If you have recently moved to or within the state of Illinois, you are obligated to update all your DMV-related records within 10 days of the official address change, and the car registration is no exception. By getting your driving documents in order, you will protect yourself against facing various penalties and fines if a police officer pulls you over and establishes that your current address does not correspond with the information printed on your driving-related documents.
In order to successfully complete the address changing process, carefully read the following instructions:
The easiest way to complete the address changing process is by doing it online. This process requires you to visit the SOS website and go on to the Address Change page. Here, you will simply have to click on the link to update the information on your car registration and choose one of the following services:
Make sure you have your vehicle information such as registration ID and PIN by hand, so you can fill the application with the appropriate data and your new address.
Note: It is always important to remember that if you choose the “Address Change Renewal” or “Verified” services, you will have to pay the charge associated with that option.
As an Illinois resident, you are also allowed to file an address change request by mail. To do so, you will have to compose a letter to your nearby SOS office and write the following:
When you finish the letter, put it in an envelope and send it to the following address:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Records Processing Division
License Correction Section
501 S. 2nd St, Rm 624
Springfield, IL 62756
To submit an address change request in person, schedule an appointment at your local Il Secretary of State Vehicle Services Division office where you will receive all the necessary information on the subject: documentation to gather, steps to change address, address change forms and more. You will need to provide the following:
While in the office, you will be provided with the option to purchase a corrected registration ID, which will show your new address.
All services offered in the IL VSD are appointed certain fees, depending on which document you want to update. The fees are the following: