State Police FAQs
Do you find the on-line process difficult or confusing?
Well now there is A BETTER WAY!
You can simply call this number (217-782-7980) and the State Police will take your application verbally. You will be required to mail in certain documents i.e. your photo, your training certificate, etc. This should make life much easier for those of us that are not inclined to work with computers. AND THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU!
Still want to use the computer but need step-by-step instructions, go here: https://ccl4illinois.com/ccw/public/home.aspx
*Remember, you do not have to submit finger prints. If you chose to NOT submit your prints, you will save money but you will also give the state 30 additional days to process your application.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Concealed Carry can be found here:
You can also read the full Public Act at