Village vehicle stickers are scheduled to go on sale this month, as renewal notices go out to the owners of the nearly 28,000 vehicles registered to Oak Park residents.
Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a vehicle is required to purchase and display a Village sticker annually by July 15. Anyone who misses the deadline must pay a $20 late fee in addition to the cost of the sticker. Failure to display a valid Village sticker also could result in a $50 ticket.
The late fee kicks in this year at the stroke of midnight, Mon., July 14.
Residents whose vehicles already are registered with the Village can save 10 percent by renewing online at www.oak-park.us/onlineservices, rather than via mail or in person at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
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.
A current vehicle sticker is needed to purchase a parking permit.
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 included in the previous year’s application.
Residents who would like to renew online, but don’t have access to a computer can come to Village Hall where a computer is available to the public for official Village business, or visit a branch of the Oak Park Public Library.
In-person sticker purchases and renewals are 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. Village Hall will be open for vehicle sticker purchases and renewals from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sat., July 12, but will be closed on Mon., May 26 and Fri., July 4.
Individuals renewing in person are urged to bring their renewal notice to speed up processing.
Vehicle sticker rates vary by type of vehicle and persons age 65 and older, or who have a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard, receive a discount.
For more information call 708.358.7275, option 5, visit www.oak-park.us/parking or email firstname.lastname@example.org.