Gold Star License Plates Guide


Military - Gold Star License Plate

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Any Illinois resident who is a surviving widow/widower, parent or sibling(s) of a person who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and lost his/her life while serving during peacetime or war. The surviving widow/widower, parent, daughter, son or sibling(s) may be issued one set of plates. A Gold Star Affirmation verifying receipt of the Gold Star, including the service member’s name and relationship to the applicant is required.

No registration fee shall be required from a surviving widow, widower, or parent of a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and lost his or her life while in service while in wartime.


*For any electric vehicle that would like a Gold Star license plate on their vehicle there will be an additional $100 surcharge to the registration.

Fees

Standard License Plates

Random-Number, Vanity and Personalized License Plates
For Parents and Widow/ Widowers
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $155 ($155 title fee + $0 registration fee)
  • Currently titled vehicle/first-time issuance - $0 ($0 registration fee)
  • Current plates expire within 90 days - $0 ($0 registration fee)
  • Current plates do not expire within 90 days - $0
  • Annual renewal - $0 ($0 registration fee)
Random-Number, Vanity and Personalized License Plates
For Siblings and Children
  • Newly acquired vehicle/first-time issuance - $306 ($155 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)

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