If you need to visit the DMV, you may need to make an appointment first.
On Wednesday, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that throughout the next few months, several central and downstate Illinois Driver Services facilities will require appointments for behind-the-wheel road tests, REAL IDs, standard driver’s licenses, and ID cards. Vehicle services, including renewing a license plate sticker and applying for a vehicle title, will not require an appointment.
The Champaign DMV located at 2012 Round Barn Road will require appointments beginning December 14th. This location will operate under the same hours of operation-Tuesday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Wednesday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday from 7:30 AM to noon. Customers are required to wear masks.
To make an appointment, customers can visit ilsos.gov and schedule an appointment up to 10 days in advance. New appointment slots will be available every day. Seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and expectant mothers will still be served as walk-ins but will still have the ability to make an appointment.
White’s office will also expand remote renewal for driver’s license and ID card holders, with the hope to eliminate the need for approximately 1 million people to visit a facility. Customers must visit a facility if they are a first time driver’s license or ID card applicant, first time REAL ID applicant, or a driver age 75 or older.
White has extended all driver’s license and ID card expiration dates to January 1st, 2022. The US Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID deadline to May 3, 3023.