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


zeppelin73
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby zeppelin73 » Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 am

Alrighty, here is how my second renewal went, now a non-resident TX permit. Next renewal will be no trip to Texas required.

04/09/11 Requal taken - El Paso TX, renewal fee paid online
04/11/11 Mailed CHL100 to TX DPS Priority Mail from Saint George UT
04/13/11 USPS shows delivery confirmation
05/11/11 Received status on DPS website
05/12/11 Fingerprints under review
05/13/11 Background check complete / Pending Manufacture
05/14/11 Manufacturing
05/17/11 Mailed
05/18/11 Postmarked leaving DPS
05/21/11 Delivered to Zip Code 84770

40 days mailbox to mailbox; OR 10 days from DPS actually opening sent CHL100

I wasn't too worried, I have a *now* resident Utah Permit, Expires 3Q 2012, and wasn't planning on going out of state anytime soon. I also made note to TX DPS that I now hold a Utah Driver License, as I had to send them a color copy, front and back of it, so low and behold, my newest TX CHL shows DL/ID of my old TX DL #. At least my address is correct! *sigh*

Lastly, I really dislike their contact method now, the 'contact form' page on their website, which undoubtedly a bot reads your message / inquiry and sends you generic canned responses it thinks best covers your inquiry. Uhhhg!!!


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby gimador » Fri May 27, 2011 9:31 pm

:woohoo
4/10/11 ---chl class
4/14/11 ---L1 fingerprints & sent package on mail
4/24/11 ---started losing my mind :blowup
5/11/11 ---aplication in progress status, background check pending :thumbsup:
5/14/11 ---started balding due to stress :tiphat:
5/22/11 ---chl manufacturing pending, background check completed :thumbs2:
5/24/11 ---chl has been sent by mail status :anamatedbanana
5/27/11 ---plastic in hand :party:

O.M.G.!!!!!! THIS SUCKERS in Austin, when they scaned my picture in the license, the setting was way too dark, looks like
I have grown a nasty beard, i look like a raccoon :banghead: :cryin
i'm not good looking by any means, but would be shameful to show this plastic to any LEO
kidding aside, i look like a taliban, do i get to change pictures on my renewal???????


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby gimador » Fri May 27, 2011 10:17 pm

sorry forgot something...
44 days to have it in my hands.
new chl.
i'm a new member and a 1st time poster. hi everybody.
just did myfirs wally walk!!!
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby solaritx » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:48 pm

gimador:
You have the concealed carry thing down pat....always get them looking at something else and they will never see your weapon.....the kid picking his nose kept my attention and wasn't until much later that I figured out you were showing us that your weapon didn't print. Good job :biggrinjester:

Garry


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby gimador » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:36 am

solaritx wrote:gimador:
You have the concealed carry thing down pat....always get them looking at something else and they will never see your weapon.....the kid picking his nose kept my attention and wasn't until much later that I figured out you were showing us that your weapon didn't print. Good job :biggrinjester:

Garry

thanks for your coment Garry!!!
showing no printing on the pictures was the intention the hole time!!!
The kido looking for gold was a lucky coinsidence.
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1 full size 1911
1 iwb holster
2 mags
1 kid picking his nose


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Cobra7748 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:14 am

Hey CHLforum group. I found this forum while trying to determine the length of time required to receive the CHL plastic.
Current status:
Application 6-16-11
Fingerprints 6-21-11
Class 6-25-11
Material Received DPS 6-29-11
Background Completed 7-08-11 approx.
Sent to Manufacturing 7-11-11

Now just waiting. It doesnt' seem that my CHL process has taken anywhere close to what used to be the norm for processing. Having no record of any kind and knowing that the FBI already has my fingerprints and ss # from previous security clearances might have helped.


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby brobon » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:33 am

thankGod wrote:Charles, I will come back to give my input as soon as I have some. Packet was signed for by DPS on 2/5. No PIN as of yet.

Easily, the article is actually the best topic on this registry related issue. I fit in with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your next updates. Just saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will instantly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates.
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby mitchntx » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:19 pm

Class - 6/18
On-Line App - 6/19
L-1 fingerprints - 7/5

As of 7/15, on-line status shows still awaiting fingerprints.

hmmm ..

Called L-1 and they traced and show FPs sent to DPS/FBI on the 5th.
Responded same day ...

Called DPS ... give us a week and check back ...

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby chongo » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:42 pm

I have been lurking in the shadows for a while now but this will be my first post.

I got my CHL pretty quick - 15 days calendar days from the day I mailed everything in to the day I recieved my license.

28 June: Submitted online application
01 July: Fingerprints by L1
02 July: Class at Texas Handgun Academy
05 July: Mailed paperwork to Austin
20 July: Recieved CHL in mail.

I don't know if I was just lucky or if they are just moving quicker down in Austin these days, either way I am glad I did not have to wait too long.


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby mikeG26 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:09 am

Took course 7/10
Fingerprint 7/13
Mailed 7/13
To manufacturing 7/21

Pretty quick!

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:00 pm

I received my renewed CHL 29 days after I mailed it to Austin.

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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby USA1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I received my renewed CHL 29 days after I mailed it to Austin.

Chas.

DPS must be getting sloppy. They just pass those out to anyone these days. :leaving





Just kidding sir. ;-)
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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby speedsix » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:14 pm

...I'm prayin' they're that fast with me...I dragged my butt as usual...maybe this time too long...mailed mine Monday and have till 21 August...then I walk a lot lighter if it's not back...did it to myself...din't leave room for errors and there were some...instructor said we could downline app to mail in...no...when the state mailed the app, there were affidavits to have notarized...I shoulda done the whole thing online, I guess...kickin' and screamin', they drag me into the 21st century...


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby Cobra7748 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:28 am

Well, everything was going very fast until Manufacturing. Status shows manufacturing 7-11 and now it's been there for 14 days. I sent a question about time it takes at this point and they replied immediately that I would probably receive CHL in 7-10 more business days via mail. Maybe my license broke the laminator machine? Congrats to all those that received theirs in a really short time.


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Re: DPS Processing Times

Postby outwardhound » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:47 pm

Cobra7748 wrote:Well, everything was going very fast until Manufacturing. Status shows manufacturing 7-11 and now it's been there for 14 days. I sent a question about time it takes at this point and they replied immediately that I would probably receive CHL in 7-10 more business days via mail. Maybe my license broke the laminator machine? Congrats to all those that received theirs in a really short time.


So it was YOU! :mad5

just kidding....

I also went to manufacturing on 7-11 - when I called yesterday they told me there was an equipment problem, but it has since been resolved and mine was mailed out yesterday. You're probably in the same batch with me. They told me the status web site should update very soon. I still show in manufacturing today.
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