Highway 401 from Wellington Road in London Looking West Towards Highway 402 rLOCKPORT – State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) is reminding drivers they now have an additional three months to renew their licenses. 

"By choosing to stay home and access secretary of state services online, residents can protect themselves and others from COVID-19,Connor said. As we work together to stop the spread, I hope that members of our community will take advantage of this great resource.

Secretary of State Jesse Whites office announced that expiration dates for drivers licenses and ID cards have been extended to March 31, 2022, with the exception of commercial drivers licenses. The extension comes as secretary of state offices across Illinois continue to get caught up following COVID-19-related closures to their daily operations.  

To cut down on long lines and wait times, Connor encourages people to take advantage of the secretary of states online services at ilsos.gov. These 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. 

Connor is also reminding residents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023. Current Illinois drivers licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports, military bases and secure federal facilities. 

More information and online services, including license plate renewal, can be found at ilsos.gov

Category: Press Releases

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