Silver Star License Plates Guide

Military - Silver Star License Plate

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Silver Star License Plates may be issued to any Illinois resident who has been awarded the Silver Star medal while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Armed Forces after December 6, 1941. 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".


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


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