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Military — Korean War Veteran

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Any Illinois resident who served in the U.S. Armed Forces between June 27, 1950, and July 27, 1954, and who has been awarded the Korean War Service Medal or Korean Service Bonus may apply.

Fees

Random-Number Korean War Veteran 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 Korean War Veteran 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 Korean War Veteran 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 photocopy of DD214 (discharge from military service) indicating applicant received a Korean War Service Medal (KSM), or a letter of verification from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or the federal government showing applicant's 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

  • Korean War Veteran license plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less, sport utility vehicles, recreational vehicles and recreational trailers.
  • Eligible for Benefit Access Program unless plates are on recreational vehicle or recreational trailer.

Renewal Methods