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WildBanshee117
07-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Applied for CPL at Monroe County Clerks 06/23/2020 and did the fingerprints the hour immediately following. Still waiting for my permit to come in the mail as of 07/27/2020. Anyone know what the processing times are like during Covid-19 in Monroe or any other counties in Michigan? I know I still have a little less than 2 weeks less to receive my license on the 45 day period, but I feel like I should have gotten it in the mail by now considering there are not that many permits pending on July 01 2020 according to the state police website due to limited classes being offered. I will update the forum when I get the permit. Let me know if you have any information regarding this I look forward to talking to all my fellow Monroe gun owners.

EDIT: I received my CPL on 07/08/2020 meaning that it was a total of 46 days. I had to call them on day 42 but I think they mailed it before then based on the postmark. Overall Monroe County is a joke with their processing times and will remain this way until we vote the bad ones out. Luckily I applied the second day that they began accepting new applications. Good luck to everyone applying during the backlog that we have now.

APPLIED:06/23/2020 and fingerprinted 1 hour later same day
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/31/2020
STAMP DATE: 08/03/2020
IN MAILBOX: 08/08/2020

koobiluphi
07-27-2020, 07:28 PM
I applied on July 17th, so it looks like I have quite a long wait ahead of me if you're 30+ days in. I was hoping the turnaround time was faster based on that same report you referenced, but it doesn't look like it.

WildBanshee117
07-27-2020, 09:43 PM
Yes I am 35 days in at this point. From what I understand Monroe is always really bad a processing CPL permits in a timely manor. I know of people who call on day 45 and they then send it in the mail that day because they "forgot" to mail it. That is when you see active dates 2 weeks before the mailing date. You applied in Monroe right?

koobiluphi
07-29-2020, 11:46 AM
Yes, I applied in Monroe. They did flat-out tell me they'd mail the permit in 45 days. I won't be calling on day 45 – I'll use my fingerprint receipt as my license.

WildBanshee117
07-29-2020, 11:52 AM
They told me to call them after 45 days if I have not received it yet because that means that there is a problem. I personally do not feel comfortable using the receipt as my license even though it is legal. For all I know my license is in the mail right now anyway. I will definitely update the forum once I get it. Monroe county needs more data on this site.

koobiluphi
07-29-2020, 06:31 PM
I can understand that. Though, the law was made so that, should any county be incompetent or purposefully delayed in sending licenses, the receipt becomes the license. I fully expect Monroe county to not send a license on time. I have a few friends that never received theirs and have been carrying their receipts only since the beginning of the year. I have done all of the steps required of me by law. If they do not send a license or denial within 45 days, my receipt will be what I carry with me.

WildBanshee117
07-30-2020, 09:55 AM
They definitely need to call the county clerks office to see what is going on. Could be lost mail or maybe they got denied and do not know it yet and are carrying illegally. They should be able to tell them what is going on in two minutes over the phone.

Edit: 08/05/2020 called the clerks office yesterday and they said that it should be in the mail. Based on past history this likely means that they mailed it right after we hung up. Hopefully I can update this forum with the date of which I receive my license.

natew
08-06-2020, 06:58 PM
I can understand that. Though, the law was made so that, should any county be incompetent or purposefully delayed in sending licenses, the receipt becomes the license. I fully expect Monroe county to not send a license on time. I have a few friends that never received theirs and have been carrying their receipts only since the beginning of the year. I have done all of the steps required of me by law. If they do not send a license or denial within 45 days, my receipt will be what I carry with me.

I’m on day 43 right now. I’m not even calling the clerk’s office if I don’t have it by Saturday. I already have my receipt in my wallet ready to go. It’s been a long wait but the end is finally near. Monroe completely shut down for a while there so I’m sure they aren’t in any hurry to get these out. Probably waiting for people to call so they can just take the 2 minutes to mail them out. When they were shut down and stopped processing CPLs, I called once in a while to see if they started up and I always got an attitude from the office staff there. Not expecting to see my license by Saturday. Hopefully they speed up for everyone else.

WildBanshee117
08-06-2020, 11:42 PM
Yes I agree with you Monroe County Clerks office employees are some mean people. I also had to wait for them to reopen I completed my class June 5th but could not even apply until the 23rd which I believe is the second day they began accepting new applications. I should have mine Friday or Saturday if they mailed it out right after I called. If not they will get a second phone call from me, because I paid hundreds of dollars for the plastic card and I WILL get my plastic card.

