All vehicles registered in the State of Illinois with a Wilmette address, must also be registered with the Village through the purchase of a vehicle license sticker. The costs for these stickers are listed below:
- Passenger- $80
- Motorcycle- $25
- All other vehicle types- $95
Senior citizens (ages 65 and older) who meet the annual HUD income guidelines are eligible for a $10 discount (limit one per senior citizen).
The sale of vehicle stickers begins on March 1st each year and stickers must be displayed by April 15th. Vehicle stickers purchased after May 15th will be assessed a late fee equal to the original cost of the sticker (ex: a passenger vehicle sticker will cost $160). Vehicles not displaying the current year's vehicle sticker are subject to a citation.
New residents to Wilmette have a 30 day grace period in which a sticker may be purchased without penalty. Stickers which are lost or stolen may be replaced by purchasing a duplicate sticker at a cost of $1.00. Residents who purchase a new vehicle and will be transferring their license plates to the new vehicle may purchase a transfer sticker at a cost of $1.00.