Courtesy David Powers
The Village has begun selling vehicle stickers, as renewal notices have been mailed to the nearly 26,000 residents who purchased stickers last year.
Every Oak Park resident who owns or leases a vehicle is required to purchase and display a Village sticker annually before midnight, 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.
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 e-mail address for confirmation. The sticker is delivered via U.S. Mail, typically within a few days of purchase.
New this year, anyone who loses the renewal notice will be able to look up their web ID number using the e-mail 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.
Computers also are available at the Oak Park Public Library.
In-person sticker purchases and renewals are offered in the Parking Service Center at Village Hall from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays, and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Friday. The Center also will be open for vehicle sticker purchases and renewals from 8:30– 11:30 a.m., Sat., July 6. Village Hall will be closed on Mon., May 27 and Thurs., July 4. Individuals renewing in person are urged to bring their renewal notice to speed up processing.
The online renewal system will continue to be available through July 15, but will automatically assess the late fee after the midnight deadline.
Vehicle sticker rates vary by type of vehicle. The fee for a passenger car is $50, or $45 for online renewals. Persons 65 years old and older, or who have a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard, receive a discount.
For more information, including rates for various types of vehicles, call 708.358.7275, option 5, visit www.oak-park.us/parking or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.