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Emergency Contact Database

The Illinois Secretary of State's office established the Emergency Contact Database in July 2009. The database allows Illinois driver's license, instruction permit and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access the database to help them reach the person's designated contacts.

You may add, modify, or delete information at any time. Modifications or deletions will overwrite all previously entered information. For privacy and security purposes, previously entered information is not displayed. You may print the page containing your information for your records.

You may select one or two people as emergency contacts. Emergency contacts do not need to reside in Illinois. It is your responsibility to notify the individuals you have listed as emergency contacts.

It is the user's responsibility to enter accurate data into the required fields, as well as to update contact data if necessary. The Secretary of State's office assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data entered by the holder of a driver's license (including commercial driver's license), instruction permit, temporary visitor's driver's license and/or identification card and disclaims any liability for damages, costs, and/or expenses, including, without limitation, consequential damages, arising or resulting from any inaccurate data or failure to update contact data.

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