What is the cost to renew a driver's license in Illinois?

When I’m doing my spring cleaning routine, I like to take care of any other pressing issues I might have. One of those is double-checking everything regarding my car and my license. After looking at it, I still have 13 months of validity, but I thought I’d be proactive and get a new one. How much does it cost to renew a driver’s license in Illinois?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 06, 2022
That’s a thorough spring-cleaning routine! While you don’t have to act all that quickly since you have 13 months of validity, getting your license as soon as possible can reduce your stress. The cost to renew a driver’s license in Illinois is tiered, but most people pay $30. Here are the tiered renewal fees:
  • $30 for Illinois residents between the ages of 21 and 68
  • $5 for Illinois residents age 20 and under or ages 69 to 80
  • $2 for Illinois residents age 81 or older
If you decide you still want to renew your license with more than a year of validity and you want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, you will need to pay an additional $5. A REAL ID-compliant license is accepted by both the state and the federal government and it’s the only state-issued ID that will work to board domestic flights starting on May 3, 2023.
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