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Universal Veteran Motorcycle License Plates

Universal Veteran License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Branch of service and/or theater of action decals are available from the American Legion, Department of the Adjutant.

Fees

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


Vanity Universal 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 Universal 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 DD 214 or equivalent to prove service.
  • 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
Universal Veteran Seals Theatre of

Branch of Service Seal Stickers and Theatre of Action Stickers are not provided by the Secretary of State's Office. Should a person wish to purchase a decal of the Branch of Service, and/or a theater of Action Sticker, they may do so by contacting :
American Legion
Department Adjutant
2720 East Lincoln Street
Bloomington, IL 61704-6010

Availability

  • Universal Veteran 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