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625 ILCS 5/3-412
(625 ILCS 5/3-412)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-412)
Registration plates and registration stickers to be
furnished by the Secretary of State.
(a) The Secretary of State upon registering a vehicle subject to annual
registration for the first time shall issue or shall cause to be issued to the
owner one registration plate for a motorcycle, trailer, semitrailer, moped, autocycle, or truck-tractor, 2 registration plates for other motor vehicles
and, where applicable, current registration stickers for motor vehicles of the
first division. The provisions of this Section may be made applicable to such
vehicles of the second division, as the Secretary of State may, from time to
time, in his discretion designate. On subsequent annual registrations
during the term of the registration plate as provided in Section 3-414.1, the
Secretary shall issue or cause to be issued registration stickers as evidence
of current registration. However, the issuance of annual registration stickers
to vehicles registered under the provisions of Sections 3-402.1 and 3-405.3 of
this Code may not be required if the Secretary deems the issuance unnecessary.
(b) Every registration plate shall have displayed upon it the registration
number assigned to the vehicle for which it is issued, the name of this State,
which may be abbreviated, the year number for which it was issued, which may
be abbreviated, the phrase "Land of Lincoln" (except as otherwise provided in
this Code), and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary
may prescribe. However, for apportionment plates issued to vehicles registered
under Section 3-402.1 and fleet plates issued to vehicles registered under
Section 3-405.3, the phrase "Land of Lincoln" may be omitted to allow for
the word "apportioned", the word "fleet", or other similar language to be
displayed. Registration plates issued to a vehicle registered as a fleet
vehicle may display a designation determined by the Secretary.
The Secretary may in his discretion prescribe
that letters be used as prefixes only on registration plates issued to vehicles
of the first division which are registered under this Code and only as suffixes
on registration plates issued to other vehicles. Every registration sticker
issued as evidence of current registration shall designate the year number
for which it is issued and such other letters or numbers as the Secretary may
prescribe and shall be of a contrasting color with the registration plates and
registration stickers of the previous year.
(c) Each registration plate and the required letters and numerals thereon,
except the year number for which issued, shall be of sufficient size to be
plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet during daylight, and shall be
coated with reflectorizing material. The dimensions of the plate issued to
vehicles of the first division shall be 6 by 12 inches.
(d) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger motor vehicle
rented without a driver the same type of registration plates as the type of
plates issued for a private passenger vehicle.
(e) The Secretary of State shall issue for every passenger
car used as a taxicab or livery, distinctive registration plates.
(f) The Secretary of State shall issue for every motorcycle
distinctive registration plates distinguishing between
motorcycles having 150 or more cubic centimeters piston
displacement, or having less than 150 cubic centimeter
(g) Registration plates issued to vehicles for-hire may
display a designation as determined by the Secretary that
such vehicles are for-hire.
(i) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and private
ambulance registration plates identifying the vehicle as an ambulance.
The Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services registration
information for the purpose of verification of claims filed with the
Department by ambulance owners for payment for services to public assistance
(j) The Secretary of State shall issue for every public and private
medical carrier or rescue vehicle livery registration plates displaying
numbers within ranges of numbers reserved respectively for medical carriers
and rescue vehicles. The Secretary shall forward to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services registration information for the purpose of verification of claims filed
with the Department by owners of medical carriers or rescue vehicles for
payment for services to public assistance recipients.
(k) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive license plates or distinctive license plate stickers for every vehicle exempted from subsections (a) and (a-5) of Section 12-503 by subsection (g) of that Section, and by subsection (g-5) of that Section before its deletion by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. The Secretary shall issue these plates or stickers immediately upon receiving the physician's certification required under subsection (g) of Section 12-503. New plates or stickers shall also be issued when the certification is renewed as provided in that subsection.
(l) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive registration plates for low-speed vehicles.
(m) The Secretary of State shall issue distinctive registration plates for autocycles. The dimensions of the plate issued to autocycles shall be 4 by 7 inches.
(Source: P.A. 98-777, eff. 1-1-15