Cook County Wheel Tax on Motor Vehicles - Chapter 74, ARTICLE XIV (at municode.com)
2013 Unincorporated Vehicle Stickers are now available.
Your Cook County Vehicle Sticker or Tag must be displayed on your vehicle by July 1st.
Vehicle owners in unincorporated Cook County, who do not receive an application in the mail, can either pick one up at their Township office, download one from the this site or call the Department of Revenue to have one mailed.
To purchase your sticker online, please click here.
2013 Vehicle Sticker Classes, Fees and Township Locations
Cook County Vehicle Licenses may be purchased:
at Township offices
or by mail
Make checks payable to Cook County Collector.
If you live in unincorporated Cook County and own a vehicle, you are required to purchase a Cook County Vehicle License; a vehicle sticker for cars and trucks or vehicle plate for motorcycles and trailers.
If you own a business in unincorporated Cook County and keep a vehicle there, you are required to purchase a Cook County Vehicle License.
Cook County Vehicle Licenses are valid from July 1st through June 30th of the following year. Cook County stickers must be purchased and displayed by July 1st of each year.
Passenger vehicles, trucks and busses must display a current Cook County sticker in the bottom right hand corner of the windshield. Motorcycles and trailers must display a Cook County license plate on the rear end of the vehicle.
Passenger vehicles weighing over 4,500 lbs are required to display an XLV (Large Vehicle) sticker.
A qualified religious institution or charitable organization may be entitled to receive ‘NF’ class stickers at no charge.
Commercial motor vehicles as defined under 625 ILCS 5/18b-101 and registered as apportionable vehicles with the Illinois Secretary of State pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/3-402.1 are exempt from the Cook County Wheel Tax.
If you purchase your sticker after July 1st you will be charged a late penalty equal to the price of the sticker or $25, whichever is greater. You may also be subject to additional penalties if your license is not displayed by July 1st.
Finance, Bureau of
118 N. Clark Street Room 1160