Village of Niles vehicle stickers are set to go on sale online and by mail on June 1, 2020. Pre-printed applications will be mailed out May 29, 2020. In-person sales will not begin until Village Hall reopens following the Governor’s stay-at-home order. Vehicle stickers are valid from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
With the reopening date of Village Hall unknown at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village encourages everyone to take advantage of the new online renewal and purchase system at www.vniles.com/onlinebillpay. Online bill payment also reduces in-person contact and promotes the safety of the public. Renewals, corrections and vehicle information changes can be completed online. However, renewals involving a change that will affect the price cannot be made online.
As a reminder, the Village has made some changes to the fees and process for obtaining a vehicle sticker this year. Seniors who have received a senior discount in the past and have received a pre-printed application that already displays an age of 62 or older are no longer required to show proof of identification. This change will allow senior applicants to mail payment, pay online or in-person without proof of I.D. Residents who turned age 62 during the prior year or did not previously receive a senior discount must still apply once to obtain the senior discount. Call (847) 588-8000 for assistance obtaining the senior discount for the first time. The Village has a new software program that allows online renewals, payments, and first-time purchases in the form of a debit/credit card. The system will be found on the Village’s website at: www.vniles.com/onlinebillpay. There is no additional fee to the resident to use this online service. Also, the Village is using a new fee schedule for vehicle licenses beginning June 1, 2020. The fee for most vehicles has increased. Passenger vehicles now cost $50. A vehicle sticker with the senior discount has not increased, and will still cost $10. The increase is being implemented to generate additional funds for the replacement of Village vehicles throughout many departments. Finally, the Village will be utilizing a new-and-improved sticker. The new sticker will peel off much easier than the prior stickers, and will tear into three pieces when removed so it cannot be transferred to another vehicle.
For more information, please call the Administration Building at (847) 588-8000.