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 LSUTiger » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:40 pm

My wife got hers in about 4 weeks after sending paperwork
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby rahgbag » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:51 pm

Exactly 30 days from mailbox to mailbox.
30 days mailbox to mailbox.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby froughty » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:48 am

NEW OR RENEWAL: NEW
DATE A COMPLETE APPLICATION RECEIVED BY DPS: 11/09/2011
DATE LICENSE WAS RECEIVED: 12/06/2011
TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS IN PROCESSING: 25
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LATER:YES

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Dragonfighter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:57 am

Mine was about 45 days. My wife's (which she was told it had expired at a traffic stop :oops: ) took all of 3 weeks.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby goose » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:27 pm

32 days mailbox to mailbox. Have not done the required WallyWorld walk but hit Best Buy and PetSmart.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby sixhcp » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:05 am

Jan 17, 2012 - Package sent USPS
Jan 19 - USPS Confirmed Delivery
Jan 24 - DPS Shows Received - Fingerprints and Background under review
Feb 13 - Fingerprints and Background Complete - CHL Manufacturing
Feb 17 - Mailed
Feb 21 - Received CHL after Nat'l Holiday on the 20th.

Mailbox to Mailbox - Exactly 5 weeks

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby SavageMythology » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:18 pm

CHL class: 1/21/12
Online app submitted: 1/24/12
Mailed materials: 1/25/12
Fingerprints: 1/27/12
BG under review: 2/7/12
Manufacturing pending: 2/16/12
Manufacturing: 2/17/12
Mailed: 2/22/12
PLASTIC!!: 2/24/12

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby NotreDameFan » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:32 am

SavageMythology, I'm about a week behind you and mine is still stuck in the BG check. It doesn't seem there is any rhyme or reason to how they process the information. Here is my timeline...

1/28 - Took CHL Class
2/3 - DPS Received Paperwork
2/3 - Had fingerprints taken
2/15 - DPS updated to show everything received; background check under review

I think I'm definately proving that I am NOT a patient person :banghead:


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby thedman62 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:56 pm

Took class Feb 13th.
Mailed materials Feb 15th.
Checking status everyday and its still in the "waiting on required materials", status.

UGH, the waiting is killing me. If it would just change to the background status I would be happy.
CHL Class 02/13/2012
Mailed Packet 02/15/2012
Packet Received by DPS 03/09/2012
Background Check Complete 03/20/2012
Manufacturing 03/21/2012
Mailed 03/23/2012


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby firediver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Mine took 36 days mailbox to mailbox, feels different carrying now, kinda self consious for a little while.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby thedman62 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:27 am

Status finally changed from "waiting" to Background check. It only took 24 days to let me know they got it.
CHL Class 02/13/2012
Mailed Packet 02/15/2012
Packet Received by DPS 03/09/2012
Background Check Complete 03/20/2012
Manufacturing 03/21/2012
Mailed 03/23/2012

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby WildBill » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:45 am

Took renewal class Feb 3rd.
Mailed CHL-100 to DPS by certified mail Feb 11th.
DPS received it Feb 13th.
DPS website status Feb 26th - Application Received.
DPS website status March 02 - License Mailed!
CHL actually mailed March 05 per postmark on envelope
Received in my mail box March 07th
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby thedman62 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:16 am

Just found out from a buddy that his brother took his class 10 days after I did and has already gotten his card. My status stayed in "waiting for materials" for 23 days. Its been in the background review status for 9. I live in Wiliamson Co, I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Ive lived in TX my entire life. My record is completely clear, in fact I had to have a background check for work. I know my wait is nothing like the old days, but I just figured since its online now it would be somewhat quicker. Also, according to the status, my fingerprints and pictures were accepted, so thats not the problem.

Ok end of rant.
CHL Class 02/13/2012
Mailed Packet 02/15/2012
Packet Received by DPS 03/09/2012
Background Check Complete 03/20/2012
Manufacturing 03/21/2012
Mailed 03/23/2012

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby WildBill » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:41 pm

thedman62 wrote:Just found out from a buddy that his brother took his class 10 days after I did and has already gotten his card. My status stayed in "waiting for materials" for 23 days. Its been in the background review status for 9. I live in Wiliamson Co, I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Ive lived in TX my entire life. My record is completely clear, in fact I had to have a background check for work. I know my wait is nothing like the old days, but I just figured since its online now it would be somewhat quicker. Also, according to the status, my fingerprints and pictures were accepted, so thats not the problem.

Ok end of rant.

Where does your buddy's brother live? Different counties make have a different number of DPS troopers making background checks.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby puma guy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:23 pm

WildBill wrote:
thedman62 wrote:Just found out from a buddy that his brother took his class 10 days after I did and has already gotten his card. My status stayed in "waiting for materials" for 23 days. Its been in the background review status for 9. I live in Wiliamson Co, I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Ive lived in TX my entire life. My record is completely clear, in fact I had to have a background check for work. I know my wait is nothing like the old days, but I just figured since its online now it would be somewhat quicker. Also, according to the status, my fingerprints and pictures were accepted, so thats not the problem.

Ok end of rant.

Where does your buddy's brother live? Different counties make have a different number of DPS troopers making background checks.

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