Out of an abundance of caution, the Driver Services section of the Chicago South Driver Services Facility (9901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.) is closed until August 12 as a precaution because of an employee in that section who tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, the issuance of driver’s licenses and ID cards will be unavailable until Aug. 12. However, the Vehicle Services and Administrative Hearings sections will remain open for customers who have hearings scheduled or who need to renew license plate stickers or apply for title and registration.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has been consulted. Employees who work in the Driver Services section of the facility are being quarantined for 14 days, and the section is being cleaned and sanitized according to CDC guidelines.
As a reminder, Secretary of State Jesse White has extended all expiration dates to Nov. 1, 2020, for driver’s licenses/ID cards and license plate stickers, so customers do not need to rush into Driver Services facilities.
White encourages people to conduct business online at www.cyberdriveillinois.com such as renewing license plate stickers and obtaining replacement driver’s licenses/ID cards as well as safe driver renewals.
For customers who decide to visit a facility, masks are required, and people are advised to come prepared to wait outside in various weather conditions. Due to social distancing, the number of people allowed inside a facility at one time is limited.
Customers who wish to apply for or renew driver’s licenses and ID cards can visit the nearest facilities, which include Chicago West (5301 W. Lexington Ave.), Bridgeview (7358 W. 87th St.), Joliet (201 S. Joyce Rd.) and beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, Midlothian (14434 S. Pulaski Rd.).