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Old 11-01-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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Hi all,
I am moving from out of state to Illinois and would like to know what paperwork I need to have with me.
I am confused from what I have read, seems Illinois has the functions of the DMV "separated". The written exam is at the DMV and there is a Driver Services facility or Office of the Secretary of State?
I am relocating to the Collinsville area and on Google I see the following:
Granite City DMV, Driver Services Facility in Edwardsville and Collinsville License Service.

Also from this website "org", I just see these five locations within Madison County:
Collinsville Illinois SOS Office Locations & Hours | DMV.org
Maryville, Illinois 62062 DMV Office Locations | local.dmv.org
1. East St. Louis Facility
2. Edwardsville Sec. of State Facility
3. Granite City
4. Belleville Sec. Of State Facility
5. Bethalto Sec. Of State Facility

I was looking on the website https://www.dmv.org/il-illinois/new-to-illinois.php:
mentioning you need to do the following within this timeframe.
Driver License 90 days:
Car Registration, 30 days:
"When most people think about motor vehicle and driver services they often think about the DMV. In Illinois, however, it is the Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) that administers driver and vehicle services within the state."

Thanks
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:58 AM
 
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Don't rely on any information on those DMV websites. The only official website is the Illinois SOS website:

The Official Website for the Illinois Secretary of State

You are correct in that you have 30 days to update vehicle registration and 90 days to update your driver license to an Illinois address.
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:24 AM
 
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Caglee,
Do you know what the vehicle registration entails-Is it just paperwork? Or is there an actual vehicle inspection by an official?
I am assuming you would also need a physical address by then.
https://www.ilsos.gov/facilityfinder/facility
From the Link, I see an office in Edwardsville and Belleville and I don't see an office in Collinsville.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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Vehicle registration is paperwork and money though cars need to be taken to an emissions testing station for an inspection every 2 years though when I moved back here I didn't have to do so immediately but my car was only 9 months old.
You also need to pay for an Illinois title.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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Default No such thing as "DMV" in ILLINOIS!!!!

The private firms that try to compile things nationally get the info scrambled. Do not waste your time with any site that pretends to offer DMV info for Illinois!

The only site that has official info about drivers licenses, titles, registration / plates is the site run Illinois Secretary of State is cyberdriveilllinois.com -- The Official Website for the Illinois Secretary of State

The various physical offices will offer drivers services and vehicle services. Illinois does not do safety inspections. If your car got you there they are OK, though if you do need a road test to renew your license you need to make sure seat belts are safe and all the blinkers work.

The Illinois EPA is phasing out state runemissions tests, the few cars that need such tests just get plugged into OBDC and stations are closing and regular auto shops will handle compliance -- http://m.theintelligencer.com/mobile...9484ad674.html

Like most things in Illinois there are too many state employees with bad attitudes and they are not going to win any awards for speed or efficiency but the system is relatively easy to understand once you see that each "function" has its own "station". It like a bad "cafeteria food court" where the various "soup Nazi" type state employees enforce their ridiculously narrow task -- "eye test here" "rules of road test" "license fee cashier 11A" "registration fee cashier 22F" "no gum chewing" "no license for you six weeks"...

Last edited by chet everett; 11-02-2016 at 09:32 AM..
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:40 AM
 
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Caglee, Chet,
Thanks for the links.
What happens if you take the written exam and fail? You have 90 days - Can you take it more than once in that timeframe?
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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It isn't that hard. As long as you can identify street signs and know basic driving concepts you should get a passing grade at least. I didn't even know I needed to take it when I moved back here and went to the SOS and got a perfect score.

Look at all the idiots they give drivers licenses to.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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Goto Motorist Publications/Forms, .look at Rules of the Road and Rules of the Road Review Course Workbook. Pay attention to identifying signs, surprisingly it trips up a substantial number.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:40 PM
 
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Hi BOBNCHI,
Rules of the Road/Traffic Safety
If I read all the manuals, in the link above should I be okay with the exam? How many questions were there? Are there examples of the street sign portion, that you know floating around the net.
I am looking at some residencies at this time.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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Yes. All the street signs are on the web, use google.
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