Driver's License Suspension

Motorists with combination of 5 or more unpaid red light and/or automated speed enforcement tickets that have reached Final Determination status are subject to suspension of their driver’s license.

How To Stop the Suspension

Once the City notifies you that you are eligible for driver's license suspension, you must pay the full amount due on the notice of impending driver's license suspension, as well as any other tickets which have reached final determination status issued to any vehicle registered in your name, or enroll all applicable tickets in a payment plan.

If you have taken no action within 45 days of the notice of impending driver's license suspension, the City certifies your suspension eligibility with the Secretary of State. A $20.00 certification fee payable to the City is assessed. Please note that once the Secretary of State has suspended your license, that agency may require the payment of a reinstatement fee.

Consequences for Nonpayment

You must take action within 45 days. If within 45 days of the Impending Driver’s License Suspension notice no action is taken by you, the City will certify your suspension eligibility and request that the Illinois Secretary of State suspend your driver’s license.  A $20.00 certification fee payable to the City is assessed. Please note that once the Secretary of State has suspended your license, that agency may require the payment of a reinstatement fee.

Reinstating your Driver’s License

You may have your license reinstated by paying your tickets in full or by entering into an in-person payment plan.  Once your license is suspended, you must pay in person by cash, credit card or money order issued by the United States Postal Service.

For more information, call (312) 744-7275.

If you would like to contact the Secretary of State, their general number is (312) 793-1010.

 

 

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