Portions of this site will be down for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, November 1, 2020 beginning at 5 a.m. for approximately 3 hours.

Driver Services Facilities are Now Open

Chicago Central located at the James R. Thompson Center and Chicago Loop Express located at 69 W. Washington are temporarily closed.
Temporarily Closed Facilities
  • On Mondays, Chicago North, Chicago South and Chicago West will only be servicing REAL ID applicants.
  • Jesse White Announces Expired Driver's Licenses and ID Cards Extended Until Feb. 1, 2021. License plates stickers remain extended until Nov. 1, 2020 Press Release
  • Jesse White Announces One-Year Extension of Driver’s License Expiration Dates for Seniors Age 75 and Older. Press Release
  • All employees are wearing face masks and customers are required to do the same. Plexiglass dividers have been installed at all work stations and tape has been applied to the floor in 6-foot intervals to follow social distancing guidelines, limiting the number of customers inside a facility at one time.
  • Please be patient and prepared to wait outside in various types of weather. This is due to social distancing, which limits the number of people inside a facility at one time.
  • Secretary of State Jesse White and Treasurer Michael Frerichs Announce Extension: E-Check Payment Processor Fee Now Waived Through Dec. 31, 2020 Press Release   Renew your vehicle sticker
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushes back REAL ID deadline one year to Oct. 1, 2021. Current Illinois driver's licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities until Oct. 1, 2021. Press Release  www.REALID.ilsos.gov