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Postby Coffeedave » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:08 am

I would like to Renew my CCWP in Geauga Co. Can any one tell me thier experience?
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby pirateguy191 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:16 am

Great experience on my initial and renewal. No new application needed since I got my initial license there. About 4 day turnaround.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby Coffeedave » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Thanks for your answer. Did you have to make an Apointment or just walk in?
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby pirateguy191 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:13 pm

Coffeedave wrote:Thanks for your answer. Did you have to make an Apointment or just walk in?


Geauga County is first come, first served. No appointment necessary.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby Coffeedave » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:31 pm

Thanks again
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby djmac1964 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:38 am

If your current license is in another county, and you plan to renew in Geauga, they want your original certificate (make copy for them, and take both with you, as they will keep whatever you give them), and even though the ORC says you don't need it for a renewal (same with the certificate), you also have to supply your addresses from 18yrs old on the app. When you renew there from another county, they treat it like a new application. I know their requirements are not in line with the laws requirements, but that is what they want. Unless it has changed since I renewed last. I was already expired when I renewed, so I didn't push the issue, and never followed up with them afterwards.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby pirateguy191 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:52 am

Just an FYI.....both Lake and Portage are in and out with your license in 30 minutes.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby Anthd » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:26 am

I would avoid Geauga if at all possible. I waited over 40 days only to get a denial letter in the mail. Also, their customer service is non existent. They never answered 1 phone call or returned a single message. I went to lake county and had my license in my hand in an hour, plus the sheriffs there were awesome. Lake county all the way if you can. Oh, Geauga was more than happy to take my money though.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby pirateguy191 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:34 am

I do believe that's the first negative experience I've heard about Geauga County.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby TSiWRX » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:32 am

^ Agreed ( viewtopic.php?f=28&t=52150&p=4354248&hilit=geauga#p4354248 ).

I'm very sorry to hear of your bad experience there, Anthd. About when did your experience take place?
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby Bianchi? » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:44 am

My latest renewal in Geauga wasn't the greatest. When I handed the deputy my chl and drivers license, he got rather agitated that the address on my chl was different from the one on my license. I told him that I sent a letter notifying him that my address had changed, and asked what I was supposed to do, he responded back with "you're supposed to call and ask". He finished fishing my file out of the cabinet and saw the notification letter and remarked " oh you did notify us that your address changed " and that was the end of it. I got a call a day later that my chl was ready for pickup. Once the address fiasco got straightened out, the renewal went fine.

He did say that I could be cited for failure to notify of an address change, although I double checked the orc and there still isn't a punishment laid out for violating that section. But meh, whatever. Just tell em you moved within 45 days and avoid the problem entirely.
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Re: Geauga Co.

Postby Anthd » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:28 pm

I went there last December. I have to say, the reason I went there was because I heard so many good things. My experience was awful however. I guess I shouldn't blame the sheriffs, they were super busy. The only bad part of Lake county was the 2 week wait for an appointment, but they went above and beyond what they were required to do to help me out, plus same day issue of license was a bonus. My step father swears by Guauge county and so does my LEO friend. I don't know. Hopefully you're experience will be better. Good luck
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