Action Alert: Secretary of State to End Practice of Mailing Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders; People Must Now Sign Up to Receive Notifications On Line

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that his office will immediately suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public due to the lack of a state budget. Those who want to continue receiving a reminder must sign up to receive electronic notices through the Secretary of State’s web site www.cyberdriveillinois.com. A direct link to sign up for email alerts can be found on the home page of that site.

When making the announcement, White noted that suspending this service will save approximately $450,000 per month, and allows his office to prolong the mailing out of vehicle registration renewal stickers, titles and license plates to vehicle owners. According to White, unless a budget is approved, his postage account will be completely depleted in a few months.

I would encourage all residents to be aware of the date for renewal of their vehicle registrations, but to also sign up for the email notifications without delay. While those who receive emailed vehicle registration renewal notices via email will continue to have access to a pin number needed to renew their sticker on-line, those who do not sign up for the electronic alerts will now have to renew their vehicle stickers in person at a Secretary of State office.