CHICAGO — Starting Friday, most DMV facilities will require an appointment to get driver’s licenses, Real IDs, and driving tests.
It is part of a move to modernize Illinois’ Department of Motor Vehicles.
The appointments will be required at the state’s 44 busiest DMV locations throughout the states, including all Chicago locations — except the Loop location.
The Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced the “Skip-the-Line” program back in July.
The idea is to cut the unpredictability of wait times at DMVs where people can wait hours or just a few minutes depending on the lines.
Starting Friday, you will need to book your appointment online.
A few more changes coming to the DMV are the hours. Instead of Tuesday through Saturday, the facility will be open Monday through Friday — however, about a dozen will remain open on Saturday.
You will also not need appointments for titles to register your vehicle or get license plate stickers.
The secretary of state says a number of services will be able to be done online instead of in-person. The facility is also taking steps to ensure everyone will have a way to make an appointment.
- To make an appointment, go to: www.ilsos.gov or call 844-817-4649.
- For more information, go to www.ilsos.gov or call 800-252-8980.