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Military — Marine Corps

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Marine Corps License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who served in the United States Marine Corps. Proceeds from this plate goes into the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, to provide grants for scholarships for higher education. The recipients must be children of current or former members of the United States Marine Corps who meet the requirements established by the fund. They must be Illinois residents and must attend a college or university located within the State of Illinois.

Fees

Random-Number Marine Corps License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $201 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $106 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $135 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $34 ($5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $119 ($101 registration fee + $18 Marine Corps license plates fee)

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


Vanity Marine Corps License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $201 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $106 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $135 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $34 ($5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $119 ($101 registration fee + $18 Marine Corps license plates fee)

Personalized Marine Corps License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $201 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $106 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $135 ($101 registration fee + $5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $34 ($5 Marine Corps license plates fee + $29 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal - $119 ($101 registration fee + $18 Marine Corps license plates fee)

To Apply

  • One must provide a legible copy of a DD214 (discharge from military service) or a letter of verification from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs or the federal government or a current DD Form 2 (U.S. Uniformed Service Identification Card) 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

  • Marine Corps 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