Driver's License Suspension

Motorists with a combination of 5 or more unpaid red light and/or automated speed enforcement tickets that have reached Final Determination status are sent a Notice of Impending Driver’s License Suspension (DLS).

How To Stop the Suspension

Once the City notifies you of your Driver's License Suspension eligibility, you must pay the amount due on the DLS notice as well as any other tickets which have reached final determination status issued to any vehicle registered in your name or enter into a payment plan within 45 days.


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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