I already submitted a personal statement to the PTSB Office; do I have to send in another one?

Yes. You must include a signed and dated personal statement with EVERY application that you submit to PTSB.

Do I have to provide court documents with my initial application?

Providing court documents with your application is highly encouraged. However, if you are unable to provide the documentation you will need to address that in your personal statement.

Do I have to provide court documents every time?

No. If it is from a previous incident and we already have court documents on file you can note that in your personal statement.

What should I include in my personal statement?

Personal statements should be as detailed as possible. You should include dates, locations, and the final disposition and /or what was done to resolve the situation.

Do I need to type my personal statement?

We prefer that personal statements be typed, but we can accept handwritten personal statements as long as they are legible. Personal statements must be signed and dated.

What if I was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor a long time ago?

You still need to check yes to Question 4 and provide a personal statement, regardless of how long ago the incident occurred.

I was arrested, but it was dismissed (expunged/set aside/suspended) do I still have to check yes to Question 4 on the application?

No, however to prevent any delay of your application it is best to include a statement addressing any arrests and court documents verifying dismissal, expungment, or other circumstances.

I am not certain of an incident will show up on my background report or not, should I still check yes to Question 4?

No, however it is always best to provide more information and disclose anything you believe may come up on your background report. If you disclose something, and then your background report comes back clear you will not be required to submit a statement in the future.

What are my chances of being granted a license or permit if I marked yes to any of the Legal and Licensing questions?

Every case is different. If you have questions or concerns regarding your specific situation call our office at 307-777-7291 and we will be happy to discuss your situation.

What is the processing for evaluating personal statements?

Step 1: Once an application is received, the file with the personal statement will be given to the Executive Assistant after it has been reviewed by a Licensing Specialist.

Step 2: If this is your first time applying or if you are completing a reinstatement application, your fingerprints will be sent to the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for processing and the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) will be sent to PTSB.

Step 3: Once we receive the CHRI the Executive Assistant will review it in conjunction with the personal statement.

Step 4: The Executive Assistant will either:

a) Sign off on your statement and give it back to the Licensing Specialist to be processed

b) Contact you for more information

c) Submit your application to the Application Review Committee for further review