Secretary of state extends driver’s license, ID expiration dates

Secretary of state extends driver’s license, ID expiration dates

Online license plate sticker renewals increase by 84 percent

Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Expiration dates on Illinois driver’s licenses and state ID cards will be extended another three months, Secretary of State Jesse White announce Wednesday.

White announced expirations for licenses and IDs will be extended until Feb. 1, 2021, so the cards will remain valid throughout that span. The extension applies to those who have October, November, December and January expiration dates.

“Extending expiration dates until February 1 means people with an expired driver’s license and ID card do not need to visit a driver services facility immediately,” White said in a news release.  

License plate stickers remain extended until Nov. 1, 2020, as they can be renewed online. White encouraged those who have business with the secretary of state to consider using online services instead of visiting a facility when possible.

Online services at can be used to renew license plate stickers, obtain a duplicate driver’s license or ID card, obtain a driving record abstract or renew a standard driver’s license through the Safe Driver renewal program.

Online transactions continue to rise, according to White’s office, with online license plate sticker renewals increasing 84 percent compared to the same period in 2019. From June 1 through Sept. 20, more than 1.2 million such renewals have been conducted online, compared to 654,596 during the same period a year ago.

White recently extended by one year the driver’s license expiration date for drivers age 75 and older. The new expiration date is their birthday in 2021.


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