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Renew Your Vehicle and Pet Licenses Starting Monday, May 1st

City Vehicle and Pet License sales start on Monday, May 1, 2017. Residents interested in renewing online can visit to get started! All you need is the vehicle or pet ID number located on your renewal notice received in the mail, and a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover). Residents can also submit vehicle and/or pet renewal forms by USPS Mail or In Person.

PLEASE NOTE: First-time vehicle and pet license applicants must apply in person at City Hall and provide "move in" or vehicle purchase paperwork to avoid penalties.

If City Hall is closed, renewals can also be obtained at participating currency exchanges or at the Des Plaines Police Department, 1418 Miner Street (pre-printed forms with payment by check only).

A late fee will apply to any license purchased after June 30th. Questions? Visit the Finance Department's website today!

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Des Plaines Announces 2017 Mayor's Curb Appeal Challenge

The City of Des Plaines invites its residents to participate in this year's 4th Annual Mayor’s Curb Appeal Challenge and take advantage of the 20% coupon savings the weekend of May 20th and 21st at Lurvey’s Garden Center, Diamond Paint and Home Center, Sherwin-Williams Paint, and Pesche’s Flowers. For more information about this year’s Curb Appeal Challenge, to download a 20% off coupon, or to enter your home for the chance to win, visit, call 847.391.5301, or visit the Mayor's Office on the 6th Floor of City Hall.

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Des Plaines Announces 2017 Community Garage Sale Dates

Every year, the City of Des Plaines partners with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate, located at 300 W. Golf Road, to hold a Community Garage Sale on two separate weekends.

This year, residents with a 60016 zip code can participate from May 5th through May 7th, 2017 and, for those residents with a 60018 zip code, garage sale items may be displayed May 19th through May 21st. This year we're also offering interactive maps for each weekend/zip code to help you locate the garage sales and view the types of items available. Visit to learn more!

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Annual Independence Day Parade: Tuesday, July 4th

The City of Des Plaines is proud to announce this year’s Independence Day parade theme: “Our Heritage, Our Future...” Applications to participate in the parade are available on the City’s website at Just mail (or drop off) the completed applications to the following address: City of Des Plaines, ATTN: Des Plaines Special Events - July Fourth, 1420 Miner Street, Des Plaines IL 60016-4498. Questions? Leave a voicemail message at 847.321.0583, or e-mail

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