A good contact to make prior to your trip is with Gill, J39AL.
He was kind enough to meet me downtown and he took me through the paces.
First, you have to go to one office and get the paperwork filled out.
You have to catch the proper official in his office so there are only certain times
of the day you can do this. Then you go to another location a few blocks away and
pay the fee. This office was busy, and we had about a half hour wait in line. This
office issues the actual license and stamps your application. Then you go back to the
first office and return the original paperwork with the fee stamped on it.
This was the most complicated process of licensing I've ever encountered.
I'm very thankful to Gill for escorting me around.