Public Act 099-0809
Public Act 0809 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 099-0809|
|HB5402 Enrolled||LRB099 17522 AXK 41880 b|
AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by changing
Section 3-802 as follows:
(625 ILCS 5/3-802)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-802)
Reclassifications and upgrades.
(a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the
shall have the meanings ascribed to them as
"Reclassification" means changing the registration of
a vehicle from one
plate category to another.
"Upgrade" means increasing the registered weight of a
vehicle within the
same plate category.
(b) When reclassing the registration of a vehicle from one
to another, the owner shall receive credit for
the unused portion of the
plate and be charged the
current portion fees for the new plate. In addition,
appropriate replacement plate and replacement sticker fees
(b-5) Beginning with the 2018 registration year, any
individual who has a registration issued under either Section
3-405 or 3-405.1 that qualifies for a special license plate
under Sections 3-609, 3-609.1, 3-620, 3-623, 3-624, 3-625,
3-626, 3-638, 3-645, 3-647, 3-650, 3-667, 3-668, 3-669, 3-676,
3-677, 3-680, 3-683, 3-686, or 3-693 may reclass his or her
registration upon acquiring a special license plate listed in
this subsection (b-5) without a replacement plate fee or
registration sticker cost.
(c) When upgrading the weight of a registration within the
category, the owner shall pay the difference in
current period fees between the
two plates. In addition, the
appropriate replacement plate and replacement
shall be assessed. In the event new plates are not required,
corrected registration card fee shall be assessed.
(d) In the event the owner of the vehicle desires to change
weight and change the plate category, the owner
shall receive credit for the
unused portion of the registration
fee of the current plate and pay the current
portion of the
registration fee for the new plate, and in addition, pay the
appropriate replacement plate
and replacement sticker fees.
(e) Reclassing from one plate category to another plate
category can be done
only once within any registration period.
(f) No refunds shall be made in any of the circumstances
found in subsection
(b), subsection (c), or subsection (d);
however, when reclassing from a flat
weight plate to an
apportioned plate, a refund may be issued if the credit amounts
to an overpayment.
(g) In the event the registration of a vehicle registered
under the mileage
tax option is revoked, the owner shall be
required to pay the annual
registration fee in the new plate
category and shall not receive any credit for
the mileage plate
(h) Certain special interest plates may be displayed on
vehicles, second division vehicles weighing
8,000 pounds or less, and
vehicles. Those plates
can be transferred within those vehicle groups.
(i) Plates displayed on second division vehicles weighing
8,000 pounds or
less and passenger vehicle plates may be
reclassed from one division to the
(j) Other than in subsection (i), reclassing from one
division to the
other division is prohibited. In addition, a
reclass from a motor vehicle to a
trailer or a trailer to a
motor vehicle is prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 93-365, eff. 7-24-03; 94-239, eff. 1-1-06.)
Effective Date: 1/1/2017