All Area Drivers Services Facilities Closed Until at Least Dec. 7

With COVID numbers on the rise, not only here in the suburbs but across the country, Jessie White has announced that all drivers services facilities are shut down for in-person business until at least Dec. 7.

In addition, White announced that expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards will be extended until June 1, 2021. This June 1, 2021 extension also includes those who have February, March, April and May 2021 expiration dates. As a result, expired driver’s licenses and ID cards will remain valid until June 1, 2021. CDL (Commercial Driver License) holders and commercial permit holders are excluded from this extension due to federal requirements.

That doesn’t mean you are off the hook for services that can be done online!

As White noted, many transactions with the Secretary of State’s office may be conducted online at, some of which 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; and
  • Customers with issues involving administrative hearings may contact [email protected].

Those who are eligible for online driver’s license renewal will receive a letter from the Secretary of State’s office with a PIN necessary for online renewal. Those whose driver’s licenses or ID cards expired between Feb. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021, who qualify for online renewal should receive their PIN letter in December 2020 or January 2021. Those whose driver’s licenses or ID cards expire after Feb. 1, 2021, will receive their PIN letter approximately 90 days before their expiration date.

If you are looking to get your CDL though, testing can be done in person at the 18 CDL facilities including the ones in West Chicago, DeKalb, Elk Grove Village, and South Holland. CDL driving tests are by appointment only by calling 217-785-3013.

If you need further information, the SoS website is a great place to go.

The Official Website for the Illinois Secretary of State

Driver Services Facilities will be closed for in person transactions from Nov. 17 until Dec. 7, 2020 Read more on how to renew your driver’s license or ID card online. Jesse White Announces Expired Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards Extended Until June 1, 2021.