Elk Grove Village ending sticker fees for resident's vehicles

 
 
Updated 2/28/2018 4:12 PM
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  • Elk Grove Village is ending the program that required most residents to pay $25 annually to register their passenger vehicles.

      Elk Grove Village is ending the program that required most residents to pay $25 annually to register their passenger vehicles. Chacour Koop | Staff Photographer

Elk Grove Village residents will no longer have to pay for vehicle stickers.

Citing the town's "exceptional economic success" in recent years, the village is ending the program that required most residents to pay $25 annually to register their passenger vehicles. Business owners will still be required to buy stickers for commercial vehicles.

The change is effective June 1.

"We know that aside from the cost, it can be a hassle for residents to purchase vehicle stickers each year," Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson said in a news release. "The village board is excited to have the opportunity to eliminate this annual fee for residents."

The village used revenues from vehicle stickers to pay for road maintenance and resurfacing projects. Money from video gaming will fund road projects instead, officials said.

The decision to eliminate residential vehcile stickers comes about two years after trustees voted to do away with the village's pet licensing requirement. With the increase in microchipping, the pet licensing system had become outdated and redundant, officials said at the time.

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