The Secretary of State’s Office has revealed more information about the new Skip-the-Line program that will be instituted in many Illinois DMVs across the state come September 1. This program consists of several parts, most notably, it requires customers to make appointments at several DMVs across the state for certain services and eliminates walk-ins.

In less than one month, customers will only be required to make appointments for in-person visits to get REAL IDs, driver’s licenses and ID card services, and in-car driving tests at 44 of the just over 120 state DMVs. Other vehicle-related services will not need to make an appointment. All appointments can be made either online or by calling (844) 817-4649. Instructions for scheduling an appointment are available online.

Meanwhile, the hours of operation at all facilities will also change. All DMVs statewide will now be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Additionally, 16 DMVs will also be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those facilities are the Chicago North, Chicago South, Deerfield, Lombard, Midlothian, Naperville, Schaumburg, West Chicago (Commercial Driver’s Licenses only), Bloomington, Champaign, Granite City, Marion (with CDL), Moline/Silvis (with CDL), Peoria (with CDL), Rockford Central, and Springfield Wabash (with CDL).

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