Vehicle Stickers


Vehicle Sticker and Pet License renewals were mailed Monday,  May 4, 2020. Please purchase your 2020-2021 Vehicle and Pet Licenses online with the PIN code provided on your renewal notice:

  • The 2020 due date for purchase of vehicle stickers and animal licenses was extended to June 15.
  • Late payment penalties are waived until September 1. Please purchase your 2020 City vehicle stickers by August 31 to avoid late payment penalties.

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.

Effective June 3, 2020, the Municipal Services facility reopened to the public. The Finance Department will be working an alternating schedule in City offices with many employees continuing to work some days remotely.  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.  


·        Enforcement for display of 2020 City vehicle sticker will be delayed until September 1, 2020  

·        No penalties will be assessed for late payment provided purchase is made by September 1, 2020

·        If your vehicle has a 2019 sticker expiring 4-30-20, that sticker will be allowed until September 1, 2020  for parking at Forest Park Beach North Lot and Upper South Lot

·        To park at Forest Park Beach Lower South Lot, additional 2020 permits are required – there is no grace period – for more information, please visit

·        If your vehicle is registered to an address outside of The City of Lake Forest and does not have 2019 or 2020 sticker displayed, you will be ticketed when parking anywhere east of Sheridan Road

·        No parking is allowed on the ring road or nearby public streets, with or without a City vehicle sticker or beach parking sticker


Customer support will be available should you have any questions. Questions may be directed via email to Jamese Scott at A dedicated phone number of 847-810-3631 may also be used for questions pertaining to these renewals. 

Please see the COVID-19 Plan for a summary of the operations of the City of Lake Forest Finance Department during the current time.



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**



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