Hello, everyone. I'm new to the GPO forum, but wanted to share my recent experience in Bartow County. The level of bureaucracy and lack of efficient processes makes it an uphill climb for working citizens to apply for their GFL in Bartow. Not sure what other counties' processes include, but I had to first visit Bartow Probate Court to submit my application and Bartow's relatively cheap $20 fee. Here's the catch. After completing the app with the clerk, I had to drive 2+ miles in the opposite direction to a completely separate facility, the Bartow Sheriff's Office. Had to wait in line there to be manually fingerprinted on cards, then I had to drive BACK to Bartow Probate Court to drop off the application, prints and money order for the GBI. I asked the Sheriff's officer if they were going to move to electronic printing. He said they already have it for the jail, but not for other purposes. The court clerk told me that the process currently takes up to 12 weeks for clearance and that I have to call to check on the status of my GFL. Lots of bureaucracy in place to make it tough to exercise our rights in Bartow. Everyone involved was friendly and helpful, but it shouldn't be this tough. How does this compare to your counties?