Vehicle Licenses

Vehicle stickers are now available with a new online system, by mail, or via one of our postage free drop boxes. In-person purchases can also be made at Village Hall with proper safety guidelines including wearing a face covering and keeping 6 feet of physical distance. Note that the deadline has been extended to September 1.

Please allow up to 3-4 weeks to receive your order. Your vehicle stickers and/or animal tags may arrive separately. 

All motor vehicles owned by a Village resident or by a person or entity (including associations, clubs, societies, firms, partnerships, and bodies politic and corporate) having its principle place of business in the Village requires a Village vehicle license (often called a "vehicle sticker").

Vehicle Sticker 20-21

Purchasing Online

Visit our new online payment system here. With this platform, you can purchase sticker and pet tag renewals, purchase for new vehicles and pets, or delete ones you no longer own, all with the convenience of a credit card. Before starting, you will need your license plate number, vehicle ID, rabies certificate number, and pet ID from the application(s) you received in the mail. Follow this step-by-step instruction manual to guide you through the process

When to Buy a Sticker

Sticker Renewals

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, regular operations for vehicle stickers have changed.

If you have previously purchased a sticker from the Village, you must purchase a renewal each year. The date for stickers to be purchased and displayed this year is September 1. Stickers are available for purchase online, by mail, or via one of the Village's drop-boxes only. Purchases can also be made at the Village Hall front counter during regular business hours. Members of the public are required to wear face coverings, maintain 6 feet of physical distance, and follow posted signage.

Current residents who have purchased Village vehicle stickers and are in our database automatically receive renewal applications in the mail towards the end of May of each calendar year.

New Residents and Businesses

Residents and businesses who are moving into the community have a 45 day grace period in which to purchase stickers for their vehicles. Stickers can be purchased at Village Hall.

Where to Place the Sticker

The Village vehicle sticker must be affixed to the lower left windshield of the vehicle. When purchasing the renewal sticker, please remove the old sticker and place the new one in its place.

Can I Transfer a Sticker?

Yes. If you purchase a new vehicle and want to transfer your sticker, you can at no cost. Simply contact the Finance Department at 847-272-5050 to notify the Village.

Northbrook Strong Sticker

Support the Community with a ’Northbrook Strong’ Vehicle Sticker

Residents can make a donation, minimum $20 per sticker, to help the community recover from the COVID-19 outbreak. Funds will go to support:

  • Northfield Township Food Pantry
  • Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook
  • Family Services
  • The Josselyn Center
  • North Shore Legal Aid Clinic

There are only 2,000 special vehicle stickers, so purchase yours early!

Vehicle Sticker Fees

Vehicle Type
Gross Weight
Fees until 9/1
Fees after 9/1
*Stickers for hybrid vehicles are ½ price
Trucks, Trailers, RV’s
8,000 lbs.and Less
8,001 lbs. - 12,000
12,001 lbs. - 24,000
24,001 lbs. - 45,000

45,001 lbs. and more

Seniors (age 65 and older) receive a 50% discount on automobile and motorcycle license fees. Stickers can be replaced for $1.00 per sticker.

License Application

A blank copy of the vehicle license application can be found at this link. Please note: This license application is presented for informational purposes only. Clean copies will be mailed to current residents who have purchased Village vehicle stickers and are in our database. Applications will also be available at Village Hall on July 1, subject to any social distancing orders in place at that time. 

Unincorporated Northbrook

Those living in unincorporated Cook County are required to purchase a Cook County sticker.