TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER II: DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE
PART 1231 FIREARM CONCEALED CARRY ACT PROCEDURES
SECTION 1231.60 ISSUANCE OF LICENSE


 

Section 1231.60  Issuance of License

 

a)         An FCCL shall expire 5 years after the date of issuance.  

 

b)         The Department shall, at least 60 days prior to the expiration of an FCCL, forward to the last known address of each person whose FCCL is to expire a notification of the expiration.  

 

c)         The Department shall make applications available via its website no later than January 5, 2014. No later than July 1, 2014, the Department will provide an alternative to the web-based application process for Illinois residents who have limited or no access to the web-based application process. 

 

d)         FCCL applicants must obtain a digital signature through the Department of Central Management Services (see 14 Ill. Adm. Code 105) before applying for an FCCL.  The Department will provide a link to the digital signature application through its website.

 

e)         Applicants submitting fingerprints shall do so electronically by submitting a full set of fingerprints to the Department in an electronic format using a Live Scan vendor licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or a law enforcement agency registered by the Department. Manual fingerprints will not be accepted.

 

f)         Upon receiving a Live Scan Fingerprint Transaction Control Number (TCN) from the licensed Live Scan vendor or law enforcement agency, the applicant shall electronically complete and submit the FCCL to the Department.

 

g)         The TCN for FCCL applicants will have a unique purpose code for the FCCL application process.  Concealed Carry Firearm Instructors may use         the TCN previously obtained for the instructor application process.  No other previously obtained TCNs may be used as they will not have the appropriate purpose code.    

 

h)         The database of FCCL applicants maintained by the Department pursuant to Section 10(i) of Act shall be exempt from FOIA pursuant to FOIA Section 7.5(v) [5 ILCS 140/7.5(v)].

 

1)         Persons authorized to access the database shall register with the Department to obtain a unique password granting them secure access to the database.

 

2)         The entity employing persons requesting access to the database shall appoint a person to act as the entity's point of contact and shall enter into an agreement with the Department defining the security protocols of the database and access to the database.