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LICENSE PLATES GUIDE


Amateur Radio

Brochure  |  Benefit Access Program

Ham Radio license plates are available for amateur radio operators. The license plate number assigned is the call number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission. For law enforcement purposes, the number zero (0) is the designate.

Fees

Random-Number Amateur Radio License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $200 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $4 Amateur Radio license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $105 ($101 registration fee + $4 Amateur Radio license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $134 ($101 registration fee + $4 Amateur Radio license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $33 ($4 Amateur Radio license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)
  • Upgraded FCC License - $29

To Apply

  • One must provide a legible photocopy of a current FCC license.
  • The request can only be processed in Springfield. Apply in person or mail the proper documentation to:
    Secretary of State
    501 S. 2nd St.
    Howlett Building, Rm. 541
    Springfield, Illinois 62756

Availability

  • Amateur Radio license plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less, sport utility vehicles and motorcycles (passenger sized plate only).
  • An applicant is allowed only one set of plates.
  • Not available as Vanity or Personalized
  • Eligible for Benefit Access Program

Renewal Methods