Renewal notices were sent to residents the week of March 15th. To renew vehicle stickers and pet licenses online, you will need the unique online purchase PIN included on your renewal notice. If you opted for an emailed renewal notice, it is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot find the email in your email inbox, please check your spam or junk email folders. If you are trying to renew your City vehicle sticker(s) and you have not received your notice with the online purchase PIN, please contact the Finance Department, 847.810.3631.
City ordinance requires all motor vehicles registered to a City of Lake Forest address to have a Lake Forest vehicle sticker displayed. Any vehicle registered to a City of Lake Forest address without a City vehicle sticker displayed is subject to fine or penalties. A City vehicle sticker is also required to park at Forest Park Beach. Parking at Forest Park Beach without a City vehicle sticker or Forest Park Beach parking sticker will result in a citation for ordinance violation. 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 citation for ordinance violation from the Police Department. The fees for vehicle stickers are listed below.
nEW RESIDENTSNew Lake Forest residents are required to provide proof of residency and their vehicle registration(s) to obtain City vehicle sticker(s). Please visit Municipal Services Finance Department, 800 N Field Dr (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F) to purchase your vehicle sticker(s). If you prefer, you can email the Finance Department the required information and request a new account online purchase PIN. City vehicle stickers ordered online will generally arrive in 3-5 business days via US Mail. Lake Forest residents whose vehicles are registered outside of The City of Lake Forest have the option of purchasing a City vehicle sticker (or Forest Park Beach Parking sticker) to allow for parking at the north end of Forest Park Beach. You are required to provide proof of residency and your current state vehicle registration ID card(s).
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, 2021 to April 30,2022|
|Sticker Purchased before May 1, 2021||Sticker Purchased on or after May 1, 2021||Vehicle Purchased on or after Nov. 1, 2021**|
|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.