I'm a long time lurker with something to contribute for a change. I just did the renewal application at the North Fulton annex yesterday. So nothing to report regarding time to issue at this early stage. However, there is a new, less convenient hitch for anyone applying in North Fulton: Sandy Springs PD and Alpharetta PD will now only do fingerprint/backgrounds for residents only. Apparently none of the other North Fulton PD's are on board with the Probate Court. I'm going to check with JCPD, but went with what the court told me to avoid any further delay. If you reside anywhere besides Sandy Springs or Alpharetta on the north side, you have only one place to hand in your affidavit: Fulton County Police at 141 Pryor St downtown. Had I known that, I would have skipped the North Annex stop and just done everything in Atlanta. Last renewal I used Sandy Springs Police across the street. Not an option for me now since I live in Johns Creek. That said, aside from the inconvenience and waste of time and cost of having to visit downtown, it was trouble free. North Annex Probate counter in/out in about 10 minutes. About an hour $5 round trip on the train, then a friendly face and quick service at the Fulton County palace.