Firearms Restraining Order

What Is a Firearms Restraining Order?

On January 1, 2019, the Firearms Restraining Order Act went into effect. This allows family members, “intimate partners”, or police to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from someone they think may be a threat to themselves or others. These are forms approved for this process:

Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court M.R. 18368, all civil cases filed in McLean County are required to be filed electronically (e-filing). HOWEVER, you may qualify for an exemption from e-filing. For information on an e-filing exemption: Certification for Exemption from E-Filing. To e-file, create an account with an e-filing service provider by visiting

For information on E-Filing in McLean County click here.

If you feel you are in immediate danger, please call 911, or contact your local police department