License Plate Replacement Program Vehicle Services

New Design of the Illinois License Plates

Secretary of State Jesse White launched the passenger license plate replacement program to replace the oldest license plates with newly designed plates at no additional cost to Illinois taxpayers.

The purpose of the program is to ensure – now and in the future – that older license plates on Illinois roads are replaced. License plates' reflectivity diminishes with age, which impacts law enforcement's ability to quickly and accurately identify license plate numbers.

Under the program, the oldest license plates will be replaced first. In 2017, passenger plates that were manufactured in 2000 and 2001 will be replaced. Each year the office will continue to replace older license plates with the newly issued plate.