(625 ILCS 5/6-119)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-119)
When fees returnable-drivers license.
(a) Whenever any application to the Secretary of State for a driver's license or permit under this Article is accompanied by
any fee as required by law and such application is refused or rejected after a review of eligibility, which may include facial recognition comparison, the applicant shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid.
(a-5) If the Secretary of State determines that the volume of expedited driver's license requests received on a given day exceeds the ability of the Secretary to process those requests in an expedited manner, the Secretary may decline to provide expedited services, and the additional fee for the expedited service shall be refunded to the applicant.
(b) Whenever the Secretary of State through error collects any fee not
required to be paid hereunder, the same shall be refunded to the person
paying the same upon application therefor made within 6 months after the
date of such payment.
(c) Whenever a person dies after making application for a drivers
license or permit under this Article, application for a refund of the
drivers license or permit may be made if the person dies prior to the
effective date for which application has been made, and if the drivers
license or permit has never been used. The Secretary of State shall refund
the drivers license or permit fees upon receipt within 3 months after the
application for a drivers license or permit of an application for refund
accompanied with the drivers license or permit and proof of death of the
(d) Any application for refund received after the times specified in
this Section shall be denied and the applicant in order to receive a refund
must apply to the Court of Claims.
(Source: P.A. 99-305, eff. 1-1-16