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Military — Navy Service Cross License Plates

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Navy Service Cross License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has been awarded the Service Cross by the Navy. A surviving spouse also may obtain and/or retain a set of these plates.

Fees

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


Vanity Service Cross 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 Service Cross 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

  • A photocopy of DD214 (discharge from military service) indicating receipt of the Service Cross or a letter from the Department of Veterans' Affairs or the federal government verifying service is required.
  • 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

  • Navy Service Cross License are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less and sport utility vehicles.
  • Not eligible for Benefit Access Program

Renewal Methods