where i am, by law, .gov has 120 days to approve or deny. they are SHALL issue.
they drag their feet, usually. going as close to 120 as they can.
when i got my first permit in 2013, it was 119 days door to door. that time was 112 days from submission to approval. and the permit arrived via snail mail @ home, on day 119
i renewed this year, and it was exactly 3 calendar months door-2-door mar 14 - jun 14.
we are about the same as delaware for doing a permit, except the newspaper ad and letter from references. 8hr class for first timers, 4hr for a renewal. super simple shooting requirement.
the office i work in has about +/- 30 people. about 12 or so have or are waiting for cc pemits.
when we took the class this march, all together we had a bulk discount, there were about 20 or so people. coworkers and friends/family of. several folks could not attend due to work. it was actually pretty cool. we had father/daughter, son/father/sister, friends.
4 of us turned in paperwork the within 3 days of each other. permits arrived at same interval.
several others turned in about a month later. the folks who turned in paperwork the following month took about 105 days d2d. maybe summer vacations slowed down metro. one of these guys just got his late last week.
and it's quite a contrast from my trip to PA a couple years ago. under 30 minutes in/out with permit in hand.
??? Please explain.
The state here is limited to 120 days, by law. They used to take 119, 112 to process and mail usually arriving 7 days later, for 119.