Airman & Family Readiness Center--Information and Referral Services
404 W. Martin
Scott AFB, IL 62225
Phone (DSN) 312-576-8668
Fax (DSN) 312-576-6766
Mon - Fri - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun and Federal Holidays - Closed
Registration & Licensing Requirements
Illinois State law requires you to have sufficient liability insurance and a valid driver’s license in order to operate a vehicle. The term “vehicle” generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Further, your vehicle must be properly registered. Even though you are in the Military, you may be required to register your vehicle in-state and obtain an in-state license within a few months of moving. Access complete information on insurance, driver’s licensing, and where and how to register your vehicle by visiting the State Department of Motor Vehicles. The local Drivers' License Services is at 400 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL 62221, 618-236-8750.
The Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit visits Scott AFB the third Wednesday of each month, 0900 - 1500, at the Scott Club. This DMV mobile unit offers basic vehicle services such as driver license renewals (including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration.
You and your passengers must always wear seatbelts while driving, you will be ticketed and issued heavy fines if seatbelts are not secured. State law requires that all children under 7 years of age be properly restrained in child seats. Some states also require younger, smaller children to sit in the back seat.
Motorcycles and their operators are subject to special laws. If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must comply with those laws. Visit the State Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
Many States and local jurisdictions have strict laws about the use of cell phones and other digital devices while driving. Research these laws on the State Department of Motor Vehicles website. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violating these laws. Play it safe and always use a “hands free” device if you must use a cell phone or other PDA while driving. Hands-free devices must be used while operating a motor vehicle on ALL military installations worldwide. Phone texting is prohited by state law on and off Scott Air Force Base.