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Vehicle Stickers

Renewal notices for 2021-2022 Vehicle Stickers and Pet Licenses will be sent on or around March 16, 2021.

To purchase vehicle stickers and pet licenses online, you will need your unique PIN included on your renewal notice.  If you opted  for an emailed renewal notice, it is sent from  If you cannot find the email in your email inbox, please check your spam or junk email folders. If you are a new resident, or if you do not have your PIN, please contact the Finance Department, 847.810.3622, for more information about obtaining your vehicle stickers.

City ordinance requires all motor vehicles registered to a City of Lake Forest address to have a displayed Lake Forest vehicle sticker. Any vehicle registered to a City of Lake Forest address 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 an ordinance violation notice 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 Finance Department, 800 N Field Dr (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F)  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. Please bring your current state 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.

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 ID Card, letter, or email from the Illinois Secretary of State reflecting their Lake Forest address.

City Vehicle License Sticker Valid from May 1, 2020 to April 30,2021
  Sticker Purchased before May 1, 2020 Sticker Purchased on or after May 1, 2020 Vehicle Purchased on or after Nov. 1, 2020**
Passenger Vehicle* $85.00 $127.50 $42.50**
Motorcycle $45.00 $67.50 $22.50**
Light Truck (B-plate) $85.00 $127.50 $42.50**
Heavy Truck, RV (8,000 lbs) $110.00 $165.50 $55.50**
Benefit Access Program (must be enrolled; sold over the counter only) $45.00 $67.50 $22.50**

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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