ISP Release Concealed Carry Sign Information and Requirements

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police Officials have released information on regulatory requirements for concealed carry signs under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

Those licensed to carry a concealed firearm under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act are prohibited from carrying a firearm on or into any of the prohibited areas listed in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Private property owners can also prohibit individuals from carrying a concealed firearm on or into property under their control.

Owners of private property (with the exception of residences) where the owner prohibits the carrying of firearms must clearly post the Illinois State Police approved sign at the entrance of the building, premises or real property.

The sign in its entirety will measure 4 in x 6 in and must be of a uniform design. The sign must have a white background with a graphic of a black handgun inside a red circle with a red slash through it, as shown in the picture. No text with the exception of reference to the specific code can be posted on the sign.

The Illinois State Police’s proposed administrative rules allow the design and posting of a larger sign if the property owner believes the entrance of the building, premises or real property requires it.

To download a template of the approved sign for use and for more information, visit the ISP website at

Concealed Carry permit applications will be available on the ISP website by January 5, 2014.

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