License Plates Renewal Vehicle Services
License Plates Renewal is the easy and convenient way for Illinois motorists to renew their license plates. We suggest you renew no later than one month before your registration expires.
- A Registration ID and PIN located on your current registration card. If you do not have a current registration card, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 (toll free in Illinois) or 217-785-3000 (outside Illinois) to obtain your Registration ID and PIN number. You will be asked by the Public Inquiry operator to identify yourself by giving them the license plates number and the address you used the last time you updated your vehicles address with the Illinois Secretary of State.
- The Insurance Company Name, Policy Number and Expiration Date for the vehicle of the license plate you are renewing.
You are not eligible to renew if:
- The vehicle information is not correct or current.
- The renewal sticker needs to be mailed to an out of state address.
- The applicant wants to switch of license plates types (i.e., standard passenger to organ donor).
- The applicant wants to change the spacing on the license plates.
- The applicant is a participant in Benefit Access Program.
- Payment must be made during the renewal process using an electronic check or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards only.
- A 2.35% fee (minimum of $1.00) will be assessed for credit cards and a fee of $1.22 will be assessed for electronic checks.
- When paying by electronic check, failure to enter the correct bank account number and routing number will result in a dishonored payment. Dishonored payments are subject to a service fee and possible penalty. Please make sure you have sufficient funds in the account entered and that the correct banking information has been entered.