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Important reminder about changes in license plate renewal

The Secretary of State’s office is no longer sending out Annual License Plate Renewal Notifications. This means drivers are on their own to remember when their license plates renew.

Most people do not typically think about renewing their driver's licenses until they get their notification, so the result is that people are now getting ticketed for missing their renewal deadlines.

As a solution, you can sign up to receive an “electronic notification,” which will also allow you the option to renew your license plates online.

To sign up to have a renewal notification sent to you by e-mail, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Secretary of State Web site at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/.
  • On the right side of page, click on the box that says “E-mail My Renewal Notice.”
  • It will then ask for your Registration ID and PIN number. These numbers are on your current License Registration Card that looks like this. (See below). Then click submit.

 

  • It will then take you to a page that shows Owner’s Name, License Plate Number, Year and Make of Car. At the bottom of the screen, it will ask if these are correct. Assuming correct, check "yes."
  • It will then ask for your e-mail address. Complete, click and submit.
  • It will then ask if you would like to enroll another vehicle. If yes, click on “enroll another license.” If no, you are finished.
  • It's a good idea to go back into the site and recheck your work to make sure you’re registered.

If you have paid on-line, please allow up to 10 business days to process and receive your sticker.

Can't find your renewal slip?

Applying online is easy, however, you need a PIN that could be found on your renewal slip. If you lost last year's slip, you can look for 2013 renewal slip. You can also receive a new PIN by calling (217) 558-6449.

Then proceed online as directed.

If you have any questions, contact the Secretary of State's office at 1-800-252-8980.

Applying in person

Go to the closest Department of Motor Vehicle's office. Click here to find your closest facility.

Take your insurance card and last year's registration.

If you do not have a registration slip, bring in your VIN (which also is on your insurance card), your license plate number or even your EPA sticker.

Then proceed to the cashier, as usual.

Applying by mail

  • It will then take you to a page that shows Owner’s Name, License Plate Number, Year and Make of Car. At the bottom of the screen, it will ask if these are correct. Assuming correct, check "yes."
  • It will then ask for your e-mail address. Complete, click and submit.
  • It will then ask if you would like to enroll another vehicle. If yes, click on “enroll another license.” If no, you are finished.
  • It's a good idea to go back into the site and recheck your work to make sure you’re registered.

If you have paid on-line, please allow up to 10 business days to process and receive your sticker.

Can't find your renewal slip?

Applying online is easy, however, you need a PIN that could be found on your renewal slip. If you lost last year's slip, you can look for 2013 renewal slip. You can also receive a new PIN by calling (217) 558-6449.

Then proceed online as directed.

If you have any questions, contact the Secretary of State's office at 1-800-252-8980.

Applying in person

Go to the closest Department of Motor Vehicle's office. Click here to find your closest facility.

Take your insurance card and last year's registration.

If you do not have a registration slip, bring in your VIN (which also is on your insurance card), your license plate number or even your EPA sticker.

Then proceed to the cashier, as usual.

Applying by mail

If you still cannot apply on the computer or in person, you can simply mail a check with the license plate number or a copy of your old registration to:

Secretary of State

Howlett Building, Room 500

501 S. Second St.

Springfield, IL  62756

Please allow 60 days to process and receive your sticker.

If you have any questions, contact the Secretary of State's office at 1-800-252-8980.