Purple Heart License Plates Guide


Military - Purple Heart License Plate
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Purple Heart License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has been awarded the military’s Purple Heart medal. A surviving spouse may obtain a set of plates.

Public Act 625 ILCS 5/3-506 allows transfer of plates to spouses of military service members. "Upon the death of a military service member who has been issued plates the surviving spouse of that service member may retain the plate so long as that spouse is a resident of Illinois and transfers the registration to his or her name within 180 days of the death of the service member".

Fees

Standard License Plates

Random-Number, Vanity and Personalized License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance
    $150 - 1st set of plates ( $150 title fee + No registration fee)
    $301 - 2nd set of plates ($151 registration fee + $150 title fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance
    No Fee - 1st set of plates
    $151 - 2nd set of plates ($151 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days
    $0 - 1st set of plates ($0 replacement fee)
    $151 - 2nd set of plates ($151 registration fee + $0 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days
    $0 - 1st set of plates ($0 replacement fee)
    $0 - 2nd set of plates ($0 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal
    No Fee - 1st set of plates
    $151 - 2nd set of plates ($151 registration fee)

Motorcycle License Plates

Random-Number, Vanity and Personalized License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance
    $150 - 1st set of plates ($150 title fee + $0 registration fee)
    $191 - 2nd set of plates ($150 title fee + $41 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance
    $0 - 1st set of plates ($0 replacement fee)
    $41 - 2nd set of plates ($41 registration fee + $0 replacement fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days
    $0 ($0 replacement fee )
    $41 ($41 registration fee + $0 replacement fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days
    $0 ($0 replacement fee )
    $0 ($0 replacement fee)
  • Annual renewal
    $0 - 1st set of plates
    $41 - 2nd set of plates ($41 registration fee)

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