If you are a retailer, your Certificate of Registration expires in 1 year. It is renewed automatically as long as you are complying with all filing and payment requirements. It does not renew if you are in Collections or the account is Incomplete (missing information).
If you are a reseller (i.e., wholesaler, distributor, or manufacturer), your Certificate of Registration or License expires every 3 years and must be renewed manually on a paper Renewal Packet that will be sent out 90 days prior to expiration. If there are no changes to the account (i.e. legal address, contact information, owners/officers/members/managers), and the account is in a Renewal Pending state or the Certificate of Registration or License has not been expired more than three years you may call Central Registration at 217-785-3707 and renew over the phone.
If you are a cigarette or tobacco distributor, your License expires every year. If you are an electric self-assessor, your License expires every two years. You must complete a renewal application at least 30 days before your License expires. If you discontinue your business, your License is invalid as of that date.