COVID-19 Impact

Jesse White Issues Reminder that Driver Services Facilities Are Open
Chicago North and Chicago South only serve REAL ID applicants on Mondays.
  • Illinois driver’s licenses, instruction permits and identification cards that have an expiration date between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 have been extended until January 1, 2022. Commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits are excluded from this extension. Press Release
  • Jesse White is encouraging the public to take advantage of online services
  • Read more on how to renew your driver's license or ID card online.
  • Secretary of State Jesse White and Treasurer Michael Frerichs Announce Extension: E-Check Payment Processor Fee Now Waived Through August 31, 2021   Renew your vehicle sticker
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushes back REAL ID deadline one year to May 3, 2023. Current Illinois driver's licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities until May 3, 2023. Press Release