Skokie residents will receive vehicle license renewal notices in late May, and there will be several important
changes to Village’s annual vehicle license renewal process this year. Vehicle sticker sales for the 2021-2022 season are scheduled to begin on June 1, 2021.
Important new information for 2021:
- Skokie residents will receive vehicle sticker renewal notices by mail in late May 2021. The renewal period begins June 1 and runs through July 31. The cost for passenger vehicles is $40, with additional fees for trucks and trailers. Payment methods include check and most major credit cards. All vehicle license stickers must be displayed on vehicles by August 1.
- Prices for all stickers increase by 50 percent on August 1, 2021. The 2021/2022 vehicle sticker will feature the Village’s Clean, Green Skokie! logo to encourage everyone not to litter and to do their part to keep Skokie clean and beautiful.
- Here’s how to purchase a 2021 vehicle sticker beginning on June 1 as well as a few other notes on the process:
- Online at www.skokiestickers.org. (Note: this address is not activated until June 1!) This is the most convenient way to renew since the Village does not charge credit card processing fees or shipping fees. The portal opens on June 1.
- By mail. Envelopes are provided with the application forms and are processed beginning on June 1.
- Residents should avoid visiting Village Hall and renew by mail or online. Vehicle stickers purchased by mail and online are typically received within two weeks. Residents renewing by mail or online also can renew their zone parking stickers at the same time at a cost of $2 each.
- In-person beginning on Tuesday, June 1 at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Finance Department counter can only serve two customers at a time, and residents should expect significant wait times when purchasing in-person, especially during the last two weeks in July.
- Pet licenses, which must be renewed each year, can be purchased at the Finance Department counter. By ordinance, all cats and dogs living in Skokie are required to have a license. Fees are $25 for animals that are not neutered or spayed, and $10 for animals that are neutered or spayed. When purchasing a pet license, please bring a copy of the animal’s rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary proof of neutering or spaying, if applicable.
- For more information on vehicle licenses, zone parking stickers or pet licenses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Finance Department at 847/933-8423.
Residents who purchased zone parking stickers in the past who still live in the zone will be able to purchase the 2021-2022 zone stickers through the annual renewal process, either by mailing the renewal form or by renewing online. Zone parking stickers cost $2 each and online purchases are not subject to discount.
Pet licenses also are available by mail. By ordinance, all cats and dogs living in Skokie are required to have a license. Pet licenses, which must be renewed each year, can be purchased as follows:
- By mailing completed renewal notice forms and payment to Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois 60077.
- By dropping off completed renewal notice forms and check in the drop box outside the west side of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, directly next to the U.S. mail box.
For more information on vehicle licenses, zone parking stickers or pet licenses, please call the Finance Department at 847/933-8423.
All vehicles registered in the State of Illinois to an address within the limits of the Village of Skokie are required to purchase and display a valid Village of Skokie vehicle license. The owner of record appearing on the Secretary of State's records is responsible for the purchase and display of the license.
- New residents or businesses must purchase and display vehicle license within sixty days of moving to the Village.
- Purchasers of a new vehicle must purchase and display a valid Village license within thirty days of purchase.
- Holders of current Village licenses will be mailed a renewal form to the last address of record in May of each year.
- Annual renewals may be processed online or through the mail.
- Vehicle licenses must be applied to the inside lower driver's side of the front windshield.
- The fee for a motor vehicle shall be reduced by 50 % if the applicant became the owner of the motor vehicle or a resident of the Village after January 1 (semiannual fee), except motor bicycles, motor-scooters, motorcycles, vehicles of auto dealers, and school buses.
- Late penalties of 50% of the fee required for the applicable license will apply if the license is purchased after December 1 for annual fees or after January 1 for semiannual fees.
- Transfer of license is allowed when an owner provides evidence of the disposal of a vehicle and transfers the license to the new vehicle for $5.
- A replacement vehicle license for a lost or stolen license may be purchased for a fee of $5.
- If an owner having a vehicle registered in another Illinois municipality becomes a resident of the Village, the owner may purchase a current vehicle license for a fee of $5.
Vehicle licenses are available for purchase at www.skokiestickers.org (after June 1) or by mail or through the payment drop box located on the west side of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.
A payment drop box is located on the west side of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street. Payments for Village of Skokie water bills, parking tickets and other non-moving violations, and miscellaneous invoices may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week online. Mailed applications also are accepted.
Please call the Finance Departments Collections Division at 847-933-8423 for further information.