If you require relief from a firearms prohibitor for which the Department has not been granted authority under Section 10 of the FOID Act or would like to challenge the record considered, please select the issue above for which you need additional guidance.

If you believe our records have inaccurately identified you as prohibited from possessing a FOID Card, you do not need to appeal to the Director for relief. Rather, you will need to utilize the Records Challenge Tab.

If you were a patient in a Mental Health Facility more than five years ago, you do not need to appeal to the Director for relief. Rather, you will need to utilize the Mental Health Admission – Over Five Years Tab.

If you were convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence, you cannot appeal to the Director for relief. Rather, you will need to utilize the Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence Tab.

If you were convicted of a forcible felony, stalking, aggravated stalking, domestic battery, any violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or the Cannabis Control Act that is classified as a Class 2 or greater felony, any felony violation of Article 24 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or any adjudication as a delinquent minor for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony; you cannot appeal to the Director for relief. Rather, you will need to utilize the Court Ordered Relief FOID Tab.

If your Firearm Concealed Carry License was revoked or denied based upon a determination of the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board (CCLRB), you cannot appeal to the Director for relief. Rather, you will need to utilize the Court Ordered Relief CCLRB Tab.