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How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:01 pm
by Hanleyrtcc
What I'm wondering is after you have your forms filled out and fingerprint cards in hand, how do you get the chief or sheriff to sign them? Do you call and set up an appointment? Just stop by the station? Also, do they do the prints at the station? Will he sign it and say "let's go do your prints" or is that a whole other place and process? It's my first form1 so I just don't know the process. Thanks.

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:51 pm
by CMV
This probably really depends on how big your SO is. Ours is decent size - 4th largest county in the state. They have a window in the main lobby & there's basically receptionists in uniform there that will tell you what to do/who to see with your paperwork. I'd just call during business hrs instead of wasting a trip to find out the person who handles that sort of thing only does it the 3rd Tuesday of odd-numbered months.

I took a long lunch to renew my CCW last week & found out the hard way they only staff the permitting office 9-11 on weekdays so I just missed them & have to go back.

Look into a trust & avoid the hassle. I did my own so can't recommend any particular place to go but I get sales emails from West Fork Armory all the time & there's a link at the bottom of them for $99 NFA trusts. Might be worth checking into if you plan on doing more than one or two.

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:13 pm
by Bendersquint
Hanleyrtcc wrote:What I'm wondering is after you have your forms filled out and fingerprint cards in hand, how do you get the chief or sheriff to sign them? Do you call and set up an appointment? Just stop by the station? Also, do they do the prints at the station? Will he sign it and say "let's go do your prints" or is that a whole other place and process? It's my first form1 so I just don't know the process. Thanks.
All depends on the Sheriff.

Some require appts others do walk-ins.

Most PD's will do prints for you whether it be Sheriff's Dept or local police....be prepared to pay a little for the prints anywhere from $10 to $50 for the set.

I recommend showing up with the Sheriff's signature being the last thing you need before sending out the packet. That way he has your prints if he wants to run them to give you his blessing.

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:44 pm
by grrifles
Ours you just drop it off. He will sign it they will call you then come and pick up.


Chris

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:05 pm
by RPM509
Same as the above replies. Ours we drop off (complete with fingerprint cards), he calls you in to meet you, signs and hands back to us.
Each dept. will be a bit different so calling ahead is a must.

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:18 pm
by Shady
gave them to the person at the desk. 3 weeks latter call to find out the person that does the background check was on vacation. 2 weeks latter get a call to come and pick up the paperwork. I never saw the chief just the lady at the desk

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:47 am
by ranb
Dress nice. Be prepared to answer questions like, "I didn't know those were legal, what do you want one for?" This happened to me the first time I showed up unannounced. I answered his questions and he signed them. After that I mailed them into the office along with a stamped self addressed envelope so they could send the signed copies back.

Randy

Re: How to initiate contact with sherif/commissioner

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:35 pm
by maccrazy2
I set an appointment and had all my paperwork lined up. I had to sit down with the chief, commander and city attorney and explain why I wanted to buy a machinegun. I also brought pictures of my safe and a photo of me shooting a MG in a competition. They reviewed the paperwork and made sure it did not open the city to liability. Then he signed it and did my fingerprints for free. They normally do them by appt only 1 day a week.