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.


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)

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