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State shuts driver facilities until Jan. 5, license and ID card expiration extended

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will keep driver services facilities statewide closed for in-person transactions until Tuesday, Jan. 5, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards have been extended until June 1, 2021.

In an effort to reduce future facility visits for in-person service, the office has expanded online renewals for driver’s licenses and ID cards. Not everyone qualifies, particularly those who are required to pass a written or road test. 

For qualifying drivers, if the driver’s license or ID card expired between Feb. 1, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021, then the individual will receive a letter this month with a unique PIN needed to renew online. 

If the driver’s license or ID card expires after Feb. 1, 2021, the individual will receive the PIN letter approximately 90 days before the expiration date. For more information on determining whether an individual qualifies for online renewal, visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com and click on “Read more on how to renew your driver’s license or ID card online” near the top of the main page.

Officials said thousands of customers have already taken advantage of the expanded driver’s license and ID card online renewal program and encourage others to use the system. It will help reduce customers wait times at driver services facilities once they reopen.

Online services have been expanded and can be accessed at www.cyberdriveillinois.com. Some of these services include:

  • Renewing a license plate sticker.
  • Renewing a valid driver’s license for qualifying drivers.
  • Renewing a valid ID card for those age 22-64 (seniors 65 and older have free, non-expiring IDs).
  • Obtaining a driver record abstract.
  • Filing Business Services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports.
  • Customers with issues involving administrative hearings may contact [email protected].

New drivers can use the Chicago South Driver’s License Facility at 9901 S. Martin Luther King Dr. in Chicago to take a driver’s test. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Services for commercial driver’s license written and road exams are available at the South Holland facility at 41 W. 162nd St. Services are offered by appointment. Call 217-785-3013 to set an appointment.

Drive-thru services for license plate stickers are available at the Chicago South facility at 9901 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago.

All other Secretary of State departments are open to serve the public. Information is at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

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