I'm on permit watch, too. I took my stuff to the BCI in person and they charged my card while I was standing there. That was 2/26.
As of 3/26 they hadn't started working on it yet.
I know this because I was having mail problems and was worried maybe it was returned to the BCI since the woman who took my paperwork and charged my card said 30 days. The woman on the phone when I checked said they're completing them right around 60 days.
Oh well . . . At least I'm checking the mailbox everyday now - so that's something positive. My mail carrier must be very happy. It was hit and miss before because I have one of those locking po box type things and I hate mail. Hate it! Now you understand why I was having a "mail problem."