This is the most common reason for a suspended license violation in this court. This suspension occurs in those instances where a defendant has given his or her driver's license as bail or executed a promise to comply when issued a traffic ticket and has failed to attend court or respond to the citation. The suspension remains in effect until the driver goes to court and responds to the previously issued citation and the driver record is updated.
In order to reinstate your license, you must resolve your old ticket(s).
If your ticket was issued in Cook County:
- Contact the courthouse where the matter is pending and make arrangements to appear or to pay the ticket.
- Once you pay the fine for the ticket, you will receive a receipt, a transcript or both.
- You must mail or bring this receipt, transcript or both to the Illinois Secretary of State along with a $70.00 reinstatement fee (see address below).
First Muncipal District
Richard J. Daley Center
Room LL 01
Chicago, IL 60602
Second Municipal District
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60008
Third Municipal District
Rolling Meadows, IL 60077
Fourth Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153
Fifth Municipal District
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Sixth Municipal District
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL 60426
If your ticket was issued in any other county in Illinois or outside Illinois:
- Contact the Traffic Violations Section of the Illinois Secretary of State (217) 785-8619 for information on how to resolve your ticket.
- Be prepared to give your driver's license number.
Your license will be suspended until the ticket is resolved. Please note the total process can take two months, so you are advised to start immediately.
Chicago Public Service Center
17 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.