City Vehicle Licenses
Purchasing of 2013-2014 Vehicle
Licenses is now underway
Just click on: Purchase Stickers
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City ordinance requires all motor vehicles registered or housed in
The City of Lake Forest to display Lake Forest Vehicle Sticker. Any
vehicle registered to The City of Lake Forest without a vehicle
sticker displayed is subject to fine or penalties. The vehicle
sticker year is May 1 to April 30. The deadline for purchasing and
displaying current stickers is April 30. Beginning May 1, a 50% late
fee is added, and the resident will be at risk of receiving a $75.00
ticket from the Police Department. The fees for vehicle
stickers are listed below.
New Lake Forest residents should obtain a vehicle sticker after registering their vehicle to their Lake Forest address through the Illinois Secretary of State. Please bring the
IL Vehicle Registration ID Card,
along with proof of residency, to
Municipal Services to purchase your vehicle sticker. Lake Forest residents whose vehicles are registered outside of The City of Lake Forest have the option of purchasing a Beach Parking sticker, which allows parking at
the north end of Forest Park Beach and access to the Compost Center. Please bring your current vehicle registration
ID card to
Municipal Services to
purchase your Beach Parking sticker over the counter.
View a flyer regarding vehicle sticker information for new residents.
Those who purchase a new vehicle should obtain a vehicle sticker within 72 hours of the vehicle purchase
to avoid a possible ticket for failing to display a current city
vehicle license. Please bring the
Illinois Registration ID card and vehicle purchase receipt to Municipal Services so the purchase date can be verified and the late fee will be waived.
Parking at Forest Park Beach or use of the Compost Center in The City of Lake Forest is prohibited unless the vehicle displays a City of Lake Forest vehicle sticker or Beach Parking sticker.
These are available for purchase at the Municipal Services
Building, 800 N. Field Drive, Lake Forest. Hours of operation are
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vehicle stickers must be purchased by April 30, 2013 and
displayed by May 1, 2013.
- Vehicle stickers are
not available immediately over the counter at the time of
purchase. Each vehicle sticker will be customized with the
license plate number of your vehicle. Please allow 3-5
days after purchase for processing and mailing.
- As of May 1st, the vehicle license fee includes a 50% late penalty* fee for residents who have not renewed their vehicle sticker as required by ordinance.
*Late Penalty will be waived when you
provide proof that your vehicle has been purchased or newly
registered in Lake Forest in the last 30
days, just bring your purchasing contract, or other proof of purchase/lease
date, along with your Illinois Vehicle Registration ID card into Municipal Services.
New residents are required to provide their IL Vehicle Registration
letter, or email from the Illinois Secretary of State reflecting
their Lake Forest address.
Valid from May 1, 2013 to April 30,2014
Sticker Purchased before
May 1, 2013
Sticker Purchased on
May 1, 2013
Vehicle Purchased on
Nov. 1, 2013**
Heavy Truck, RV (8,000+ lbs)||$110.00||$165.00||$55.00**|
State Circuit Breaker Program (must be enrolled; sold over
the counter only) ||$45.00||
|Taxi Licenses (Applied
for and purchased from Police Dept.)|
May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014
|Vehicle||$50.00||Nov. 1 $25.00 if new car|| |
|Taxi Driver (badge- May 1 to April 30)||$50.00||Nov. 1 $25.00 if new car|| |
|*REPLACEMENT VEHICLE STICKERS: If your vehicle, or windshield, will be replaced, please remove the current vehicle sticker from the windshield (the
sticker may come off in pieces) and return the sticker (or pieces) to the
Municipal Services Building to qualify for a $5.00 replacement. If the vehicle sticker is not returned, proof that you no longer own the vehicle, or receipt for windshield replacement, is required.
**The November 1st rate applies only to vehicles that have
been purchased, or newly registered to The City of Lake Forest, on
November 1st or after. Proof is required.
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