Welcome to the forum. NYS has long - i mean really long wait times. It varies by county and town. I can only speak to Erie county - since that's where I applied. It took a month to make it from erie county to cheektowaga. it sat in cheektowaga for 3 months, before they started to call my references. That took another week. Then another week back to the county. It's sitting on a judges desk at the moment. I'm hoping for September, and will be pleasantly surprised with anything sooner. NYS in Erie county I was told typically takes >1 year. Therefore, at 5 months, I'm moving fast.