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Your question: "i was told that it is now considered dormant and i can file a paper and have the court seal it sayin it has been dormant over seven years is this correct? "Essentially the facts you have stated are correct. A judgment in Illinois is good for 7 years and can then be renewed for up to 27 years total. However, if the judgment has gone dormant then you can ask the court to vacate or remove the judgment from your record. Note however, that the court is not required to remove the judgment, only that it can remove the judgement. Even if the judgement is not removed from your record you can still apply to have your license reinstated through the Illinois Secretary of State. As you mentioned you need to get the SR22 insurance and normally it requires the payment of 3 years of insurance in advance. I'm not aware of any forms online that are accurate to assist you in getting the judgment vacated or dismissed, although there may be some.
The Illinois Dormant Judgment Certification form is available from the Secretary of State website. I will try to attach it but sometimes the attachment doesn't work.
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