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Vehicle Stickers

2020-2021 Vehicle Stickers and Pet Licenses on sale now!  To purchase online visit

To purchase vehicle stickers and pet licenses online, you will need your unique PIN which can be found on your renewal notice.  Did you opt for an emailed renewal notice?  If so, please note that the emailed notice was sent on May 4, 2020 and was 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 a PIN, please contact the  Finance Department, 847-810-3622, for more information about obtaining your vehicle stickers.

For everyone’s safety, payments by mail or online are strongly encouraged. Payments may also be placed in the drop box at the main entrance of the Municipal Services facility at 800 North Field Drive.  

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 City vehicle sticker displayed is subject to fine or penalties. The City vehicle sticker year is May 1 to April 30. The fees for vehicle stickers are listed below.

Please Note:

  • As City offices closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Governor’s stay-at-home order, the City elected to delay the mailing of renewals for City vehicle stickers, animal licenses and annual parking permits. Vehicle sticker sales help to offset the costs of the maintenance of City streets, providing $1.2 million in annual revenue to support the Streets Division budget of more than $1.9 million. In addition to this operating budget, the City will expend $1.75 million in annual street resurfacing during the summer of 2020.
  • In 2020, City vehicle stickers must be purchased and displayed by September 1.
  • As of September 2, 2020, the City vehicle license fee includes a 50% late penalty* fee for residents who have not renewed their vehicle sticker as required by ordinance, and the resident will be at risk of receiving a $75.00 ordinance violation from the Police Department.



Sticker Purchased before September 1, 2020

Sticker Purchased September 1, 2020 or after

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 $165.00 $55.00**
Benefit Access Program (must be enrolled) $45.00 $67.50 $22.50**
*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.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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