Ottawa IL DMV

Find Ottawa, Illinois DMV, BMV, bureau of motor vehicles, motor vehicle department, driver services, and title & tag agency. DMVs provide information on vehicle registration, driver licenses, and driver insurance, road driving tests, and driving permit exams.


Ottawa Secretary of State Office 404 East Stevenson Road Ottawa IL 61350 815-434-4070


About Ottawa DMV

The Ottawa Department of Motor Vehicles, also known as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), is a government agency that is responsible for issuing driver's licenses, collecting fuel taxes, administering vehicle titling and registration, and enforcing vehicle safety and emissions requirements in Ottawa, IL. The Ottawa DMV/BMV may be part of a larger department, such as the Illinois Department of Public Safety, the Illinois Transportation Department, or the Illinois Department of Revenue. In addition to core DMV programs and services, the Ottawa DMV offers special parking permits for the disabled and IDs for non-drivers that can be used as valid photo identification.

Interested parties may contact the DMV/BMV for questions about:
  • Making Ottawa DMV appointments
  • How to get an Illinois driver's license
  • Renewing Illinois driver's licenses
  • Scheduling driving permit and road tests
  • Motor vehicle registrations, tags, and titles
Ottawa Driver's Licenses

The Ottawa Department of Motor Vehicles educates the public on laws regarding the Illinois driving age, temporary and learners permits, and restrictions on new drivers, especially teen drivers. DMVs also provide information about IL commercial driver's licenses and related training, IL motorcycle licenses safety classes, and insurance requirements.

Illinois Traffic Tickets, Points & Penalties

The Ottawa DMV tracks individual traffic violations through a points system whereby traffic violations result in points imposed on the Illinois driver's license. The number of points depends on the severity of the violations. The accumulation of driving points on the license may lead to temporary or permanent loss of the IL driver's license and can adversely affect automobile insurance costs.

Ottawa DMV Online Services

The Ottawa DMV or BMV may offer online services for Ottawa residents to register or renew registrations and licenses. Online services provide access to information regarding LaSalle County driver testing requirements, applications for licenses, registration renewal dates, IL emissions testing requirements, and Ottawa emissions test locations.