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. Forms approved for this process can be found at

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