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Alternative applications to Concealed Carry License available

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:46 p.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD – An alternative application option to apply for a Concealed Carry License is available for those individuals without computer access, according to Illinois State Police.

Applicants can contact the ISP Firearms Services Customer Service Center phone line at 217-782-7980 and provide the call taker with the same CCL application information that is required through the CCL online process.

The caller will need to provide the applicant’s full name, any previous names, date of birth, driver’s license number or state ID, Firearms Owner Identification card number, mailing address, 10 years of previous address history, fingerprint Transaction Control Number (TCN) (which is optional), training instructor’s name and the Concealed Carry Trainer’s Identification number.

Applicants should have this information readily available before calling the 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.

Once this process is complete, the applicant will receive the application in the mail. The applicant must review the application for accuracy, initial all required areas, answer the background check questions, and sign and date the application. The applicant must also attach a 2 inch by 2 inch headshot photo (shoulder to head) taken within the past 30 days and provide all required training certificates. All of this is to be returned to the ISP through the U.S. Postal Service before the license will be issued. Applications can be mailed to Illinois State Police Attn: CCL Application, 801 South 7th Street, 400M, Springfield, Illinois 62704.

ISP continues to encourage the public to use the online CCL application option when possible for the most efficient processing method.

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