SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday his office has filed emergency rules extending expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification (ID) cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings for at least 90 days after Driver Services facilities reopen. The previous extension was for 30 days.
“Extending expiration dates by at least 90 days after Driver Services facilities reopen is the right thing to do,” White said. “It will ensure driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations remain valid during this pandemic and will help alleviate the rush of customers visiting facilities once they reopen.
Following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, White closed Driver Services facilities to the public through April 30.
While facilities are closed to the public, White is encouraging residents to visit cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of online services such as renewing vehicle registration stickers.
People who conduct online transactions will further help to reduce the number of face-to-face transactions to occur at Driver Services facilities once they reopen.
Some of the online services include renewing a vehicle registration, applying for a vehicle title and registration, obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, obtaining a driving record abstract, and renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program.