An applicant for a License to Carry (LTC) firearms must be 21 years old.
An applicant for a Firearm Identification (FID) Card must be 18 years old, or 15 years old with the written permission of a parent or guardian (notarized, unless signed in presence of licensing officer). If at the time of the application an applicant is younger than 15 years of age, he or she shall not be issued the FID Card until he or she reaches the age of 15.
Mace or Pepper Spray
Anyone 18 years of age or older may possess mace or pepper spray without a license unless prohibited as follows:
- Has been convicted or adjudicated as a youthful offender or delinquent child for any:
o Misdemeanor punishable by more than 2 years;
o Violent crime;
o Crime relating to unlawful use or possession of weapons or ammunition for which a term of imprisonment may be imposed;
o Law regulating use, possession, or sale of a controlled substance
- Has been committed to a hospital or institution for mental illness unless the person obtains an affidavit from a physician or clinical psychologist;
- Has been in recovery from or committed based upon a finding of having alcohol or substance abuse disorder unless five years have passed and the applicant obtains an affidavit from a physician or clinical psychologist;
- Is an alien unlawfully in the United States;
- Is the subject of a current order of protection;
- Is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant.
Except in the case of convictions for violent crimes or trafficking offenses, persons may possess mace or pepper spray 5 years following their release from court supervision.
Possession of mace or pepper spray by minors between the ages of 15 and 18 still also requires an FID card or restricted FID card.
Sales of mace and pepper spray are limited to dealers licensed to sell ammunition.