Illinois Secretary of State — Motor Vehicle Services

Find Your Nearest Secretary of State Facility

The Illinois Secretary of State offers an online Facility Finder where you can find the location nearest to you that serves your needs. If you are looking to apply for your first driver's license or instruction permit, make sure to check the Available Services at your location to make sure the facility offers either "First Time Issuance" for a driver's license or "Instruction Permit First Time Issuance" for a learner's permit. Additionally this will let you know which facilities offer Road Test services, which is important if you are visiting to apply for your first license as an adult.

Illinois Secretary of State Resources

New Resident Illinois Drivers — The Illinois Secretary of State has compiled links that are especially helpful to new residents. Identity Documentation Requirements — This handy guide will help you prepare the documents you need to bring to the SOS office to apply for your first driver's license.

Driver License Application & Renewal Information — Learn more about how to apply for a driver's license, how to renew a driver's license, or how to obtain a duplicate if your license is lost, stolen or destroyed.

Temporary Illinois Visitor Driver's Licenses (TVDL) — Non-citizens of the United States who have been granted temporary, legal entry into the United States and who reside in Illinois but do not have a social security number may be eligible for a temporary license (TVDL).

Online License Plate Renewal — The Illinois Secretary of State offers online license plate renewal for most situations. Check to see if you are eligible then renew your plates online!