Reinstatement of Driving Privileges/Driving Relief for Non-Illinois Residents
Out-of-State residents applying for reinstatement of Illinois driving privileges may submit a Non-Resident/Out-of-State Petitioner Hearing Application by regular or certified mail. For more information, please call 217-782-7065.
All Non-Resident/Out-of-State Petitioner Hearing Applications require a formal hearing and must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 filing fee payable by check, money order, or credit card to Secretary of State. Cash is not accepted.
Section 6-208(b)4 of the Illinois Vehicle Code states that anyone with a fourth or subsequent arrest on or after January 1, 1999, in any state, resulting in a fourth or subsequent conviction for: driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs; leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death; reckless homicide; or any combination thereof is revoked for life in the State of Illinois. However, the offender may apply for "termination" of the Illinois revocation under the following criteria:
- Petitioner must serve 10 years under the last/most recent revocation;
- Petitioner will be required to file the Out-of-State Affidavit/Financial Responsibility Insurance Waiver and pay reinstatement fee(s) if granted termination;
- Petitioner must complete the out-of-state application to apply for termination;
- Petitioner must complete all alcohol requirements regardless of the DUI age;
- If Petitioner moves back to Illinois, the lifetime revocation is re-imposed. Petitioner is eligible to apply for a lifetime restricted driving permit.
Petitioner is required to have a hearing and if granted a restricted driving permit, must install Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) and drive with interlock for life, on any vehicle that he/she operates.