Gold Star License Plates Guide

Military - Gold Star License Plate

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Any Illinois resident who is a surviving widow/widower, parent or sibling(s) of a person who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and lost his/her life while serving during peacetime or war. The surviving widow/widower, parent, daughter, son or sibling(s) may be issued one set of plates. A Gold Star Affirmation verifying receipt of the Gold Star, including the service member’s name and relationship to the applicant is required.


Random-Number Gold Star License Plates

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

Vanity Gold Star License Plates
Personalized Gold Star License Plates

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