May I change my Address when I Renew my Illinois Concealed Carry license?

I am often asked if a licensee may change their address when they renew their concealed carry license or if it must be done separately.  First, someone with a FOID card is required by law to notify the state police (change their address) within 21 days of moving. And a person with a concealed carry license is required to notify the Illinois state police within 30 days of moving.

The good news is, if you forgot to change the address on your FOID or change the address on your concealed carry license, you may change your address when you renew your Illinois concealed carry license.

You may recall as part of your original concealed carry license, you are asked for 10 years residency. That has not changed with the renewal process. As part of the renewal application, there are fields to input your current address.  Simply change your current address, input your previous address(es) and continue as normal.

Alpha Koncepts has confirmed with students, that you are not charged a separate change of address fee ($75), but only charged the $150 concealed carry license renewal fee.

IMPORTANT: Change the address on your Concealed Carry License first before changing the address on your FOID card. If you change your FOID address first, the system will lock you out for weeks or months.


Now you know. You may change your address when you renew your concealed carry license.


Interested in a Concealed Carry Renewal Class? Check Alpha Koncepts Firearm training.


About the Author

Thomas Kral is the chief firearm instructor for Alpha Koncepts Firearm Training and has been instructing students on the safe and efficient use of a firearm since 2013. Thomas has numerous firearm industry certifications including instructor credentials from the United States Concealed Carry Association, the National Rifle Association, Next Level Defense, Ultimate Training Munitions, and The American Gunsmithing Institute.

Thomas Kral is also the founder of a gun rights organization, GunRights4Illinois. Founded in 2014, GunRights4Illinois is blossoming into a no-compromise gun rights organization enabling Illinois gun owners to fight for their rights.

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