Concealed Carry Signage Requirements

Signs Can Be Posted But Must Meet Regulatory Requirements

ISP approved sign to be posted at entrances of statutorily prohibited areas
or private properties where owners prohibit the carrying of firearms.

Illinois State Police officials today released information on the regulatory requirements for concealed carry signage under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

Owners of any statutorily prohibited area or private property, excluding residences, where the owner prohibits the carrying of firearms must clearly and conspicuously post the Illinois State Police approved sign at the entrance of the building, premises or real property. Signs shall be of a uniform design as established by the Department and shall be 4 inches by 6 inches in size.

The Illinois State Police proposed administrative rules requiring a white background; no text (except the reference to the Illinois Code 430 ILCS 66/1) or marking within the one-inch area surrounding the graphic design; a depiction of a handgun in black ink with a circle around and diagonal slash across the firearm in red ink; and that the image be 4 inches in diameter.  The sign in its entirety will measure 4 in x 6 in.

The Illinois State Police's proposed rules allow the design and posting of a larger sign if the property owner believes the entrance of the building, premises or real property requires it.  The rules also permit a larger sign to include additional language.

ISP has indicated a template for the approved sign will be available soon on the their website.
Concealed Carry permit applications will be available on the ISP website by January 5, 2014.