Sec of State Offices to Reopen June 1 with Limited Services
Yesterday the Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that driver service facilities will begin to reopen on June 1.
However, they will be limiting their services to licensing new drivers, assisting those with expired drivers licenses and ID cards and vehicle transactions. You cannot get license plates at this time, that will still have to wait. To see the full announcement including the guidelines for visiting the offices, click here.
For CDL drivers, the three offices in Springfield, Marion and West Chicago are still open this week to handle CDL issues. But starting on June 1, CDL drivers will have to flow in with all other customers at the offices. But the good news is that all the offices will be open.
The Secretary of State has extended the expiration date of all expiring license by 90 days AFTER the Governor's June 1 stay at home order ends. They have done this to mitigate the rush of people visiting the offices when they reopen. If you have no issues with your driver license renewal or vehicle registration renewal, many of these services can be handled on-line by going to the Sec of State website at cyberdriveillinois.com. The federal government has also extended the deadline to obtain a Real ID until October 2021.