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Military — U.S. Air Force License Plates

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The U.S. Air Force License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has served in the United States Air Force. A portion of the U.S. Air Force license plates fee will go to the Octave Chanute Aerospace Heritage Fund.

Fees

Random-Number U.S. Air Force License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $216 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $150 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $49 ($29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Annual renewal - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)

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

Vanity U.S. Air Force License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $216 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $150 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $49 ($29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Annual renewal - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)

Personalized U.S. Air Force License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $216 ($95 title fee + $101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $150 ($101 registration fee + $29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $49 ($29 replacement fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)
  • Annual renewal - $121 ($101 registration fee + $20 U.S. Air Force license plates fee)

To Apply

  • A photocopy of DD214 (discharge from military service) indicating applicant was a member of the U.S. Air Force 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

  • U.S. Air Force 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.
  • Not eligible for Benefit Access Program

Renewal Methods