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To conceal carry in Illinois, you need a pistol permit.
However, you must meet gun law requirements of the state before applying for the pistol permit, or else, the police department will reject the application.
Illinois is a shall-issue state for the application of firearms conducted by the local law enforcement agency.
The state also issues a firearm identification card that serves as a purchase permit to buy firearms.
Illinois gun license is available to those that are twenty-one years old or more without a prohibition of firearm possession.
The permit is strictly for concealed in the state.
Illinois completely prohibits the open carry of firearms.
It also bans the manufacturing, possession, and sales of firearms, machine guns, or other assault weapons.
The state defines machine guns as any type of firearms that discharges more than once for just a single pull on the trigger.
The state also prohibits armor-piercing ammunition.
To apply for Illinois gun license, you must meet the requirements provided by gun laws of the state, and this includes:
A summary of firearms permits purchase in Illinois includes the following:
The cost for an initial Illinois permit application is one hundred and fifty dollars and three hundred dollars for residents and non-residents, respectively.
The cost for Illinois permit renewal application is one hundred and fifty dollars and three hundred dollars for residents and non-residents, respectively.
The process for permit renewal in Illinois includes the following:
The first step of undergoing an Illinois CCW application is completing the training requirement. An approved state instructor must oversee this.
Visit the state police website to obtain your ID and password.
You will be required to provide the following documents for the application:
Your fingerprint is not compulsory for Illinois concealed carry permit application. But it helps speed up the application review process period to Ninety days.
If you are in urgent need of the CCW permit, you should provide your fingerprint.
For fingerprint application, you will get a Transaction Control Number (TNC). You should keep the TNC because you will need it for further completion of the pistol permit.
A waiting period of one hundred and twenty days is required to complete the process without a fingerprint. Ninety days with a fingerprint.
You will get a notification via mail for either an approved or rejected application.
The Illinois permit renewal process can start when it is at least ninety days from the expiration date of the permit.
Upon expiration of the permit, it becomes invalid and unusable, except the holder is already processing a renewal.
The permit renewal process elapses after the ninety days before the expiration date.
If the permit holder does not process the permit within this period, he or she forfeits the license and will have to apply for a new one to conceal carry.
Illinois does not accept a permit from any other state in the country.
Other aspects of its reciprocity include the following:
If you have an Illinois gun permit, you can possess firearms legally in these states. The states are:
Michigan accepts Illinois gun permit, but the permit holder must satisfy specific requirements before they can possess firearms in the state.
Most of the states under this category are constitutional carry states, and they do not require a pistol permit for the possession of firearms within their jurisdiction. These states are:
Some of the most frequently asked questions you should know about gun permits, its application and renewal includes the following:
Yes. Concealed carry in Illinois is only valid with the gun license.
The permit is valid for five years, after which you have to apply for a renewal.
Yes, but Illinois will only issue a pistol permit to non-residents from other states that have gun laws relating to the use and possession of firearms, according to the Illinois permit.
The first this to do is notify the issuing department within at least thirty days of changing residence or effecting the name change.
Then you have to pay the required fee, after which the department will issue you with a new license indicating the changes you made.
You must make a report at least ten days to the period that you realize the permit is missing or stolen. This may require a written statement and a police report proving the theft.
There is also a required fee for replacement permits.
Illinois requires that residents of the state that wants to apply for a permit have a firearm owner identification card, FOID.
As soon as a new resident has this card, he or she can apply for an Illinois gun permit.
After establishing residency in another state, you have to surrender your Illinois gun license. You can mail it to the firearm service bureau.
If you wish to hold on to the permit, then you have to reapply as a non-resident.
No. Open carry is illegal in Illinois with or without a gun permit.
You must be at least twenty-one years old before applying for a pistol permit in Illinois.
Yes, Illinois firearm identification card serves a purchase permit in the state.
Yes. You need to complete a firearm training course to apply for a permit in the state. This is also a requirement for permit renewal.
Illinois processes firearm permits within ninety to one hundred and twenty days.
Yes, but local governments can regulate the discharge of firearms within their boundaries.
Some of Illinois gun laws relating to pistol permit in the state include the following:
Illinois permits the concealed carry of firearms in vehicles for residents of the state that have a gun license.
Non-residents can also transport firearms through Illinois, but they must have a pistol permit from their state of residence.
If the non-resident is from a state that does not issue a permit, then he or she must:
For vehicles left unattended, non-residents must lock the firearm within a compartment in the car, or the gun remains in the locked vehicle.
Illinois gun law requires the vehicle owner to handle firearms or ammunition in the following ways:
[430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/10(h) and [430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/40(e)].
Illinois gun statutes [430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/65] prohibits the possession of firearms or concealed carry in any roadside area of the state.
Illinois allows the possession of firearms and concealed carry in state parks and wildlife management areas, as long as the person has an Illinois pistol permit.
Illinois gun statutes [430 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 66/65(a)(9)] prohibits the possession of alcohol in bar areas or any similar venture where the sales of alcohol account for more than half of the gross income.
Illinois state law permits the possession of firearms in hotels that do not have any post or policy prohibiting guns.
In this case, the firearm must not be loaded, must be in a compartment, and carried along to the room.
As long as there are no local laws that state, otherwise, this law should stand.
Also, it is essential to make inquiries from the hotel management on their policy about the possession of firearms in the state.
Any permit holder that is an employee can keep a firearm in his or her vehicle.
If the employer prohibits this, then the permit holder can conceal carry around the vehicle in the parking area.
Also, the possession of a firearm in this area is only for the retrieval from the vehicle trunk, a case, or anywhere the gun is.
This section of Illinois gun law defines a case as any compartment that hides a firearm completely.
430 Ill. Comp. Stat. 66/55(b)]