Pursuant to City ordinance, any person to own or operate a motor vehicle registered or required to be registered by the State of Illinois to an address within the City of Highland Park, must purchase and properly display a City of Highland Park vehicle sticker by October 1. All licenses purchased after October 1 are subject to a late penalty fee of $10, as indicated in the City's fee schedule.
Preprinted renewal application forms are mailed to residents in August. Please read and follow the instructions on the application and review all preprinted information for accuracy.
How to Display Your Sticker
Highland Park vehicle stickers must be placed on the inner, lower left-hand side (driver side) of the front windshield. Water is not necessary, and tape must not be used to attach the sticker to the windshield. Proof of purchase is required by the City to receive a transfer sticker for a new vehicle or a replacement sticker.
Vehicle Sticker Renewal
Residents may renew vehicle stickers by mailing applications to the address indicated on the enclosed return envelope. Completed applications returned via U.S. mail will be sent to an automated banking facility, where renewals will be immediately processed.
Make any necessary corrections directly on the form and return the entire application with the appropriate fee. If you did not receive an application by mail, simply click here. Checks should be made payable to: City of Highland Park. Please do not send cash. To ensure that your vehicle sticker is returned to you prior to the October 1st deadline, please allow sufficient time for processing and return mail.
To renew your vehicle stickers online, please click here.
Purchase at City Hall
Residents may purchase vehicle stickers at City Hall on Monday from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, and Tuesday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
City of Highland Park City Hall - Finance Department
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Fee Schedule - Licensing Rates
Listed below are annual vehicle licensing rates for the period between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020. Fees for new residents or for newly purchased vehicles are reduced by 50% after March 31.
A late fee of $10 will be assessed for renewals after October 1, 2019.
|License Type||Vehicles as of August 12, 2019||Renewals as of October 1, 2019|
|112 Education Foundation Commemorative Sticker||$85||$95|
|Low-Income Passenger (one per household)||$2||$12|
|Dealer Plate (Each)||$10||$20|
|RV, Light Truck and Van (Under 8,000 Pounds)||$55||$65|
|Heavy Trucks (More Than 8,000 Pounds)||$75||$85|
|Motor Bike, Cycle or Scooter||$35||$45|
|Out-of-State Military Personnel*||$5||N/A|
*Note: Pursuant to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, the license fee for out-of-state military personnel is $5 per vehicle. The City requires a Leave & Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of home state residency at the time of purchase.
Highland Park City Code - Motor Vehicle Licenses
Chapter 74 - Motor Vehicle Licenses
Revenues generated from vehicle stickers assist the City in funding necessary street maintenance projects and repairs. Any additional inquiries can be directed to City Hall at 847.432.0800.