martwick 030320 CHICAGO – State Senator Rob Martwick (D-Chicago) wants to remind residents that expiration dates for driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and document filings will be extended at least 30 days after Driver Services facilities reopen.

 “It’s important to take as many steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 as we can,” Martwick said. “The secretary of state’s office is taking great steps to protect the public and its employees.”

 Secretary of State Jesse White has closed all Driver Services facilities statewide through April 30 and extended all registrations, licenses, and ID renewals during the closure period. After the facilities open, people whose documents have expired during the closure period will be able to renew them with no penalty. All expired documents will be extended for at least 30 days after facilities reopen.

 In addition to these measures, the secretary of state’s office continues to offer many services through These services include:

  •  renewing a vehicle registration.
  •  applying for a vehicle title and registration.
  •  obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card.
  •  obtaining a driving record abstract.
  •  renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal Program.

Martwick also encourages people to look for the latest news about COVID-19 in Illinois on the state’s coronavirus response page: