This database allows Illinois instruction permit, driver's
license and identification card holders to enter their
emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure
database. Starting in August 2009, in the event of a motor
vehicle crash or other emergency situation where a person is
unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access
this database to help them reach the person's designated
If a person holds both an Illinois driver's license or
permit and an Illinois identification card, the emergency
contact information can be entered for both cards in one
transaction. The information will only be associated with
the record(s) selected by the participant.
Participants can add, modify, or delete their emergency
contact information at any time by visiting this web page.
Any modifications or deletions will overwrite all previously
entered information. Previously entered emergency contact
information will not be displayed, in order to ensure the
privacy and security of the information. Participants can
print the page containing their emergency contact
information upon completion for their records.
Participants may select one or two persons as their
emergency contacts, and are encouraged to share their
participation with the emergency contacts they have chosen.
It is the responsibility of the holder of the driver's
license, instruction permit, temporary visitor's driver's
license and/or identification card to enter accurate data
into the required fields, as well as to update contact data
should any data change after initial enrollment in the
emergency contact database. The Secretary of State assumes
no responsibility for the accuracy of the data entered by
the holder of a driver's license (including commercial
driver's license), instruction permit, temporary visitor's
driver's license and/or identification card and disclaims
any liability for damages, costs, and/or expenses,
including, without limitation, consequential damages,
arising or resulting from any inaccurate data or failure to
update contact data.