- On July 9, 2013, The Illinois Goverenor’s veto of the concealed carry bill was overridden making Illinois the final state to issue concealed carry permits. The Illinois State Police have 180 days to develop the process. We will update the details on this page accordingly as more information is provided.
- Shall Issue
- Resident and Non-Resident Permits Issued
- 21 years of age required
- $150 for 5 Years for Residents
- $300 for 5 Years for Non-Residents
- 90 Day Processing Time
- Illinois Reciprocity Maps
Are background checks required for a Illinois concealed carry permit and does it count as a National Instant Criminal System (NICS) check?
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a valid FOID card
- Have not been convicted or found guilty in this State or any other state of:
- A misdemeanor involving the use or threat of physical force or violence to any person within the last 5 years.
- 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof, within the last 5 years.
- Not be the subject of a pending arrest warrant, prosecution, or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification.
- Not have been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the last 5 years.
- Submit a completed Concealed Carry License Application.
- Successfully complete 16 hours of firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.
7/9/2013 – Format updated along with all information.
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