VEHICLE TAGS ON SALE
2018 Vehicle Tags Are Required To Be Displayed –
Residents and business owners are reminded that they must purchase a vehicle sticker for all vehicles that are registered through the Illinois Secretary of State with a Westchester address. If a vehicle remains registered in Westchester but is used or stored out of town (such as with a college student or a second home), it still must have a Westchester vehicle sticker.
The primary focus is on enforcement on public and private parking lots including, but not limited to, any shopping areas, strip malls, and parking lots on business or multi-residential property. Do not be surprised if you find a ticket on your vehicle while parked at the Jewel, Mariano’s, Westbrook Corporate Center, or in any lot open to the public.
- If you have a garage/driveway and do not park on the street, you must purchase a sticker. The vehicle sticker is not a parking sticker. Enforcement action may occur with vehicles parked in a driveway, or that can be viewed from the driveway in a garage with the overhead door open to include a carport/covered parking area on private property.
- If your vehicle is no longer registered in Westchester, you must provide the Village with a copy of the bill of sale or other disposal records such as an insurance report or Secretary of State Registration showing that the vehicle is no longer registered to a Westchester address.
- Guests visiting or vehicles that are not registered with the State of Illinois with a Westchester address are not required to display a Westchester vehicle sticker. It is NOT necessary to call in vehicles parked on Village streets overnight.
- Each passenger car or RV owned by an individual who has reached age sixty-five by April 30th shall receive a reduction in the rate of a vehicle sticker.
Several years ago, the Village purchased a list from the Illinois Secretary of State indicating that approximately 15,000 vehicles were registered to the Village. The Village averages 12,000 vehicle tag sales each year. With the loss of 3,000 tag sales that’s approximately $105,000 per year in lost revenue. Revenue generated from the Village of Westchester Vehicle Sticker Sales Program is used to provide the best police, fire, ambulance and public works services to our residents and is an integral part of the budget. As you can see, any reduction in revenue caused by the failure of residents to purchase their vehicle sticker, as required, would negatively impact the services that residents have come to enjoy.