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Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau says customers can get messages about their FOID cards and Conceal and Carry Licenses by email or text. The change is now instead of by letter through the United States Postal Service.

“The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau is working diligently to ensure the statutory changes to the FOID Act will benefit the people of Illinois,” stated ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly in a press release.  “This opt out option will make it easier and quicker for the public to receive notifications regarding their FOID card and/or CCL,” concluded Kelly. 

If an individual would prefer to receive correspondence from the ISP FSB by email and/or text message instead of by letter through the USPS, they can sign up online at the ISP FSB portal at