Illinois Driver Services Facilities To Remain Closed Another Week Due To COVID Surge | Coronavirus


(WSIL) – Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high number of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all departments of the Secretary of State – including Driver Services facilities – will resume operations in -personal transactions on Monday, January 24.

The Secretary of State’s offices and facilities first closed on Jan. 3, due to rising COVID-19 cases statewide. Driver services facilities operating Tuesday through Saturday will reopen on Monday, January 24.

All online transactions will remain open, the secretary of state’s office said. Here is a list of the following things you can do online:

  • Renewal of a license plate sticker.

  • Renewal of driver’s license or ID card for eligible individuals (individuals can call 217-785-1424 to confirm eligibility or to obtain their PIN).

  • Obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or identity card.

  • Obtaining a driver’s abstract.

  • Filing of business services documents, such as incorporations and annual reports.

“After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to extend the closure of the Driver Services offices and facilities for another week, with a reopening date set for Monday, January 24, 2022, due to the continued high number of Cases of COVID-19, White said. “The health and safety of employees and the public remains my top priority, and face-to-face dealings potentially increase the spread of the virus. We are excited to see what appears to be the start of a decline in COVID-19 cases and, if this trend continues, we will reopen on January 24 for face-to-face transactions.

Three commercial driver’s license (CDL) facilities will open on Tuesday, January 18 for in-person CDL services only. CDL facilities are:

  • Rockford at 4734 Baxter Road,
  • Springfield at 2701 S. Dirksen Pkwy.
  • Marion at 1905 Rendleman Street.

The Secretary of State’s office has already extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates through March 31, 2022.


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