Applied - April 3, 2006. Received July 22, 2006. I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not, but I contacted my State Representative early last week and politely requested he look into the whole probate court / permit process / 60 day requirement. Wrote him a very detailed email, quoted GA code, and how the probate court was not following the letter of the law. He told me if I didn't receive my permit within 5 business days to call him back. Lo and behold, it arrived within the 5 business days. He's also mentioned that he will look into the issue during the next session - he couldn't believe the law stated 60 days (with the words SHALL ISSUE) and the court was taking twice that amount of time and sometimes more. Kudos to Rep. Watson!