Vehicle Sticker Requirements

City of Crystal Lake residents are required to display a current Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residency or within 15 days of acquiring a motor vehicle. Stickers expire annually on June 30. Every year, new vehicle stickers are available for purchase on June 1. Only vehicles registered in the City of Crystal Lake are eligible for Crystal Lake vehicle stickers. 

Vehicle Sticker Prices

Vehicle  Through 7/15
After 7/16 
After 10/1
Passenger & B Plated Vehicles
$10 $15                     $22.50            
Motorcycles & Mopeds                               
$10 $15      $22.50
RV Plates
$14.25               $21.38 $32.07
Trucks with D Plates
$20 $30 $45
All Others
$30 $45 $67.50

*Transfer license for new vehicle for $0.50 with return of old vehicle sticker. 

How to Purchase Vehicle Sticker

Every year at the end of May, vehicle sticker renewal notices are mailed to residents. If your renewal notice does not contain information pertaining to the vehicle you currently own, please correct any errors or missing information. Return the notice to the City along with a copy of the Illinois vehicle registration and a copy of the vehicle owner's driver's license.

2018-2019 Vehicle Stickers are available at City Hall, during normal business hours, beginning on June 1, 2018. Applications for vehicle stickers are available here

There are four ways to purchase vehicle stickers. 

  1. In-Person at City Hall. The completed application, fee, and proof of ownership (if applicable), may be returned in-person at City Hall. 
  2. Online. To purchase online, you will need to enter the online purchase pin from your application. Click here to purchase online. 
  3. Via Mail. Send information to the City of Crystal Lake, Attn: Finance Department, 100 W. Woodstock Street, PO Box 597, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0597. 
  4. Satellite Locations. Passenger (PAS) and Senior (SRPAS) Vehicle Stickers, that do not require any changes to the pre-printed information on the renewal notice, are available at the locations listed on the right-hand column from June 1 to July 16, 2018. A convenience fee may apply.