sure don't know of any reason I could/should be denied!)

    I didn't mark my application on a calendar, but I know it was the day Jesse Jackson came to PDX to stir the pot recently... Maybe time is just passing so slowly because there have been so many anti-American hot topics in the news lately...! ;-)

    -Case
     
  9. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Portland Oregon Member

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    i did my prints and picture on the 16th of this month and im still waiting. i dont have a real reason to complain yet but i have realized that i dont like waiting :(
     
  10. concealer

    concealer oregon New Member

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    I took my class march 6 and called to make my appointment the following monday and it was a month out just for apt. my apt is april 7th she said she squeezed me in there and that they were all ready booking apts well into may this is for clackamas county
     
  11. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I accidentally let my CHL expire a couple of months ago. (Jackson County/Medford.) I walked in with no appointment and was helped on the spot. They wanted new fingerprints and a new picture and a new application, but I left with my new card on the spot. My new card is very similar to a driver's license in material and shape. Plastic, picture, etc.

    No complaints here.
     
  12. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    Day #41 come and gone... Might have to make a trip to the SO in Coquille if nothing shows up by Friday. Looks like they're making me wait the full 45 days.

    -Case
     
  13. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    How do they let you know when your appointment is? Mail, phone? I just applied for mine in Multnomah county (I'm a WA resident applying for my OR CHL) so I'd like to know what to expect.

    I will say the WA CPL was much easier, apply, get fingerprinted, pay at the same time then wait 30 days for your permit, plus I didn't have to take a silly class.
     
  14. bmont

    bmont Hillsboro Member

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    6 to 7 weeks sounds about right.Nothing out of the ordinary......
     
  15. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Well I got my OR CHL appointment in the mail from Multnomah County today, it'll be next Tuesday, so that's 2 weeks from application to appointment. Any tips on my "Letter of compelling reasons I want a CHL in OR"?
     
  16. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Those two gals in the WashCo Sheriff's office are nice, regular folk, nothing like "civil servants," who tend to be NEITHER.
    I saw 'em again a few weeks ago when they processed my NFA paperwork: bang-zoom-done.
     
  17. thebaddog

    thebaddog clackamas county New Member

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    Wife and I took our class on Feb 14th. Called for appointment the next business day. March 29 was the first avail. date. Was told by the clerk it'll be 4-6 weeks to receive our permits. She also told me there are about 12,000 CCL's in Clack. county, and that they recently went from 3 days a week processing apps. to 5 days a week. So 10-12 weeks for a process I don't agree with but have to do to be legal.:(
     
  18. Decidion

    Decidion Washington county, Oregon Member

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    Yeah I think they are skirting the law a bit by starting the "45 day" time period from the date of your appointment, yet it takes them 3 weeks to get to your appointment after your application. I would think the "spirit" of the law is that the whole process take 45 from application to getting your card, but you know how legal technicalities work......

    I do think the ladies there are very nice and helpful though. They are probably just overwhelmed with the amount of applications coming in.
     
  19. CanCanCase

    CanCanCase Southern Oregon Coast Member

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    On day 45 (in Coos County) I called the SO. I was very polite, stating that it had been 45 days, and I just wanted to be sure I didn't miss a step or anything.

    After waiting all day for a call back from the clerk in charge, she finally told me it was "in a pile of approved and issued licenses that, for some reason, just hadn't been mailed out yet." Of course this was about 20 minutes before closing time on a Friday. I think she was a little shocked when I showed up 2 minutes before they locked up for the weekend... "Oh," I said, "I just wanted to save you a stamp!"

    Permit in hand, carrying legally in Oree-GUN for just over a week now.

    -Case
     
  20. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    I feel bad for you guys, I applied for my OR non resident license with Sheriff Palmer (Grant County, OR) on Mar 27th at the gun show in Puyallup, WA. Check to Grant County cleared the bank on Apr 1st, check to OSP cleared the bank on Apr 5th, CHL issue date Apr 6th, mailed Apr 7th, received in hand here in WA yesterday April 9th! I would advise even Oregon residents travel to see Sheriff Palmer to get your licenses. He is a really nice guy.

    Richard