Requests for relief from the FOID Card Review Board

Effective January 1, 2023, Section 10 of the FOID Act provides that when a FOID card is revoked or an application is denied, the aggrieved party may request relief from the FOID Card Review Board if the revocation or denial was based upon any of the following reasons:

  • Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mental Health Admissions / Clear and Present Danger Incidents that were less than 5 years ago
  • Law Enforcement Requested for Expedited Relief from a Mental Health Admission
  • Certain Misdemeanors as provided in Section 8k of the FOID Act
  • Felonies other than:
    • Forcible felonies,
    • Stalking,
    • Aggravate stalking,
    • Domestic battery,
    • Any violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or the Cannabis Control Act that is classified as a Class 2 or greater felony,
    • Any felony conviction of Article 24 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or
    • Any adjudication as delinquent minor for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony.

Please Note:
  • If your filing was complete prior to January 1, 2023, and you have not yet received a decision from the Illinois State Police (ISP), your file will either be transitioned to the FCRB by the ISP or you will receive further direction from the ISP.
  • If you filed materials after January 1, 2023, with the ISP, they will be provided to the FCRB as a part of the transition.

If you require relief from a firearms prohibitor for which the FCRB has been granted authority under Section 10 of the FOID Act, please select the type of request above for which you need additional guidance.