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Thank-you TN Department of Safety

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

My TN HCP came due for renewal this year.  I got notice several months early, but did what most people probably do and put it off for “later.”  Obviously, I didn’t read the notice closely enough to see the warning that renewals can take up to 90 days.  So, less than a week before expiration I find myself reading on some online forums that the TN Department of Safety really means business about taking up to 90 days for issuing renewals with lots of people citing their own stories.  Ouch.  To top it off, mailing in a renewal won’t get you the form copy allowing you to continue carrying until your renewal is approved (or denied).  Double ouch.  So, I found myself standing in a 2 hour DMV line on the Friday before expiration.  Note to self — the security guard recommends not coming on Mondays or Fridays.  Lesson learned.  At least I had the form copy.  Much to my surprise, my new permit arrived in the mail 2 weeks later.  So, thank-you TN Department of Safety for doing a reasonable turn-around in processing my application.