Driver services facilities closed until Dec. 7 due to worsening COVID-19 pandemic

Driver’s licenses and ID card expirations extended until June 1, 2021


SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that driver services facilities statewide are closed to the public for in person transactions as of Nov. 17 due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities are scheduled to reopen on Monday, Dec. 7. White is encouraging the public to take advantage of online services.

In addition, expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards will be extended until June 1, 2021. This extension 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.

“The health and safety of employees and the public remains paramount and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus,” said White. We have extended expiration dates and I am encouraging customers to consider using online services which are available for many office transactions.”

Transactions that may be conducted online at 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

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.

White noted that 19 CDL (Commercial Driver License) facilities will remain open for CDL written and road exams. CDL driving tests are by appointment only by calling (217) 785-3013.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been the only government agency open statewide offering in-person transactions,” said White. “We have remained committed to serving the public. Protecting the health and safety of our residents is my top priority, and this is the guiding principle of our decision-making.”

All other Secretary of State departments are open to serve the public. Check for more information.