Driver's License & Insurance

A valid driver's license is required to legally operate any motor vehicle, including motorcycles and scooters. Driving without a license can result in significant penalties. Driver's licenses that contain photos are also the most common form of identification used in daily activities.

The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State issues driver’s licenses and identification cards. Visit their website to find out about the application process, test requirements, and to obtain information on the documents that are accepted for identification purposes. The IL Secretary of State also handles automobile registration / license plates. Please be aware that as an automobile owner, it is the law that you must obtain liability insurance. The mandatory requirements can be found on their website.

To find the closest IL Secretary of State facility go to