Armed Forces Reserves License Plates Guide

Military - Armed Forces Reserves License Plate

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Armed Forces Reserves License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who is an active or former member of the Reserves, or a surviving spouse.

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".


Standard License Plates

Random-Number, Vanity and Personalized License Plates
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $301 ($150 title fee + $151 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $151 ($151 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $151 ($151 registration fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $0
  • Annual renewal - $151 ($151 registration fee)

To Apply


Renewal Methods