Vehicle Stickers

Purchase a Vehicle Sticker

All residents of the Village who own or lease a licensed motor vehicle registered with the State of Illinois, even if the vehicle is not operated, housed or stored within the Village, are required to pay an annual vehicle license tax. The Secretary of State’s office is the source used by the Village for vehicle information. New residents should register vehicles within 30 days of moving to Western Springs. Vehicle stickers are also required for trucks and motorcycles. Renewal notices are mailed each year in March and expire April 30. Village Hall is open from 8:30 am to noon on the last two Saturdays in April to accommodate residents wishing to purchase vehicle stickers.

If you are moving in from another town with a valid vehicle sticker, it is not necessary to purchase a new sticker until the valid sticker expires. If you replace a vehicle with a current sticker, a replacement vehicle sticker is necessary and the cost is $3.

Vehicle stickers may be purchased online beginning in mid-March, however if you are a new resident or are purchasing a sticker for a new vehicle you should do so in person at Village Hall to avoid the late fees that will be imposed online. You can also print the application and return it with payment to:

Village Hall
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558

License and Penalty Fees  (effective 11-2019)

  • Automobiles - $50*
  • Dog or cat license - $10
  • Recreational vehicles - $55*
  • Motorcycles / mopeds - $50*
  • Trucks - $65*
* Delinquent Vehicle Sticker Fee: Effective November 2019 per Ordinance 19-2972, vehicle license stickers purchased on or after May 1 shall be deemed delinquent, and the penalty for delinquent vehicle licenses of any kind (automobiles, recreational/motorcycles/trucks) will be $50. The total cost for a delinquent automobile license sticker will be $100.00.