Edit: Today, August 7th, is day 45 for me. Any days past this is in violation of Michigan law if it is not printed and in the mail to me by the end of the day.

natew
08-07-2020, 12:55 AM
Yes I agree with you Monroe County Clerks office employees are some mean people. I also had to wait for them to reopen I completed my class June 5th but could not even apply until the 23rd which I believe is the second day they began accepting new applications. I should have mine Friday or Saturday if they mailed it out right after I called. If not they will get a second phone call from me, because I paid hundreds of dollars for the plastic card and I WILL get my plastic card.

Edit: Today, August 7th, is day 45 for me. Any days past this is in violation of Michigan law if it is not printed and in the mail to me by the end of the day.


Well since you got fingerprinted on the 23rd, yesterday (the 6th) would’ve been 45 days. You can just carry now with the receipt. I really wouldn’t wait around for the clerk’s office, or tell them you want to pick it up. Did they confirm it had been mailed or did they just “guess?”

WildBanshee117
08-07-2020, 08:01 AM
When I called they said it was in the mail. That most likely means they sent it out after I called. I should have it today.

natew
08-07-2020, 09:56 AM
When I called they said it was in the mail. That most likely means they sent it out after I called. I should have it today.

Let us know if you get it today. I use informed delivery from the USPS so I can preview my mail soon as I wake up, nothing for me today. Iím not holding my breath. Really a shame you have to call them to get them to stay on top of things, especially when you pay $100 just for them to process an application. Makes it worse when you hear about other counties getting them in peopleís hands in a few weeks. Itís not like weíre in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb with massive populations. I have to go downtown today for something else and I may walk in there and see if I can just pick mine up.

Good luck, and on the bright side the long wait is finally over.

WildBanshee117
08-07-2020, 08:49 PM
Thanks for telling me about informed delivery. The envelope was scanned yesterday and has a stamp date of August 3rd. According to USPS website it will typically arrive the day of the scan or 1-3 days after. Like today I got a bill the was scanned 2 days ago on Wednesday. If it is lost in the mail natew I imagine you will see your permit before I see mine. Ill be walking myself into the clerks office for a 10 dollar replacement next week if it does not show up soon. Definitely let me know if you receive yours in the mean time so I can gauge whether or not mine is lost or if USPS is really bad.

natew
08-07-2020, 09:48 PM
Thanks for telling me about informed delivery. The envelope was scanned yesterday and has a stamp date of August 3rd. According to USPS website it will typically arrive the day of the scan or 1-3 days after. Like today I got a bill the was scanned 2 days ago on Wednesday. If it is lost in the mail natew I imagine you will see your permit before I see mine. Ill be walking myself into the clerks office for a 10 dollar replacement next week if it does not show up soon. Definitely let me know if you receive yours in the mean time so I can gauge whether or not mine is lost or if USPS is really bad.

Mail speed might be different you then. For me whatever is scanned I get the day it is scanned, been that way for months. Now USPS has been slow in general with delivery dates so itís possible itís just sitting up there. I hear there have been a lot of call offs and I see a different mailman every day it seems like. Iíll make a thread tomorrow regardless if I receive it or not. If I had to guess I wonít get it tomorrow. Iíll just use my receipt and give it a few weeks before I call them. I didnít even bother stopping in there today when I was downtown. I think the clerk is just slow.

koobiluphi
08-08-2020, 10:45 AM
I’m sitting at 22 days. I too have my receipt in my wallet. I have every expectation that it will not be mailed until I call, which I won’t do. We need to keep an eye on the election for county clerk. Sandra Blank will likely ensure a greater bottleneck appears for CPL mail outs.

natew
08-08-2020, 12:40 PM
Iím sitting at 22 days. I too have my receipt in my wallet. I have every expectation that it will not be mailed until I call, which I wonít do. We need to keep an eye on the election for county clerk. Sandra Blank will likely ensure a greater bottleneck appears for CPL mail outs.


Lemasters has to go. What a joke that office is at the moment. I really shouldnít have to call up there and remind them to do their job.

WildBanshee117
08-08-2020, 02:45 PM
Being slow is one thing, but they are also rude and will hang up on you if they get tired of talking. Then you have to call back and thy pretend like nothing happened. I hope that she gets voted out as well, if they cant send out mail on time they certainly cannot run the courthouse clerks office. Best of luck to you both. I should be getting mine today according to USPS I will update you all shortly.

Edit: Received Permit today, see first post for details. Best of luck to both of you, I hope you are able to get your permits soon.