The process to change your address on your concealed carry license is fairly simple. The wait can certainly be 1-2 months. But, will your Illinois Concealed Carry License remain valid while you wait for your new card?
The answer is yes, your concealed carry license shall remain valid when you change the address. This is unlike reporting your license lost or stolen, which will be invalid if lost or stolen.
The Illinois Concealed Carry licensing Act states (Bold added for emphasis)…
(430 ILCS 66/55)
Sec. 55. Change of address or name; lost, destroyed, or stolen licenses.
(a) A licensee shall notify the Department within 30 days of moving or changing residence or any change of name. The licensee shall submit the requisite fee and the Department may require a notarized statement that the licensee has changed his or her residence or his or her name, including the prior and current address or name and the date the applicant moved or changed his or her name.
(b) A licensee shall notify the Department within 10 days of discovering that a license has been lost, destroyed, or stolen. A lost, destroyed, or stolen license is invalid. To request a replacement license, the licensee shall submit:
(1) a notarized statement that the licensee no longer possesses the license, and that it was lost, destroyed, or stolen;
(2) if applicable, a copy of a police report stating that the license was stolen; and
(3) the requisite fee.
(c) A violation of this Section is a petty offense with a fine of $150 which shall be deposited into the Mental Health Reporting Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 99-29, eff. 7-10-15.)
Note section (b) above. The license is only invalid if lost or stolen. The Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing act does NOT state that a change of address is invalid.
To Change your Address on your Illinois Concealed Carry License, visit www.ispfsb.com or call (217) 782-7980.