St. Petersburg, Florida (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
Florida men and women wanting a concealed carry permit just got some great news to help them in their busy lives. Residents now have the ability to fast-track their application for a concealed carry permit.
In October, the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s main office in Clearwater launched its new “fast-track” process for concealed carry permits. The Tax Collector’s office now processes applications for those who make an appointment and pay a $22 fee in addition to the regular permit fees. Fingerprinting and a photo ID for the permit holder is now handled by the Tax Collector’s Office.
According to an article on Patch.com, applicants must meet Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ requirements in addition to paying the licensing fees. Applicants must also meet certain training requirements to demonstrate proficiency with a firearm. The fees for fingerprinting and license are $112 at this time.
GunHandbags.com recommends that those who have been deterred by long lines and paperwork from obtaining a concealed weapons permit may need to look into Florida's new Fast-Track process, now available at five test locations. Pinellas County, one of the five test locations, is finding strong demand for the new process.
“We’re big believers that all women as well as men should be able to protect themselves and anything that makes that process faster and smoother is a bonus,” said Mary Kirkpatrick of online concealed carry handbag retailer http://www.GunHandbags.com. “We know the need is there.”
The Clearwater office is located at 315 Court Street and an appointment can be made by calling 727-464-7777 or visit http://www.taxcollect.com/cwp.