Use of this portal to complete a person-to-person firearms transfer is
required by 430 ILCS 65/3(a-10). Firearms transfer records retention is
governed by 430 ILCS 65/3(b). To read Section 3 of the act, click here.
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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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) - "Notwithstanding item (2) of subsection (a) of this Section, 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 a federal firearm license dealer under paragraph (1) of subsection
(a-15) of this Section to conduct the transfer or the Illinois 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 under State and federal law, including the
National Instant Criminal Background Check System. This subsection shall
not be effective until July 1, 2023. Until that date the transferor shall
contact the Illinois State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's
Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the
card. The Illinois State Police may adopt rules concerning the
implementation of this subsection. The Illinois 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 Illinois
State Police 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.