Extension for driver’s licenses, ID cards, permits ends Dec. 1

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Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 3:32 PM CST
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(25 News Now) - Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding residents that the extension for driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits is set to end December 1.

White also expanded online renewals for expired licenses and IDs and continues to mail letters to eligible customers - actions that began to address volume caused by the pandemic, according to a release.

White continues to encourage people to conduct other business online at ilsos.gov. In addition to driver’s license and ID card renewals for those who qualify, online services include obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, ordering a driver record and purchasing license plate stickers.

The extension started in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Customers visiting a Driver Services facility to renew their driver’s license or ID card have the option to make an appointment at one of the 30 appointment facilities, or they can visit a walk-in facility.

To determine what facilities require an appointment or to make an appointment, customers should visit ilsos.gov. Individuals without internet access may call 844-817-4649 to schedule an appointment.

Only larger facilities require appointments. Many small, rural facilities do not use the appointment system because they do not experience the heavy customer volume that large facilities encounter. These facilities remain accessible to walk-in customers.