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How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Illinois

If your vehicle's registration card, license plate(s) or stickers are lost, stolen, or damaged, you may apply for a replacement with the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles. While the procedure differs slightly depending on what needs to be replaced, you will usually need to complete the Application for Vehicle Transaction, form VSD-190.

APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT REGISTRATION CARD

You can apply for a replacement registration card if your card is lost, stolen, or damaged by following these steps:

  1. Head to the nearest Secretary of State VSD office and complete the Application for Vehicle Transaction, form VSD-190. This form can be used to replace a registration ID card or sticker and also license plate(s).
  2. If your current registration card has been damaged, attach the damaged card to the application.
  3. Pay the duplicate registration fee, currently $3 for ID card and $20 for a replacement registration sticker.
An application for a replacement registration card can be made by mail or in person. When applying by mail, include the completed application and fee, and mail to:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. 2nd St., Room 011
Springfield, IL 62756-666    

APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATES

If one or both of your license plates are lost, stolen, or damaged, you must apply for replacement plate(s) immediately. You can obtain replacement plates either in person or by mail. Applying For Replacement License Plates In Person
  1. Complete the Application for Vehicle Transaction, form VSD-190 at your local Secretary of State office. This can be used to apply for replacement registration and also license plate(s).
  2. Bring the damaged plate(s) with you, if you still have them.
  3. Bring your valid Illinois driver's license or State identification card.
  4. If your current address differs from the one the Illinois DMV has on file, you must also provide proof of ownership of the vehicle (a copy of your title or registration card), along with a police report, if your license plates were stolen.
  5. Pay the appropriate duplicate license plate fee, which varies depending on whether you are replacing one or both license plates, $6 and $9 respectively.
Applying for Replacement License Plates by Mail To be eligible to apply by mail, you must be the registered owner of the vehicle, and your current address must match the one the Illinois VSD has on file.
  1. Complete the Application for Vehicle Transaction.
  2. Mail the damaged plate(s) along with the application, if you still have them.
  3. Pay the applicable duplicate license fee, which varies depending on whether you are replacing one or both license plates, $6 and $9 respectively.
Mail the application, plate(s) and fee to the address indicated on the form. If the form does not have an address, mail the application package to:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. 2nd St., Room 011
Springfield, IL 62756-666    

APPLYING FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATE STICKER(S)

If your vehicle's year sticker is lost, stolen or damaged, you are required to obtain a replacement sticker. You must complete the Application for Vehicle Transaction, and pay a fee of $20 and submit the application at your local VSD office. You may also mail the application to:
Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. 2nd St., Room 011
Springfield, IL 62756-666    

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