Due to the extremely high volume of firearm-related
inquiries, we strongly encourage you to visit our Firearm Owner's Frequently Asked Questions. Currently the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau is experiencing a record number of Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card applications each month. If you do contact us, please be prepared to provide your full name, date of birth and most importantly the 8-digit number stamped on the front of your cashed check. If you completed your FOID application through a firearms dealer/store, please contact the dealer/store to obtain the range of numbers associated with your application.