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  1. #1
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    Default Changes to LTCF office times

    Hey gang, just a heads up: the permit unit is now only accepting new LTCF applications on Wednesday through Friday... apparently they made this change back in January and didn't announce it anywhere. Don't be like me and take a $15 Uber over there just to get turned away.

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Thanks for the head's up.I have to get down there soon.
    "The time for empty talk is over....now is the hour of action" DJT

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Just went there about a week ago to renew. Things have changed.
    The above is correct Wed, Thur, Fri only.
    It's crowded, prepare for a few hours there..

    Lobby is being remodeled. I heard that is the reason for being closed on M & T, whole building being worked on.
    Nice lady in lobby, signs you in, gives you a number.
    As soon as you get off the elevator you are greeted by someone who checks your paperwork. He's looking to make sure you have everything you need. If it's good then you go sign in. This is really a time saver for everyone, not waiting to find out you are missing something and tying up an interviewer. Saw him turn away quite a few people. He's very helpful trying to direct people to where they can go to get what they need. He specifically says "You do no need the two additional reference sheets, they will not be used. Just write the two references on the application, they will not be called." I heard this more than once.

    Money Order missing, go here. Need a second proof od address, Comcast has a place a few blocks away, get a copy of your bill.
    If everything is good, then you sign in with your number. That is how they call you, not by name. (You are not called in number order, you get called by sign-in order.)

    Rest is about the same, have an interview, sign off on it. Gets your prints taken.

    They give you a sheet of paper with your file number on it. It says to come back in 45 days (not business days, days) if you do not receive notification before then. Bring the paper with the number. Sign in on the pickup sheet.

    Is it as easy as other counties, no. Parts are better than before. It's obvious the lawsuit put pressure on them. Part of the problem is, it's a cramped little office. If they are getting a redo, that will help.
    Are you gonna fish or just hold that dynamite?

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    Just went there about a week ago to renew. Things have changed.
    The above is correct Wed, Thur, Fri only.
    It's crowded, prepare for a few hours there..

    Lobby is being remodeled. I heard that is the reason for being closed on M & T, whole building being worked on.
    Nice lady in lobby, signs you in, gives you a number.
    As soon as you get off the elevator you are greeted by someone who checks your paperwork. He's looking to make sure you have everything you need. If it's good then you go sign in. This is really a time saver for everyone, not waiting to find out you are missing something and tying up an interviewer. Saw him turn away quite a few people. He's very helpful trying to direct people to where they can go to get what they need. He specifically says "You do no need the two additional reference sheets, they will not be used. Just write the two references on the application, they will not be called." I heard this more than once.

    Money Order missing, go here. Need a second proof od address, Comcast has a place a few blocks away, get a copy of your bill.
    If everything is good, then you sign in with your number. That is how they call you, not by name. (You are not called in number order, you get called by sign-in order.)

    Rest is about the same, have an interview, sign off on it. Gets your prints taken.

    They give you a sheet of paper with your file number on it. It says to come back in 45 days (not business days, days) if you do not receive notification before then. Bring the paper with the number. Sign in on the pickup sheet.

    Is it as easy as other counties, no. Parts are better than before. It's obvious the lawsuit put pressure on them. Part of the problem is, it's a cramped little office. If they are getting a redo, that will help.
    Thanks for the info! Are they still requiring two passport sized photos?

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    So,they still have the same indifferent,unprofessional staff working inside of the actual office?
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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Only one photo needed. Staff I dealt with were professional and pleasant.
    Are you gonna fish or just hold that dynamite?

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Sounds great,I'm actually looking forward to going down there now.
    "The time for empty talk is over....now is the hour of action" DJT

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    I applied on Feb 24. Was there about 2-1/2 3 hours.

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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Renewed mine in Bucks two weeks ago. It took maybe 15 minutes.


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    Default Re: Changes to LTCF office times

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    Only one photo needed. Staff I dealt with were professional and pleasant.
    So...then what are they doing with the camera that the state gave them specifically to take the picture for the LTCF?

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