Slaughter Encourages Residents to Use Online Vehicle Registration Reminder Program

February 2, 2017

CHICAGO – Recognizing that hard working families have time consuming schedules, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging residents to avoid fines and stay up to date with their vehicle registration by using the Secretary of State’s Email Renewal Notice Program.


“This program allows residents to be notified multiple times in advance of their vehicle registration deadline,” said Slaughter. “It’s easy for a mailed document to get lost in the shuffle, which is why having emailed notices can make it easier to know when you need to get your registration updated.”


Residents can visit to sign up for the email notices. They will be asked to provide their vehicle Registration ID and PIN number they were previously given, but can call the Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8980 if they do not remember it. Those who register will receive several reminder emails – the first, a month before the vehicle registration is set to expire, a follow-up a few weeks later if the owner has yet to renew and a final reminder once the registration has expired.


Last year, the Secretary of State’s office temporarily suspended mailing traditional reminders in response to the state budget impasse. The email notices, however, were not suspended.


“It was disappointing to see so many residents last year receive tickets for their registration expiring, simply because they were not aware,” Slaughter said. “By participating in this program, residents can ensure that they will receive notification in a timely manner.”


For more information, please contact Slaughter’s constituent service office at 773-445-9700 or at


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