Illinois driver's license

Illinois Driver License Cancellation

Cancellation is the termination of driving privileges by formal action of the Secretary of State’s office. Cancellation of a person’s driver’s license or permit will occur because of an error or defect in the license or because the licensee is no longer entitled to the license.

Reapplication for a driver’s license may be made only after the terms of the cancellation have been met.

The reasons a driver’s license may be canceled include but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical Condition — Being medically or visually unfit to safely operate a motor vehicle; failure to submit a medical or vision report when required; and failure to self-admit to a medical condition that may interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Re-examination Requirement — Failing to appear for a required re-examination; failing a portion of the test required on a mandatory re-examination.
  • Fraudulent Application — Committing a fraudulent offense in the making of a driver’s license or ID card application.
  • Ineligible — Being unentitled to the license or permit.

See also: Driver License Revocation, Driver License Suspension, Driver License Denial, or visit our Driver’s License Laws archive for more information.

This article about Illinois Driver License Cancellation was last updated in 2023. If any of our information is incomplete or outdated please let us know. Thank you!