How can some counties take an average of 2 months and other counties take an average of 6 months?A Representative of the GBI said this about Background Checks:
"It takes GCIC about three to four weeks at this time, due to budget cuts and employee lay-offs. It will take the FBI an additional two to three weeks for them to process the request after GCIC completes their process."
The average return time for the GBI/FBI check is 35 to 49 days.
Those that live in counties that take a long time to return the permit (some average 6 months) should know that it is more than likely the local system that is causing the delay.