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Property Owners: What you need to know about the Concealed Carry Act

The State of Illinois Concealed Carry Act takes place as of January 1, 2014.  Among those properties required to post signs prohibiting concealed firearms are Government owned and Public buildings, parks and playgrounds..  Other private property owners (excluding residential) will have the right to decide if they want to allow or disallow concealed carry of a firearm on their property.

All businesses and property owners that prohibit the concealed carry of a firearm must conform to the following sign regulations:

  • Signs stating that the carrying of firearms is prohibited should be clearly posted at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property.
  • Signs need to be of a uniform design as established by the Illinois State Police and should be 4 inches by 6 inches in size.
  • The following is the graphic that the Illinois State Police has developed.


  • Landlords should review their standard lease rules and regulations to ensure that they implement the concealed carry policies.
  • Tenants should review their lease rules to make sure they know their obligations with respect to the premises.


Issuance of Concealed Carry Permits will begin early in 2014 so the time to plan is now if you wish to prohibit concealed firearms on your property.

For more information you can go to the Illinois State Police website or read the text of the law.

Frequently Asked Questions from the State Police Website

Text Language of Concealed Carry Act

Posted by: Doris Colson on October 4, 2017
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