Mailed Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders Reinstated

This week, Secretary of State Jesse White announced that his office has reinstated the mailing of vehicle registration reminder notices to Illinois drivers. The stopgap budget that was recently passed and signed into law by Governor Rauner allots the necessary mailing funds to the Secretary of State’s office so the reminders can again be sent out. Due to the budget impasse, mailed reminders were halted in an effort to save the state money. Now, to offset the costs of the mailings, White is drafting legislation allowing his office to offer advertising space on the mailings.

White called these reminders an essential tool for the public, to ensure their vehicles are in good standing and that the licenses get renewed on time. Without mailed reminders, White felt it placed an unfair burden on Illinois drivers.

In the absence of mailed renewal reminders, Illinois residents were encouraged to sign up for emailed notifications. During this time more than 2.3 million people registered for emailed reminders. It is still encouraged for the public to sign-up for email notifications to further reduce mailing costs. You can sign up for emailed notifications here.