Am I required to display a front license plate in Illinois? Illinois

Rear and Front License Plate Issuance

Yes. In Illinois your car, by law, must display two license plates: one in the rear and one in the front. Additionally, the back license plate must brandish a current registration sticker. 

If you're missing a registration sticker, a license plate, or both, you must apply for a replacement as quickly as possible. If you're stopped, you may be ticketed and fined, regardless of the circumstance.

You are also responsible for keeping your car registration current. The IL Secretary of State (SOS) will send you a registration renewal reminder approximately 60 days prior to your license plate's expiration date. You can then register online, by mail, on the phone, or in person at any SOS office. 

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