Attention: CCL and FOID card holders seeking renewal.
On December 21, 2021, emergency rules governing FOID and CCL were superseded by permanent rules. The permanent rules provide two important features: First, Section 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1231.120(c) provides if a person missed the expiration deadline to file a CCL renewal application, their CCL will remain active if they filed a renewal application while the Disaster Proclamation is in effect. The Disaster Proclamation allows more flexible requirements that can be implemented by emergency or permanent rules.Yet, a Disaster Proclamation is only effective for 30 days, unless it is renewed. However, under the permanent rules there is now no extended grace period after the Disaster Proclamation is terminated. Also, a person must have a valid FOID card and not be subject to revocation. Second, it is very important to complete the required 3-hour training and promptly submit your training certificate. Section 1231.100(g) provides that if you submit an incomplete application, the ISP will notify you and require the missing information be submitted within 60 days. If you do not provide the missing information including the training certificate within 60 days, the application will be denied. Your CCL will then be invalid
Yes, there were, during different stages of the pandemic, emergency rules that provided for expiration date extensions of different durations. Those have been noted on our Frequently Asked Questions page and have been referenced in some correspondence with our cardholders. These were temporary measures, as they were provided for in emergency administrative rules. Now that permanent rules and updated statutes (most recently updated on 01/01/2022) are in place, these are our documents of governance.
Also worth noting, the display of an eCard for FOID and CCL satisfies ALL REQIREMENTS for the display or possession of a valid FOID or CCL under the laws of this state.