Sorry to hijack your thread jts628 but I have a better understanding of the hold up here. Although I am sure the investigators for Westchester County are not in exactly a rush to get your investigation I highly doubt they will take their time and just add more work. Get it over with and move on to the next one. I handed my application in around mid October and was told that it was given to the county clerk on January 12th. I figured that they would get it, review it and take it up to the Judge and that would be where the hold up was but apparently I was wrong. Earlier today I came to find out that it has yet to even be taken up to a judge and that they were "waiting" for more applications to pile up before taking it up to the judge. So not only is that acting against us, whether it is by the direction of the judge or just the clerk to sit on them, but then you do not know whether you will get the "good" judge who just signs them and gets it over with or a judge who will also sit on it for a few weeks to wait for them to pile up. Honestly I believe that New York State needs to seriously reconsider NYS Penal Law Article 400. It tends to be very vague and gives these municipalities free reign to drag ass on these applications although in reality these applications to include the background investigations do not take relatively long. It's just them taking advantage of their 6 month time window. Kinda messed up but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Who knows maybe the judges take turns on these applications, so the current judge is one who sits on the applications, but instead of the judge letting them pile up in his/her desk, they told the clerk to hold off until they got a handful to sign all at once.