Types Of Appeals
Clear and Present Danger Over 5 Years Ago
- If your Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card was revoked or your FOID application was denied because you met the definition of “Clear and present danger” as provided in Section 1.1 of the FOID Act (430 ILCS 65/1.1), and it has been more than 5 years, you will need to utilize the Mental Health Admission / Clear and Present Danger- more than five years ago tab.
- If you were denied or revoked due to Clear and Present Danger and it has been less than 5 years ago, you are not permitted to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification Card unless you receive relief from the FOID Card Review Board. Please refer to their website at: www.isp.illinois.gov/FoidCardReviewBoard
Mental Health Admission Over 5 Years Ago
- If you were a patient in a Mental Health Facility more than five years ago, you will need to utilize the Mental Health Admission / Clear and Present Danger – more than five years ago tab. Mental Health Admission (illinois.gov)
If your Firearm Concealed Carry License was revoked, or suspended, or your CCL application was denied by the Department
pursuant to Section 10 or Section 70 of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (FCCA), you may request administrative review of this decision pursuant to Section 87 of the FCCA. The information required for administrative review is listed on the attached
Please use this to ensure all paperwork required is provided. The appeal process will not begin until the Department receives all necessary documentation.
- The Department may request any reasonable documentation related to the determination for relief. Submission of the required documents does not guarantee the granting of an appeal or relief; however, it is required to begin the review process. Upon receipt of all of the documents requested, your application will be actioned. You will be notified once the decision has been made or if additional information is needed.
- Relevant Checklist and Forms:
- PLEASE NOTE: If your Firearm Concealed Carry License (CCL) Application was denied based upon a determination of the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board (CCLRB), you are not permitted to obtain a CCL unless you receive relief from the courts, you will need to utilize the tab below:
Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence
- If you were convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence, you will need to utilize the tab below: Misdemeanor Crime (illinois.gov)
Court Ordered Relief
- Section 10 of the FOID Act provides that when a FOID card is revoked or an application is denied, the aggrieved party may appeal to the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Review Board for relief, unless the revocation or denial was based on certain convictions , in which case, you cannot appeal to the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Review Board, but instead if you wish to pursue your appeal, you must do it in circuit court. If you are in need of court ordered relief, you will need to utilize the tab below:
FOID Card Review Board Relief
However, if your FOID Card was revoked, or application denied, due to any of the following,you will need to file your appeal with the FOID Card Review Board:
- Other felony convictions not listed at the above link,
- A mental health admission under 5 years ago,
- A Clear & Present Danger Determination under 5 years,
- A Developmental/Intellectual Disability,
- A misdemeanor pursuant to Section 8(k) of the FOID Act, or
- If you are a Law Enforcement Officer revoked pursuant to Section 8 (e) seeking expedited relief.
- For information on how to appeal, please refer to their website at: www.isp.illinois.gov/FoidCardReviewBoard