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The average delay for new FOID cards is published on the Illinois State Police website (https://isp.illinois.gov/Foid). This information is published for the prior months’ activity.

 

Month/ Year

New FOID Application Ave. Processing Time (Days)

Statutory "Requirement"

Days in Excess of "Requirement"

% Of Excess days over Statutory "Requirement"

Notes

02/2021

118.89

30

88.89

296.3

 

03/2021

126.35

30

96.35

321.2

 

04/2021

140.39

30

110.39

368.0

 

05/2021

206.84

30

176.84

589.5

 

06/2021

n/a

30

-

-

Not published

07/2021

188.95

30

158.95

529.8

 

08/2021

196.74

30

166.74

555.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that that the calculation of average processing time is the time from submission to the time that the application has been approved (or denied). Also, the calculation is an average. So, if there are two applications processed, one application takes 20 days, and the other application takes 100 days, the average application processing time would be 60 days.

 

For reference, here are the snippets from the Illinois Revised Statues (https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1657&ChapterID=39)

 

(430 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 83-5)

Sec. 5. Application and renewal.

(a)    The Department of State Police shall either approve or deny all applications within 30 days from the date they are received, except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section…

(b)   Renewal applications shall be approved or denied within 60 business days, provided the applicant submitted his or her renewal application prior to the expiration of his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card…

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Attached is a link to an article in the Illinois Times on the FOID wait times. https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/year-long-waits-for-foid-cards/Content?oid=14110347

 

It looks as if the Auditor General will be publishing the results of an audit in the last few days of September, 2021 on the performance of the Illinois State Police application processing. As information is available, I will try o keep you informed.

 

 

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On 9/24/2021 at 9:51 AM, BigMacNCheese said:

New FOID Application:

 

Submitted 8/24
Active 9/3
Received 9/14

The "numbers" definitely worked out for you very well! It took 10 days to process your application. Now for the month of August, 2021 the average application processing time was 197 (196.74) days. So what this would mean that (statistically) there would be another new application that took 384 days (ouch).  [10+384= 394  394/2 = 197] The ISP has been working to chip away at the backlog.

 

Congrats on the rapid processing time on the new FOID and quick processing on the address change. Also, and most important, good luck in your pending nuptials.

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On 9/18/2021 at 7:04 PM, HelloAll said:

Applied: 08/11/2021

Active: 09/17/2021

 

I mailed in a letter on 09/14/21 according to instructions by Molly B, requesting a hearing due to ISP exceeding the 30 day deadline by law. I'm sure that expedited my application.

Received FOID in mail on 09/24/21, 7 days after it being issued.

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