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Military — Retired Armed Forces

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Retired Armed Forces License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who is retired from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Fees

Random-Number Retired Armed Forces License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $196 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $101 ($101 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $130 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $29 ($29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

Switching from current random-number Retired Armed Forces plates to vanity and/or personalized Retired Armed Forces plates requires a $29 replacement fee. Registration fee may vary based on current registration.


Vanity Retired Armed Forces License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $196 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $101 ($101 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $130 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $29 ($29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

Personalized Retired Armed Forces License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $196 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $101 ($101 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $130 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $29 ($29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $101 ($101 registration fee)

To Apply

  • One must provide a DD214 verifying full retirement status. Members of the Armed Forces Reserves or Illinois National Guard who have not reached the age of 60 must submit a copy of their DD214 and documentation showing transfer to retired status.
  • 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, Room 541
    Springfield, Illinois 62756

Availability

  • Retired Armed Forces license plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less and sport utility vehicles.
  • Eligible for Benefit Access Program

Renewal Methods