DPS Processing Times

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How long did it take for DPS to process your new or renewal CHL?

New CHL - 60 days or less
422
48%
New CHL - 61 to 70 days
56
6%
New CHL - 71 to 85 days
60
7%
New CHL - 86 to 100 days
78
9%
New CHL - 101 to 120 days
50
6%
New CHL - Over 120 days
81
9%
Renewal CHL - 45 days or less
55
6%
Renewal CHL - 46 to 55 days
7
1%
Renewal CHL - 56 to 70 days
16
2%
Renewal CHL - 71 to 85 days
8
1%
Renewal CHL - 86 to 105 days
11
1%
Renewal CHL - Over 105 days
31
4%
 
Total votes: 875


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Wfahey » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:38 pm

chlag01 wrote:
Wfahey wrote:16 Days from the day I sent my package to DPS and received my plastic in the mail.


That's the fastest I've seen in my short time on the forum. Is anyone keeping track if that is a new record?


Back in September 2010 I had to get a license from DPS to sell/install security alarms and cameras. I wonder if that sped things up? My BG check only took 2 days.

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby texastactical » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:33 pm

Based on the "waiting room" threads it varies greatly.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby 74novaman » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:37 pm

Wfahey wrote:
chlag01 wrote:
Wfahey wrote:16 Days from the day I sent my package to DPS and received my plastic in the mail.


That's the fastest I've seen in my short time on the forum. Is anyone keeping track if that is a new record?


Back in September 2010 I had to get a license from DPS to sell/install security alarms and cameras. I wonder if that sped things up? My BG check only took 2 days.


Probably also helps if you've been in one place for a while. If you've lived in a couple of different areas, thats several different guys that have to poke around your record.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby chlag01 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:04 pm

Plastic arrived today. App hand-delivered 08/15, plastic in hand 08/31. Roughly 16 days (12 business days).
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby catdaddyxx » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:11 pm

Plastic arrived today.
59 days mailbox to mailbox
Took several phone calls and nothing really worked untill a phone call to the "right" person.
Same address and job for 10 years, zero criminal record. I guess I was "too" clean.

Online Application 7/1
Fingerprints Submitted 7/6
Class on 7/9
Mailed 7/11
Accepted 7/13
Inputed 7/14
First update and BG under review 7/16
BG Complete 8/30
Manufacturing 9/1
Mailed 9/2
Plastic in Hand 9/8

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Grapevinebill » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:44 am

I am playing the waiting game and I have to say it's a bit frustrating. According to the US Post Office my package was delivered in Austion on 9/2. The DPS web site has my status as waiting on delivery. Any day now would be good...

On line app - 08/02
L1 Fast Prints taken - 08/08
CHL Class - 08/30
Packet Mailed - 08/31
Packet Received in Austin - 09/02 (Friday of Labor Day weekend)
DPS web site is still unchanged as of 9/9


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby wharvey » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:38 pm

It took them one full week to get my packet status changed. Once that happened everything else went fairly fast.

I had just moved back to Texas from Indiana. In Indiana my residence hadn't changed in over 10 years and I do have an Indiana carry license. Whether that help speed things up I have no idea. On the Indiana application they ask if you have a license issued by another state and its number. Was kind of surprised that wasn't also on the Texas application.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby kingsbrew » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am

I submitted my application online on Sept. 10, 2011. Mailed the information on Sept. 11th. After trying to get a fingerprint appointment all week, I finally called the CHL office. I got an email with the trace number but that number is NOT in the system. Some glitch apparently occurred on Sat. and some (or all) of the applications entered on that day did not get completely processed. The IT group has to do something to get my information into the system. They said it may take a week and then I can schedule a fingerprinting session. This is not off to a good start. Hopefully it will go smoother after this is taken care of.

If you submitted on Sept. 10, 2011 and cannot schedule a fingerprint session you may need to call the CHL number (512) 424-7293.

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby knljr » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:32 pm

I'll be submitting all my stuff on 10/6 after I take my class...

I've resigned myself to checking until I see they have recieved the packet (which should be a week or less considering I live in Austin) and then not looking at it for at least a month - nothing is going to happen anyway and watching for status to change just adds to the frustration. Maybe I'll get lucky and it will even show up before I go look at the status again. Probably not, but who knows...
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby LSL » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:12 pm

NEW:
NAME: LSL
DATE A COMPLETE APPLICATION RECEIVED BY DPS: Sept 1 2011
DATE LICENSE WAS RECEIVED: Sept 22, 2011
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS IN PROCESSING: 21 days :hurry:
DID YOU RECEIVE A LETTER FROM DPS REGARDING A DELAY: Yes, saying fingerprints needed -- DPS bad - already received
DID YOU CAUSE ANY DELAY IN PROCESSING. IF YES, EXPLAIN: None
YOUR CHL NUMBER: [DON'T PROVIDE IN THE OPEN FORUM]
YOUR TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER: [DON'T PROVIDE IN THE OPEN FORUM]
IF DPS GAVE YOU A VERBAL EXPLANATION (EXCUSE) FOR ANY DELAY, PLEASE EXPLAIN: Told DPS software and L1 fingerprints had a miscommunication, and that L1 tracking number needed to be manually matched
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LATER: yes
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby dottey » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:18 am

8/24/11 - Online Application
8/27/11- CHL Class
8/29/11- Mailed in Paperwork
8/31/11- FAST Fingerprint
9/1/11 - Received by DPS
9/5/11- Pending Background Check
9/27/11- Pending Manufacture
9/28/11- Mailed
10/3/11- Card in hand

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Grapevinebill » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:41 pm

NEW OR RENEWAL: New
DATE A COMPLETE APPLICATION RECEIVED BY DPS: September 2nd, 2011
DATE LICENSE WAS RECEIVED: October 8th, 2011
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS IN PROCESSING: 36
DID YOU RECEIVE A LETTER FROM DPS REGARDING A DELAY: No
DID YOU CAUSE ANY DELAY IN PROCESSING. IF YES, EXPLAIN: No
YOUR CHL NUMBER:
YOUR TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER:
IF DPS GAVE YOU A VERBAL EXPLANATION (EXCUSE) FOR ANY DELAY, PLEASE EXPLAIN: Background check took 19 days
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LATER? Yes
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby SkipB » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:20 pm

My wife and I did our renewal on sunday sept. 25th. She had her license in hand in 27 days. Mine shows mailed as of yesterday (sat. Oct. 29th) so I should get it in the mail one day next week.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Transplant » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:12 pm

I took the class 10-8, applied 10-11, received my plastic 11-3.

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby McKnife » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:39 pm

Got my renewal 41 days after they received my paperwork. Not bad, but not good either. It should take no more than 48 hours to print and mail a renewal.
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