Driver’s License renewals extended 90 days after SOS offices reopen

The Illinois Secretary of State’s 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. This move will ensure driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations remain valid during the COVID-19 pandemic and will help alleviate the rush of customers visiting Driver Services facilities once they reopen.

While Driver Services facilities are closed to the public through April 30, many transactions with the Secretary of State’s office may still be conducted online at People who conduct online transactions will further help to alleviate the rush of face-to-face transactions that will occur at facilities once they reopen.

Some of these 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;
  • renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program.

Commercial Drivers Licenses
Effective today, employers who are registered with the Secretary of State’s office as Third Party Testers can send in a completion form for each student that indicates the student took the road exam and the results of that exam. A commercial driver’s license will be processed in Springfield and mailed to the driver. If the employer is not a Third Party tester, then the applicant will have to wait for Secretary of State Driver Services facilities to open.