Initial Application Timelines

Deficient applications take longer to process due to the Bureau having to create and mail a letter to the applicant to request the missing information. Avoid application deficiencies. Click her to view Common Initial Application Licensing Delays.


For the week of March 27, 2017, the Bureau is processing applications received by the DCA Cashiering Office during the week noted below.

Application Date
Security Guard (G) January 22, 2017
Alarm Co. Employee (ACE) January 22, 2017
Locksmith Co. Employee (LOC) January 22, 2017
Repo. Agency Employee (RAE) January 22, 2017
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) January 22, 2017
Firearms Permit (FQ) January 20, 2017
Baton Permit (BAT) January 27, 2017
Veteran Employee Applications January 23, 2017
Veteran Firearms Permit Applications January 23, 2017

If you have not heard from the Bureau within 6 weeks from submission of a BreEZe online application or 8 weeks from submission of a paper application, email the Bureau at bsis@dca.ca.gov.


Working with a Web Print Out

Current law authorizes the following license types to work with a hardcopy print out of the approved license from the BreEZe License Search website along with a valid picture ID while waiting to receive a hardcopy license in the mail.

  • Security Guard
  • Firearm Permit ONLY FOR a security guard, Private Patrol Operator (PPO), or a Qualified Manager of a PPO
  • Repossession Agency Qualified Manager
  • Repossession Agency Employee
  • Proprietary Private Security Officer