FAQ’s

FAQ

Concealed Carry License Applicants

What is the cost for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?

$150 for 5 years for Illinois residents
$300 for 5 years for out-of-state residents

How does a citizen apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?

In short you must take a qualifying course, submit the appropriate paperwork, pay the fee, and pass the background check. Read our complete Illinois CCW Permit Application Guide for more details.

How long will it take a citizen to obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry License?

Upon receipt of a completed application, including fee, the ISP shall issue or deny the applicant an Illinois Concealed Carry License within 90 days, provided the applicant submits a full set of fingerprints in electronic format. If fingerprints are not submitted the ISP is granted an additional 30 days to complete a manual background check. In all cases, law enforcement agencies will have 30 days to file an objection once an application is received.

The Act requires applicants to submit a photo taken within the past 30 days, will the photo be taken as part of the Fee Application for applicants who submit electronic fingerprints satisfy this requirement?
No. All applicants must submit a photo taken within the past 30 days even if they were photographed as part of their fingerprinting process.

What are the qualifications for an Illinois Concealed Carry License?

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