ISP announces changes to FOID and CCL application process

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Police has announced that in order to provide a more streamlined and modernized application process, online FOID applications will start being accepted on March 16, 2015.

Officials say current paper FOID applications will not be accepted after March 9, 2015.  However, the new FOID application will be available at the agency's website and through a call center for those who do not have internet access.

In addition, applicants will no longer need an Illinois digital I.D. through the Department of Central Management Services in order to submit Concealed Carry License and FOID applications.  Instead, new applicants and returning CCL applicants will need to register with the Illinois State Police by providing information on their driver's license, as well as creating a username and password and answering security questions.  Officials say the CCL website will be down from March 13 at 5:00 p.m. until March 16 at 7:00 a.m. in order to implement the new FOID system.

All Federal Firearm Licensed dealers will be required to register with the ISP by calling (217) 524-3847 or by visiting in order to have access to a web-based portal to conduct mandatory background checks of potential firearms customers.  Officials also say the old FTIP system will be close on March 15 at 4:00 p.m. until March 16 at 8:30 a.m., when dealers will be able to submit transactions through the website, and follow up on previous checks.  Dealers will not be charged to submit transactions within the first 30 days of the web-portal's implementation.  After the 30 days is up, a $2 transaction fee will be applied per transaction.
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