Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry Prohibited Areas 430 ILCS 66/65

  • Preschools/Schools/Daycares
  • Courts
  • Government Buildings/Police Stations/Municipal Buildings
  • Correctional/Detention Facilities
  • Hospitals/Mental Health Facilities/Nursing Homes
  • Public Transportation
  • Bars/Restaurants
  • Public Gatherings/Special Events/Polling Places on Election Day
  • Municipal, Forest Preserve or Park District Public Playgrounds/Parks/Athletic Areas/Trails/Bikeways
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Stadiums/Arenas
  • Public Libraries
  • Airports
  • Zoos/Amusement Parks/Museums
  • Nuclear Facilities

The owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of conceled firearms on the property under his or her control. The owner must post a sign in accordance with 430 ILCS 66/65 subsection (d) indicating that firearms are prohibited on the property, unless the propery is a private residence.

Pursuant to Section 65(d) of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, signs must be of a uniform design and the Illinois State Police is responsible for adopting rules for standardized signs. The Illinois State Police has proposed rules which require 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 circle be 4 inches in diameter. The sign in its entirety will measure 4 inches x 6 inches.

Click on the image below to download a template of the approved sign.

no concealed carry


NOTE: When printing the sign, please ensure the black borders surrounding the "no firearms" symbol measure 4 inches from top to bottom and 6 inches from left to right.