Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices, including Driver Services facilities statewide, will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, and the health and safety recommendations by experts endorsing social distancing efforts.
The closures will take effect March 17 through March 31.
Expiration dates for driver's licenses, identification ( ID ) cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings will be extended by 30 days through an emergency rule.
White also joined a growing list of states and industries calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) to push back the Oct. 1, 2020, federal REAL ID deadline due to the impact COVID-19 is having on the general public and driver's license and ID card-issuing agencies nationwide.
Also, White is reminding residents that many transactions with the Secretary of State's office may be conducted online at CyberdriveIllinois.com .