So I was almost exactly in the middle of the 90 to 180 prior to expiration window.
When I checked my online banking I found that the check I wrote cleared my bank two days later which makes sense, I wouldn't expect them to expend any energy if the check bounced.
Yesterday, April 2, 2016 I received my new Virginia CHP, just 25 days after applying.
I'm CERTAINLY NOT unhappy with the turn around time for this renewal, HOWEVER, the new permit says it was issued on 3/24/2016 and expires on 3/23/2021, in five years.
The permit came with a note with the Albemarle County Circuit Court letter head with the clerk's name, address, and phone numbers.
Now, for my question.Enclosed please find your concealed handgun permit. Please read the permit to make sure all information is correct. If your card is not correct - please contact our office and ask for REDACTED.
Am I reading Code of Virginia § 18.2-308.010. Renewal of concealed handgun permit incorrectly?
It appears to me that I'm being screwed out of 16 weeks of permit duration.
If I'm correct two questions come to mind.§ 18.2-308.010. Renewal of concealed handgun permit.
A.1. Persons who previously have held a concealed handgun permit shall be issued, upon application as provided in § 18.2-308.02, a new five-year permit unless it is found that the applicant is subject to any of the disqualifications set forth in § 18.2-308.09. Persons who previously have been issued a concealed handgun permit pursuant to this article shall not be required to appear in person to apply for a new five-year permit pursuant to this section, and the application for the new permit may be submitted via the United States mail. The circuit court that receives the application shall promptly notify an applicant if the application is incomplete or if the fee submitted for the permit pursuant to § 18.2-308.03 is incorrect.
2. If a new five-year permit is issued while an existing permit remains valid, the new five-year permit shall become effective upon the expiration date of the existing permit, provided that the application is received by the court at least 90 days but no more than 180 days prior to the expiration of the existing permit.
1. What should have the new permit have had for issue and expiration dates?
2. Should I push it, call the clerk's office and ask (demand) a properly dated permit?
UPDATE: I was about to post this and did a little more research due to being puzzled by the different names appearing on the note and the two permits.
My first permit is indicated and signed by "DEBRA M. SHIPP, CLERK"
The new permit says "DEPUTY CLERK/JON R. ZUG, CLERK" and I can't say for sure who signed it.
The note that came with the new permit shows "DEBRA M. SHIPP, CLERK" in the letterhead.
I found that Jon R. Zug was elected Albemarle County Court Clerk in Nov. 2015.
Usually the first thing that happens when a bureaucrat takes over is all the stationary get changed.