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Military — Bronze Star

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Bronze Star License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has been awarded the Bronze Star medal while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces after December 6, 1941. A surviving spouse may obtain a set of plates.

Fees

Random-Number Bronze Medal 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 Bronze Medal plates to vanity and/or personalized Bronze Medal plates requires a $29 replacement fee. Registration fee may vary based on current registration.


Vanity Bronze Medal 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 Bronze Medal 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 legible copy of a DD214 (discharge from military service) indicating receipt of the pertinent medal, or a letter of verification from the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs or the federal government verifying service record.
  • 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

  • Bronze Star 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