EDGAR Co., Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Illinois driver service facilities are back in business after being closed for months due to COVID-19.
Their facilities closed in March and reopened on June 2.
There are over 700,000 expired licenses and 1.9 million expired registrations in Illinois.
Though drivers may be eager to get those current, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office said there’s still plenty of time to get it done.
“Secretary white extended the expiration for driver’s licenses ID cards and vehicle registration stickers until October 1st, so people don’t necessarily have to rush in right away,” said Henry Haupt.
Haupt said Secretary White’s office is working closely with police to make sure drivers aren’t cited during this time period.
“We’re asking them not to write tickets and if they happen to pull someone over for another reason, not to write a ticket for driving on an expired sticker or license,” he said.
Haupt is also asking residents to be patient.
“We’re seeing heavy volume which is what we expected,” said Haupt.
Drivers can renew their license, registration or ID online. However … First time drivers will have to visit a facility.