(625 ILCS 5/3-653)
Pet Friendly license plates.
(a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made in the form
prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special registration plates designated
as Pet Friendly license plates. The special plates issued under this Section
shall be affixed only to passenger vehicles of the first division, motor
vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 pounds, and
recreational vehicles as defined in Section 1-169 of this Code. Plates
issued under this Section shall expire according to the multi-year procedure
established by Section 3-414.1 of this Code.
(b) The design and color of the plates is wholly within the discretion of
the Secretary, except that the phrase "I am pet friendly" shall be on the
plates. The Secretary may allow the plates to be issued as vanity plates or
personalized plates under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall
prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 of this Code.
(c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged a $40 fee for
original issuance in addition to the appropriate registration fee. Of this
additional fee, $25 shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control
Fund and $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License
Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary to help defray the administrative
For each registration renewal period, a $27 fee, in addition to the
appropriate registration fee, shall be charged. Of this additional fee,
$25 shall be deposited into the Pet Population Control Fund and $2 shall
be deposited into the Secretary of State Special License Plate Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)