Vehicle Registration Reminders Reinstated by Secretary of State’s Office

Representative Norine Hammond is helping to spread the word that the Secretary of State’s office will reinstate the mailing of vehicle registration reminder notices to Illinois drivers. 
The Secretary of State’s office discontinued mailing reminders in October 2015 due to the lack of funding as a direct result of the state budget impasse.  The stop-gap budget recently passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor allows the Secretary of State’s office to reinstate the notices. 
While notices will begin being mailed again, Rep. Hammond and Secretary of State Jesse White continue to encourage drivers to sign up for e-mail notifications at the Secretary of State’s website  To register for the program, vehicle owners will need their assigned registration ID and PIN, which can be found on their current vehicle registration card.  If that information is not available, drivers can call the Secretary of State public inquiry division at 800-252-8980 to obtain the Registration ID and PIN. 
According to Secretary White, the one-time registration process will allow vehicle owners to receive a series of three e-mail notices per vehicle each year highlighting the upcoming vehicle expiration date. 
Secretary White’s office noted that more than 2.3 million people have registered for e-mail notifications, 800,000 of which signed up since October 2015.  In June, lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would give motorists a 30-day grace period to renew their license plate stickers. The bill is awaiting action by Gov. Bruce Rauner.