After purchasing an automobile you have two steps to do; first, register, and second, get a license plate. Here you can have a regular one or a special, which can be a personalized tag where you create your own. Or it can be for colleges, organizations, or antique cars.
In this article, you’ll know about the last ones as all of them have different prices and requirements. But the applying methods are the same for all of them. There are 3 ways to do it: in-person, online, and by mail. For this, you need to provide docs and info like the current number plate or VIN. Also, pay the fees for the application.
All this process in this state is regulated by the SOS (State Secretary of Illinois).
After buying a car the next step is to register it and obtain your license. Here you have two options: either have a regular type or create your own design and message.
The board offers a huge specialty tag assortment which includes unique designs (vanity and personalized). Also, there are three different ways to submit an application for it. You can mail it, use the website (online), and also in person.
Continue reading and you will find all the information about this process.
The State Secretary of IL (SOS) provides tags for motorcycles, RVs (recreational vehicles), trucks, and automobiles.
You have an opportunity to choose between two options. You can either have a registration mark on the regular form or have it on different types for special.
Each of these types has its requirements and guide to apply. For example, in the personalized first, come the letters then the digits. But the vanity must have a maximum of 3 digits or 1-7 letters.
However, there are rules for both forms. So, it cannot include offensive language, foreign words, symbols, lowercase letters, spaces, and intermingled letters and digits.
Payments’ amount and details about applications, you will find below in this article.
Remember that this and registration payments are separate. So, this means you first pay the second and after that, you only are able to request a tag and pay the rates for it.
They will be changed according to the type of your car and license plate.
There are extras like the title. It is for the machines that get registered and titled in Illinois for the very first time. Also, there are several costs for the special types.
The State Secretary of IL offers a lot of different individual styles. This includes universities, colleges, organizations, and vintage cars.
The majority of the special marks here are membership institutions, sporting teams, and charity organizations.
Here are some examples of the companies with this: Police Order of Fraternal in IL, Prevent Violence, The Chicago Cubs, and so on.
Keep in mind that all the following are added to the renewal and registration and costs for the customized one.
Part of the fees returns to your company itself. Here are examples of organizational registration marks.
The part of this is also for the colleges (not only in the state but also outside of it).
These are the examples of the colleges that have this: Notre Dame University, Illinois University, University of Loyola, and so on.
As usual here also all the payments are added to the standard renewal and registration costs. A percentage of the charge for this goes to the sponsoring college to finance scholarships.
Remember, if you want to obtain a personalized one, you also need to pay for that.
The typical process of such tags:
For vintage automobiles, a specialty tag is offered for the following:
For qualification, the vehicle has to have its original state. However, you are allowed to drive them only in parades, shows, and other similar activities. Also, you are allowed to take it to the service and drive back.
This has a cycle and it lasts 5 years. So, you can receive it every 5 years.
Every five years you pay $30, but you will be charged the pro-rated price if you want to get it out of this cycle.
In addition, there are extras like a replacement one which is $29 (that you pay when you want to replace the non-antique with an antique). And, as usual, the personalized one if you want it.
There are 3 ways to apply for this: in-person, online, and by mail.
Remember that you can’t get one with an eligibility condition online. Others like vanity, special, or personalized you can easily get online and for that just visit the website.
However, there are some criteria that you must follow to be able to apply online. And here they are.
Additionally, you need to provide this:
The other two options are in-person in any Facility Services for drivers or in an application form sent by mail.
Here are the steps you need to do to order it: