My first go around 2 years ago with Hamilton State police was interesting. Filled January 4th. I called after 30 days and whomever I spoke to said permit wasn’t in. I called back 30 days later, told still not in. Called a third time with same answer. Fourth time after 90 days was told it was there and has been since February 5th. Permit was expired and I would have to file for extension. When I went to pick it up I spoke with the trooper and told him I called several times, he had no answer to why I was told they weren’t in but showed me the date written on the envelope when they called, with my number, and that they left a voicemail. Only problem was that they replaced the last 4 digits of my phone number with my social security number. So I’m not sure who they called. All I got from him was an OOPS with a shoulder shrug.
FARS worked out great for me this time. 28 days and I could see where things were at. If you call them again always get the name of the person you spoke with and write it down for records. The next time after that I ended up asking for the person in charge of permits and they would alway transfer my call. It took just under 2 months. I think the guy answering the phone either doesn’t know or doesn’t care.