One would typically get their concealed carry permit, or have it renewed, at the county Sheriff’s office. When the pandemic forced businesses and government buildings to shutdown Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck ended walk-in CCW applications.
“We did not have any space that allowed for 32 people to show up and wait in line,” Streck said.
In their place, he set up an appointment system. That system resulted in a dramatic drop in the number of new licenses issued, as well as licenses renewed from 2019 to 2020.
I wonder if the bolded only really refers to the ones they process, because you can potentially go elsewhere. As far as appts. go, my county has always required appts, and it doesn't slow down people from applying or renewing. In fact it makes the process quicker in my county, get in and get out.