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Application Processing

The Bureau strives to process license applications, initial and renewal, within 4 to 6 weeks from the date the DCA Cashiering Office processes the license application payment. However, due to an increased number of applications received in the past months, current processing times for some application types are running about 6 to 8 weeks.

Be assured the Bureau is taking steps to get all applications processed as soon as possible.

We thank you for your patience during this time.


Initial Applications

For the week of August 3, 2015, the Bureau is working on applications received during the week(s) noted below.

Application* Date
Security Guard Registration Application June 30, 2015
Alarm Company Employee Registration Application June 30, 2015
Locksmith Company Employee Registration Application June 30, 2015
Repossession Agency Employee Registration Application June 30, 2015
Proprietary Private Security Officer Registration Application June 30, 2015
Firearms Permit June 15, 2015
Baton Permit July 24, 2015

Renewal Applications   Renewal Tips

For the week of August 3, 2015, the Bureau is working on renewal applications received during the week(s) noted below.

Application* Date
Security Guard Registration Application July 24, 2015
Alarm Company Employee Registration Application July 24, 2015
Locksmith Company Employee Registration Application July 24, 2015
Repossession Agency Employee Registration Application July 24, 2015
Proprietary Private Security Officer Registration Application July 24, 2015
Firearms Permit July 3, 2015
Deficient Renewals for G, ACE, LOC, RAE, and PSO July 17, 2015
Deficient Renewals for FQ Permit June 12, 2015

*For information on company applications, please email the applicable company e-mail address.
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This message was updated on August 3, 2015.

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