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**COVID-19**
DOES WEARING A FACE COVERING WHILE LEGALLY CARRYING A CONCEALED FIREARM PLACE ME IN DANGER OF VIOLATING ILLINOIS' FIREARMS LAWS?

The Governor's Executive Order regarding the wearing of masks or protective facial coverings in public settings during this serious global pandemic was not intended to negatively impact permit holders under the Illinois Concealed Carry Act while legally carrying firearms. The Executive Order does not require or suggest that law enforcement should arrest or criminally charge conceal carry license permit holders for wearing protective masks while in public as long as they are complying with the other provisions of the Illinois Concealed Carry Act and are not committing any other violations of Illinois law. ISP has confidence that law enforcement officers across the state will use appropriate judgment and that elected State's Attorneys will likewise exercise sound prosecutorial discretion.

 
What is the impact of the state's disaster declaration on my CCL expiration Date?

 

Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) card holders and Concealed Carry License (CCL) holders, who submit their renewal application will remain valid during the duration of the state's disaster proclamation and for a period of 18 months (previously 12 months) following the termination of the disaster, even if their renewal application is/was not submitted prior to expiration. Renewal CCL holders will need to submit proof of their three-hour renewal training within 18 months following the termination of the state's disaster proclamation in order to maintain the validity of their CCL.

 
What if I need to renew my CCL, but can't get into a refresher class due to COVID-19?

 

In accordance with the Executive Order and emergency administrative rules governing concealed carry matters in Illinois, CCL holders can renew their cards without having to submit proof of training during the renewal process. This exemption does require that those not submitting proof of training ultimately do so within 18 months of the termination of the state's disaster proclamation.

 
What if my CCL is revoked during the COVID-19 disaster period?

 

The Illinois State Police will continue to enforce both FOID card and CCL prohibitors. CCL holders who receive revocation notices shall return their CCL to the Illinois State Police.

 
I am a CCL holder. How can I complete my three-hour training?

 

Renewal applications will be accepted without proof that renewal training is completed. CCL licensees will need to submit proof of their three-hour renewal training within 18 months following the termination of the state's disaster proclamation in order to maintain the validity of their CCL license

Overview of the FOID Card

My FOID card expired last week and I just sent in my renewal. How do these rules affect me?

 

If your FOID expiration date was after March 9, 2020, your FOID card will remain valid throughout the duration of the state's disaster proclamation and for a period of 18 months (previously 12 months) following the termination of the disaster even if a renewal application is/was not submitted prior to expiration.

 
My FOID card shows that it is expired, but these rules mean that it is still valid. I went to my local dealer and they refused to sell me ammunition and/or a firearm. Why?

 

Dealers are required to check your FOID card before selling ammunition and/or a firearm. A dealer may decline to sell ammunition and/or a firearm if they so choose. Policies on this issue may vary from store to store. Federal regulations pertaining to the purchase of ammunition and firearms have not changed.

 
My Illinois DL or ID card is expired, may I apply for a FOID/CCL?

 

Yes, per the Governor's Executive Order, expired DL or ID cards will be treated as valid for the duration of the disaster proclamation and 30 days thereafter. The Illinois Secretary of State has currently extended expiration dates until June 1, 2021.

 
My driver's license/identification card expired. Will I be allowed to purchase a firearm/ammunition?

 

Yes, per the Governor's Executive Order, expired DL or ID cards will be treated as valid for the duration of the disaster proclamation and 30 days thereafter. The Illinois Secretary of State has currently extended expiration dates until June 1, 2021.

 
If my FOID card expired in February, and I just sent in my FOID card renewal application, and the disaster declaration terminates in December of 2021, is my FOID card valid through June of 2023?

 

Yes

 
I submitted a FOID/CCL application last month. How long is this going to take?

 

Because of the executive order and emergency administrative rules, new applications are being processed ahead of renewals, but you should expect CONSIDERABLE delays in all cases. Like all entities, our normal operations have been impacted by COVID-19.

 
My FOID/CCL expired three months ago, and I haven't submitted a renewal application as of today. Can I submit my late FOID/CCL renewal application now in order for my expired FOID/CCL to remain valid, or was there a specific time frame I needed to do this in, in order for it to remain valid?

 

If your card expired on or after March 9, 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the emergency administrative rules issued as a result of the state's disaster declaration, FOID card holders and CCL card holders who submit their renewal applications will remain valid during the duration of the state's disaster proclamation and for a period of 18 months following the termination of the disaster, even if their renewal application is/was not submitted prior to expiration.

 Minor Applicants
Can I apply for a FOID Card if I am less than 21 years old?

 

Yes, a minor can apply for a FOID Card as long as they have a sponsor who is a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian does not have to have a FOID Card, but must be eligible for a FOID Card. The parent or legal guardian must also sign an affidavit and attach it to the application.