Skip-the-Line Program at High-Volume DMVs 

Appointments and new extended hours are part of the new initiative to save customers’ time. 

To improve customer service and eliminate the unpredictability of wait times at Illinois DMVs, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias has implemented the Skip-the-Line program today! 

  • Required appointments will reduce wait times. 
  • Extended hours offer more availability. 
  • offers a variety of services that do not require an in-person visit to a facility or office. 
The Skip-the-Line Program includes: 

Appointment scheduling — Customers are required to make appointments for in-person visits at 44 of the busiest DMVs. All Chicago and suburban locations and select central and downstate DMVs will require an appointment for REAL IDs, driver’s licenses and ID card services, and in-car driving tests. 

Vehicle-related services – such as titles, registrations or license plate renewals – do not require an appointment. 

Please visit or call (844) 817-4649 to schedule an appointment. 

New extended hours of operation — Every DMV is extending hours of operation! Select facilities are open six days a week – Monday through Saturday. 

All DMVs will have hours of operation from Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

15 DMVs will be open on Saturday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

(Please visit for location information.) 

Simplified online services — Customers are encouraged to visit to take advantage of many online services, including renewals of driver’s licenses, ID cards and plate stickers.