GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is reminding residents of several coronavirus-related changes to state driver services, including temporarily closing all Department of Motor Vehicle facilities until Jan. 5 and extending expiring state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards until June 1.
“As we continue battling a second surge of COVID-19 cases in Illinois, it is vital that we are giving residents every opportunity to remain safely at home,” Mason said. “These DMV closures are helpful in our fight to contain this virus, especially when it comes to protecting seniors and people with preexisting conditions.”
While all Illinois DMV facilities are closed to the general public, certain locations will remain open to assist new drivers and individuals seeking help with commercial driver’s licenses. Residents will continue to be able to access many secretary of state services online, including driver’s license, ID card and license plate sticker renewals. All electronic check processing fees have been waived until Dec. 31 for online services. For more information, or to find a list of DMV locations that remain open for new and commercial drivers, please visit https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/.
“I commend Secretary White for prioritizing the health and safety of our residents in response to high case-positivity rates across Illinois. Extending expiring licenses and ID cards until next June means there will be more time for vaccines to be rolled out and cases to decline before residents need to make an in-person visit to a DMV location,” Mason said. “In the meantime, I encourage residents to make use of the secretary of state’s online renewal options. Taking care of what you can online now can help prevent long lines at DMV facilities when they reopen, and the suspended processing fees will save you a few dollars too.”
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