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In Illinois, Driver Services and Vehicle Services are both operated by the Office of the Secretary of State. Vehicle Services manages registration and titles, license plates, dealer license plates, and vehicle records. Driver Services is responsible for issuing driver's licenses, motorcycle licenses, commercial vehicle licenses (CDLs), and state identification cards. It is also responsible for maintaining driver records and it is proactive against unsafe drivers. Each Secretary of State facility has its own hours of operations and services, so check with the office you plan to visit to ensure that it offers the services you need.
Vehicle Services offices can be found throughout the state, and many are located in conjunction with Drivers Services in Secretary of State facilities. The department uses the Electronic Registration and Title (ERT) program to expedite its title, licensing, and registration services. In addition to standard vehicle services, Vehicle Services provides registration and plates for commercial and farm and truck vehicles. Vehicle Services also maintains and distributes vehicle records for law enforcement, government agencies, and the public.
To obtain a driver's license or state identification card, visit a Driver Services office in one of the Secretary of State facilities located throughout the state. Adult drivers over the age of 21 must bring proper identification, pay a fee, and surrender any out-of-state licenses or IDs. You will also need to pass any required exams, such as the vision test, written test, and the driving test. Drivers under the age of 21 can apply for a graduated driver license (GDL), which has three phases: (1) permit (drivers who are 15), (2) initial license (drivers who are 16-17), and (3) full license (drivers who are 18-20). Minors and their parents should be familiar with the requirements and sanctions for each phase of the GDL.