Vehicle Licensing

Notice


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 2020-2021 season are scheduled to begin on June 1, 2020.

Given the changing situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, residents should plan to purchase their vehicle sticker online or by mail. The information below is subject to change, and residents are encouraged to check back for updates.

Important new information for 2020:


  • Skokie residents will receive vehicle license renewal notices in late May.
  • Vehicle sticker sales for the 2020-2021 season are scheduled to begin on June 1, 2020.
  • The deadline to purchase and display vehicle stickers has been extended to November 30, 2020.  
  • The cost is $40 for all passenger vehicles, with additional fees for trucks and trailers. 
  • There will be a $5 discount for all vehicle licenses purchased online. Passenger vehicle licenses purchased online will only cost $35. The online purchase discounts expire at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2020.
  • Residents should plan to purchase vehicle stickers by one of the following methods:
    • Online at www.skokiestickers.org, beginning June 1, 2020.
      •  Payment accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover and debit card. The Village does not charge an added fee for credit card payments.
    • 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 payment in the drop box outside the west side of Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, directly next to the U.S. mail box.
  • The price of each sticker increases by 50 percent on December 1, 2020, for all purchases whether online, by mail/drop off in Village Hall box or over the counter at Village Hall, if in-person purchases are available.
  • No date has been set to re-open Village Hall for over-the-counter purchases. When Village Hall does reopen, some social distancing measures are likely to remain in place to protect everyone. As such, longer wait times can be expected.
  • All vehicles will be required to display 2020-2021 vehicle licenses and, if applicable, 2020-2021 zone parking stickers by Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
  • Please check this page for information updates.

Requirements


Residents who purchased zone parking stickers in the past who still live in the zone will be able to purchase the 2020-2021 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


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.
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 attach a copy of the animal’s rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary proof of neutering or spaying, if applicable. All pet licenses must be purchased or renewed by November 30, 2020. 

For more information on vehicle licenses, zone parking stickers or pet licenses, please call the Finance Department at 847/933-8423.

Requirements


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.

Sticker Guidelines


  • 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.
Payment of late penalties shall not exempt a person from any other fines imposed for the operation of a motor vehicle without the display of a proper license.

Purchase


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.

Payments


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.

Additional Questions


Please call the Finance Departments Collections Division at 847-933-8423 for further information.