Driving permits allow limited driving privileges to individuals who have had their drivers licenses suspended or revoked. Permits are issued for employment purposes, education and/or medical reasons. A Judicial Driving Permit (JDP) can be requested from the court during a Statutory Summary Suspension if the driver is a first-time DUI offender and at least 18 years old. The requesting offender must prove a hardship exists and provide a current professional alcohol and drug evaluation. The permit is effective on the 31st day of suspension.
A Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) is applied for through the Secretary of States Office. Visit their website for additional information, or contact: Secretary of State, Administrative Hearings Department, by phone at 217-782-7065 or in person at:
291 Howlett Building
Springfield, IL 62756