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Discussion in 'Massachusetts Laws' started by Doc Holiday, Feb 9, 2009.
Any update Shayne? You had quite a wait.
There is no more LTC B going forward. All new applications or renewals are LTC A, FID, or denial.
Unfortunately restricted licenses may still be issued.
Actually a year or more after LTC-B was supposed to go away, I remember Comm2A reporting that 1 such LTC-B was issued that year by a town. No idea why/what but just because something isn't supposed to be done per MGL doesn't mean it won't happen. I suspect until the MIRCS software was updated to delete the B, someone could still select that option when processing an applicant.
That is what I thought too. Know someone in Weymouth that is nervous about his renewal this spring. He said something on the app says that unless you have a good reason for LTC-A (which he has), one will be denied. I told him that the LTC-B was legislated out of existence four years ago!
I haven’t been able to download their app to confirm. He may be confusing denial with restrictions. Have to do more digging but if he is correct, that is messed up!
Unrestricted LTC in 40 days exactly from the appt date in Worcester
Agawam - Filed for my LTC at PD on July 23rd, received at PD November 1st
So, just over 3 months/100 days.
Worcester - Filed for my LTC at the police station on September 13th and received on Nov 5th. First-time license. Pretty straight forward.
Wareham 9 weeks for a renewal.
Northampton...first time app...22 days. said they only issue for ALP. .no questions... friendly
Applied 9/11 in Lynn, Approved 11/26, Printer is down with no estimate as to when they are sending out the LTCs to local departments... FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Update: After 97 days since dropping off application, I was able to pick up my LTC.
Oh for the good old days. Here in Acton I would go to the PD (after calling and being told to come right down). Get printed for renewal, pics, and find the license in the mail box in a couple of days. Their policy was to mail it out and inform the state at the same time. Of course, this was all before MIRCS which is the shittiest thing ever to come down the pike. Jack.
LTC Renewal in Groveland was relatively quick.
10/24/18 afternoon Received Postcard from DCJIS about renewal (My LTC expires end of February 2019)
10/24/18 9:01pm sent email to Groveland licensing officer asking about starting process
10/24/18 9:03pm received response from Licensing officer instructing me to fill out application from PD website and drop at PD any time. She would call back for an appointment after the Chief reviews the application.
10/26/18 dropped application at PD
11/07/18 (approx.) got a call from LO to setup an appointment, which was set for 11/13/18.
11/13/18 had a very short interview with LO which consisted of reviewing application for correctness, taking a new picture and that's it.
12/11/18 had a voicemail from Groveland PD dispatch that my LTC was ready for pickup
The longest part for me was getting the appointment after I finished the safety class. I should have called and set that up a month before I took the class. I applied in Worcester.
03/21/18 Took the Mass Firearms Safety Class
06/21/18 Application Appointment at WPD took about 10 mins to turn in the paperwork, get photographed and fingerprinted. Had to do the fingerprints the old fashioned way with ink. #2 son applied about three weeks after me and they had the digital fingerprint machine installed. They were great, very friendly, handed me a slip telling me to call the week of Oct 14th to see if it was ready.
08/07/18 #3 son who had applied a few weeks before me got the call his was ready and I was in the area so I stopped in to pick it up for him and found out mine and #2 son's were ready as well. They gave me everyone's license and I delivered them.
Wifey applied in late October and she picked it up this week (Dec 18th).
All of us at separate times with different officers found them all to be really great to deal with.
Very very friendly.
Easy as could be.
In the free world, they'd likely disagree with your definition of easy...
Congrats on your LTC though!
Mine took about a month from interview to receiving the license. I’m in Concord.
Hoping others can comment, too, but is it permissible to send someone else to collect the license?
Technically it violates the privacy law C. 66 S. 10B, however I'm sure that most PDs wouldn't have a problem doing so for family members or if someone provided a letter of authorization. I'm not even sure how many PDs are aware of that privacy law . . . it was my town clerk who told me about it as she had to redact all LE, FFs, etc. info from publication in the town street lists.
Sons had called in to say it was Okay to give them to me.
The whole thing was comical-- I walked in and said I was picking up a license, the officer remembered me and handed me mine. Standing there surprised I said I was there for my son, and he pulled out #2 son's and said it was ready. I said I had yet another son who I was there for in the first place.
We have enough family resemblance that looking at the tiny pics he thought I was one of them first. We have the same last name, different addresses but there was no problem.
I'm glad they weren't idiots about protecting privacy. Those are my sons. They'll never have privacy from me.
Drop of app today to Lowell PD for ltc class a unrestricted
After 2 week wait for 10 minute finger print and sumit document they ask for.
Let count begin
Renewal in Lancaster
10/26 Drop off application and Check also get picture taken
12/27 Got a call to pick up at 9 am picked it up at 10 am
9 weeks Easy Peezey
I'm in Worcester. It took 3 months just to schedule an appointment at the station and another 3 months to get my license.
Hell, I had to show them my expired LTC to get my new LTC, as I needed to provide a picture ID.
I'm about to start renewal, again. We'll see how it goes. Fakaktaness will be reported as appropriate.
First time ltc applicant Barnstable.
Dropped off paperwork and had photo, fingerprints etc. done on 10/23/18 called the hotline to check on the status the other day and my paperwork is still with the local pd pending my background check.
Finally got it today..... 3.5 months!
Turned my paperwork in and got my picture taken at the Rehoboth PD back on October 10th. Got the call today to come pick up my renewed LTC. 92 days. They said the delay was because the state is backlogged.
I also notice that the state has decided to put the suicide hotline and Samaritan phone numbers on the back. How thoughtful of them. I suspect it's because they believe that forcing people to go through the whole bureaucratic nightmare of licensing a constitutional right might possibly drive one to suicide.
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