Press Release

Sente Alerts Residents to Suspension of Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Responding to the Secretary of State’s announcement that they are unable to mail out vehicle registration reminders because of the budget impasse, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is encouraging residents to sign up for electronic reminders in order to avoid potential fines.

“Many residents depend on the traditional paper notices they receive annually to renew their vehicle registration,” Sente said. “Without these reminders, drivers may forget to obtain a new vehicle sticker and be subject to hefty fines.”

Helping residents ignore a potential lapse in vehicle registration, Sente is informing drivers that they can still opt to receive email reminders by visiting and entering the registration ID and PIN found on their current registration card. Residents who are unable to locate their current card or require additional assistance can call the Secretary of State’s Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980.

At this time, renewal stickers, titles and license plates will continue to be mailed out by the Secretary of State, and the services available through permanent facilities will still be offered.

“The effects of a state government shutdown are very far-reaching and the situation only gets worse with each day that passes,” Sente said. “The cost of not having a long-term, balanced budget is too high for taxpayers, which is why I am committed to identifying a bipartisan solution to our state's fiscal situation and helping residents find alternative resources in the interim.”