SOS Extends License Expiration Dates to December

State Representative Dan Ugaste is letting residents know that the Illinois Secretary of State has once again pushed expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits. The previous extension was set to end on July 31, 2022, but residents now have until December 1, 2022.

As a result, expired driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits will remain valid until December 1st, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits.

Many residents can renew their expired driver’s licenses and ID cards online, as the Secretary of State’s office
mails letters to eligible customers. The letter provides driver’s license and ID card holders with a unique PIN needed to renew online instead of visiting a facility and waiting in line. Customers may call 217-785-1424 to confirm their eligibility for online renewal or to obtain their PIN. They may also visit to look up their eligibility status.

Customers who must visit a facility include first-time driver’s license or ID card applicants, first-time
REAL ID applicants and drivers ages 75 and older who are required by state law to visit a facility
when renewing their license.

A number of Secretary of State’s office services can be accessed online at 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.
White noted his office is also extending the expiration dates of Restricted Driving Permits (RDPs) to
December 1, 2022 for those that expired on or after December 1, 2021 through December 1, 2022.

As a reminder, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID
deadline to May 3, 2023.