FIREARM AND AMMUNITION TRANSFERS

Person to Person Tranfers

430 ILCS 65/3(a) - "Except as provided in Section 3a, no person may knowingly transfer, or cause to be transferred, any firearm, firearm ammunition, stun gun, or taser to any person within this State unless the transferee with whom he deals displays either: (1) a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act; or (2) a currently valid license to carry a concealed firearm which has previously been issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. In addition, all firearm, stun gun, and taser transfers by federally licensed firearm dealers are subject to Section 3.1."

430 ILCS 65/3(a-10) - "Any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm or firearms to any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms, contact the Department of State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card. This subsection shall not be effective until January 1, 2014. The Department of State Police may adopt rules concerning the implementation of this subsection. The Department of State Police shall provide the seller or transferor an approval number if the purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is valid. Approvals issued by the Department for the purchase of a firearm pursuant to this subsection are valid for 30 days from the date of issue."

View the entire Firearm Owners Identification Card Act on the Illinois General Assembly's website by clicking here.

Acknowledgment

This system is for the sole purpose of determining the validity of a FOID card in compliance with the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (“FOID Act”), 430 ILCS 65/1 et seq. for private firearm and ammunition transfers. This system shall not be used by a Federal Firearm License Dealer ("FFL") in place of the Illinois Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program. However, the system may be used by an FFL to determine whether a purchaser has a valid FOID card when selling ammunition.

TO DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF A FOID CARD FOR A TRANSFER AND TO RECEIVE A TRANSFER APPROVAL NUMBER, please enter your (seller/transferor) FOID card number and date of birth. Approved transfers will be issued an approval number. Records for approved firearm transfers much be retained for a period of 10 years.


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