FOID and Concealed Carry Update

In the last couple of weeks, my office has gotten a lot of calls about Firearm Owner Identification Cards (FOID) and Concealed Carry Licenses (CCL). This week, the Illinois State Police filed emergency rules to address renewals of FOID and CCL during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
These rules, which are effective now, aim to provide FOID and CCL holders relief from certain renewal requirements during the pandemic.

  • FOID cardholders, who submit their renewal application will remain valid during the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation and for 12 months following the termination of the disaster, even if their renewal application is/was not submitted before expiration. 
  • CCL licensees, who submit their renewal application, will remain valid during the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation and for 12 months following its termination, even if their CCL renewal application was not submitted before expiration.  
  • CCL licensees will not be required to immediately submit proof of three-hour training with their CCL renewal application.
  • CCL licensees will need to submit proof of their three-hour renewal training within 12 months following the termination of the state’s disaster proclamation to maintain the validity of their CCL license.

ISP will continue to enforce both FOID and CCL prohibitors.  FOID cardholders who receive revocation notices shall return their FOID and Firearm Disposition Record form to the Illinois State Police. CCL holders who receive revocation notices shall return their CCL license to the Illinois State Police.
 

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