How do I register my vehicle?
Within 30 days of arriving or purchasing a vehicle in the state, you need to apply for vehicle registration and title. You may apply through the Electronic Registration and Titling System of the Secretary of State Office of Illinois. While you wait for your license plates, you will have a temporary registration permit to drive up to 90 days or until your license plates arrive.
How many license plates are required in Illinois?
The car must have a front and rear license plates. This is required on most vehicle types, except motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and trailers.
What does the Illinois license plate look like? The license plate has a reflective gradient blue-to-white with white Chicago and the Springfield skyline. There’s a gray Abraham Lincoln graphic at far left, the state name screened in black at top, and the slogan (“Land of Lincoln”) at the bottom. The license plate number itself must contain three letters and four numerical digits, with the format “AB 12345” or “AB1 2345.”
How Can I Transfer License Plate to Another Vehicle in Illinois?
You can apply for a license plate transfer to any vehicle that you own, but not to another person or entity.
What are the Types of License Plates Available?
After you have properly titled and registered the vehicle under your name, you may apply for a personalized or vanity plate. The use of personalized or vanity plates is not allowed for vehicles that are leased, in a trust, or registered by a business entity. These are the eleven (11) license plate designs offered by Illinois:
- Persons with Disabilities
- Antique Collegiate Series
- Pan Hellenic Series
- First Responders
- Military Series
- Sporting Series
- Professional Sports