6/30/2014 3:40:00 PM ISP announces alternative application for conceal carry license
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced today that an alternative application option to apply for a Concealed Carry License (CCL) is now available for those individuals without computer access.
The Illinois State Police is providing this alternative method to ensure that the public has options to participate in the CCL application process and to ensure turnaround times are met in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
Applicants can contact the ISP Firearms Services (FSB) Customer Service Center phone line at (217) 782-7980 and provide the call taker with the same CCL application information that is currently required through the CCL on-line process.
The FSB call taker will need the applicant’s full name, any previous names, date of birth, driver’s license number or state ID, Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) card number, current mailing address, ten years of previous address history, fingerprint Transaction Control Number (TCN) (which is optional), training instructor’s name and the Concealed Carry Trainer’s Identification (CCTID) number. Applicants should have this information readily available prior to calling the FSB Customer Service Center phone line.
Upon validation of the FOID number and driver’s license or identification card, payment in the form of credit card or electronic check will be needed and securely processed by the FSB call taker.
Once the CCL telephone application interview is completed and payment confirmed, the applicant will receive the application in the mail.
To date, more than 78,000 CCL applications have been submitted and more than 60,000 are active across Illinois.