TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER II: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 1010 CERTIFICATES OF TITLE, REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
SECTION 1010.453 RETIRED ARMED FORCES LICENSE PLATES
Section 1010.453 Retired Armed Forces License Plates
a) For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
"Department" – Vehicle Services Department within the Office of the Secretary of State.
"First Division Passenger Vehicles" - motor vehicles designed to carry not more than ten (10) persons as defined in Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1989, ch. 95½, par. 1-146).
"Second Division Motor Vehicles" – motor vehicles designed to carry more than ten (10) persons, those motor vehicles designed or used for living quarters, those motor vehicles which are designed for pulling or carrying freight, cargo or implements of husbandry, and those motor vehicles of the First Division remodeled for use and used as motor vehicles of the Second Division, as defined in Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
b) Any resident of the State of Illinois who has been a member of the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for Retired Armed Forces registration plates in accordance with Section 3-624 of the Illinois Vehicle Title & Registration Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code. These special registration plates shall only be issued for first division vehicles and second division vehicles weighing eight thousand (8,000) pounds or less.
c) An applicant wishing to obtain Retired Armed Forces plates shall submit poof of retired status from the Federal Government. Proof shall consist of the United States Uniformed Service Identification Card (DD Form 2). Applicants shall also submit the statutory annual registration fee as specified in Section 3-806 of the Illinois Vehicle Title & Registration Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
d) In order to obtain Retired Armed Forces plates:
1) if the present Illinois license plates expire within sixty (60) days, upon receipt of the preprinted renewal application, the applicant shall submit the renewal application, proper documentation as cited in subsection (c) of this Section, and the annual registration fee as specified in Section 3-806 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; or
2) if the present plates do not expire within sixty (60) days, the applicant shall submit his/her current registration identification card and current registration plates as well as the verification required in subsection (c). The applicant shall also pay a reclassification fee as provided in Section 3-802 of the Illinois Vehicle Title & Registration Law of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
e) All applications and inquiries regarding the Retired Armed Forces plates should be directed to the following:
Office of the Secretary of State
Non-Standard Plates Section
Centennial Building, Room 539
Springfield, Illinois 62756
(Source: Added at 14 Ill. Reg. 19066, effective November 15, 1990)