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Secretary of State extends expiration dates to Nov. 1

Applies to driver’s licenses, ID cards and license plate stickers

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced expiration dates for driver’s licenses and ID cards as well as license plate stickers have been extended an additional month — from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1.

The new Nov. 1 extension also includes those who have July, August and September expiration dates. Expired documents will remain valid until Nov. 1 so customers will not have to immediately visit Driver Services facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic or the recent heat wave.

“Extending expiration dates until Nov. 1 means people with an expired driver’s license, ID card or license plate sticker do not need to rush into a Driver Services facility immediately,” White said. “During this current heat wave, I would suggest residents consider delaying their visit to a facility. But if you must visit a facility, please come prepared to wait outside due to social distancing, which limits the number of people inside a facility at one time.”

White continues to urge the public to consider using online services when possible instead of visiting a facility in person because of heavy customer volume. Customers who can conduct business online can go to www.cyberdriveillinois.com to take advantage of online services such as renewing license plate stickers from their own home. People who conduct online transactions will avoid waiting in line at a facility.

White noted that online transactions continue to flourish, with June 2020 seeing an increase of 110% in online license plate sticker renewals when compared to June 2019.

Through July 31, Driver Services facilities are serving only new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses or ID cards and vehicle transactions. Face masks are required.

In addition, customers who must visit a facility to renew their driver’s licenses or ID cards are encouraged to first use the preregistration application online, which will speed up their transaction at the facility.

Gov. JB Pritzker extended the Disaster Proclamation an additional month, which in turn extended the expiration for driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registration stickers.

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