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Secretary of state to hold TRP training webinars

October 16, 2020
The Illinois secretary of state’s office will host two Webex video conferences Oct. 21 to train area dealership employees on the state’s new system for temporary registration permits. The new system begins Nov. 4.
Registration for each presentation is limited to the first 200 registrants. Call (217) 524-4329. Participants must access audio via telephone. Follow instructions to access the presentations at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Oct. 21.
The change comes as an effort to improve the process and because the plastic sheath that covers the fiberboard material used for the current TRPs no longer is available, said Thomas Stevens, the managing assistant to Ernie Dannenberger, director of the office’s Vehicle Services Department.
Existing TRPs will be discontinued after Nov. 3. Expirations on the new TRP will remain the same at 90 days. A secretary of state facility could issue a subsequent TRP, if needed.
In the new system, SuperUsers (an administrator or manager) will assign packages of 25 TRPs to each User (issuer), who cannot share or reallocate any from that supply. Each lost, stolen or destroyed TRP will result in a $151 fine. Other misuse of permits also can lead to fines and possible loss of system access or criminal charges.
Whereas Illinois license plates can contain no more than seven characters, the new TRP features eight — six numerals separated by two letters. The smaller TRP for motorcycles has four numbers and two letters.