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Secretary of State offices to close for Christmas holiday

information provided by the Illinois Secretary of State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 22, 2021) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • Offices and Driver Services facilities operating on a Monday through Friday schedule will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24.
  • Offices and Driver Services facilities operating on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 25.

Monday through Friday offices and facilities will be open on Monday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday through Saturday offices and facilities will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

As a reminder, Secretary White has extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to March 31, 2022. This extension does not apply to commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) and CDL learner’s permits. In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.

Individuals can visit the Secretary of State’s website at for online services including checking eligibility to renew their driver’s license online, applying for a duplicate driver’s license, renewing license plate stickers, or locating the nearest Driver Services facility.

Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS)
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