I had a great experience with the government today!
Last week I saw where, in Florida, you can apply for your CCW permit in person. It is done at the regional office of the Department of Agriculture.
Since I'm in Tampa, and an office is here, I went. I also hate filling out paperwork, so I have been putting off sending in the forms.
Things to know. They require an appointment. They don't take cash. (check or money order only in the amount of $117) and they want your driver's license as ID. (unless you were born outside of the US, then passport) Bring your certificate of CCW class completion.
Now the good part. They were very nice to deal with. (I was the only applicant there at 8:30 am). I sat at a computer terminal and filled out the form. They did the fingerprints electronically there, and took my digital photo also. They printed the documents there and notarized them.
The best part? If you do it in person, it arrives in 2-3 weeks, not the 15-20 weeks by mail.
I was out the door in 28 minutes with a smile on my face!
A tip of the hat to whoever gave me the information last week.