May 4, 2017 - Village vehicle stickers for the 2017/2018 season are scheduled to go on sale Monday, May 8 as renewal notices go out to the owners of vehicles registered to Oak Park residents.
Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a motor vehicle is required to purchase and display a Village sticker annually before July 15 to get the lowest rate. The rate increases by $20 after the deadline. Failure to display a valid Village sticker also could result in a $75 ticket.
A current vehicle sticker is needed to purchase a parking permit.
Residents whose vehicles already are registered with the Village can save time by renewing online at www.oak-park.us/onlineservices, rather than via mail or in person at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
Vehicle owners who renew online will have the option to receive next year’s renewal notice via email, eliminating the need for a paper notice sent by mail.
First-time vehicle sticker purchasers — and residents who have turned 65 since they last renewed — must come to Village Hall and provide proof of residency, such as a lease, utility bill or other government-issued item. A driver’s license and vehicle information also is required.
Renewal forms mailed to current sticker holders include a unique web identification number that allows a vehicle owner to correct or update most data, including address and telephone number, and vehicle information. Online renewals require a credit card and an email address for confirmation.
Anyone who loses the renewal notice will be able to look up their web ID number using the email address or telephone number registered during the previous year’s application.
In-person sticker purchases and renewals will be available at Village Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, except holidays.
Individuals renewing in person are urged to bring their renewal notice to speed up processing. Lines and wait times for in-person renewals grow as the deadline nears.
Vehicle sticker rates vary by type of vehicle. Persons age 65 and older, and anyone who has a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard, receive a discount. Disabled and active-duty veterans with the proper documentation are eligible for free stickers.