The Secretary of State’s office has announced expanded online services for its “Skip the Line, Do it Online” program to reduce long waits at drivers services facilities.
A website portal now helps Illinois motorists determine which services they need and what the necessary steps are. When a visit to a driver services facility is necessary, appointments can be made online. The appointment-holder will receive a text message reminder of the appointment.
So far, the Secretary of State’s office has handled 800,000 transactions through the appointment system, which means little to no wait time for those in need of services from the agency.
Illinois has 2.25 million motorists who will need to renew their licenses this year, but the Secretary of State estimates that as many as one million could do the renewal online, via mail or over the phone. The same is true for 10 million vehicle registration renewals.
You can find out more about Secretary of State services, and whether or not you will need to visit a facility in person to access them, at the Secretary’s website, ilsos.gov.