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Don't Forget to Renew Vehicle & Pet Licenses by Thursday, June 30th

Starting May 2nd, residents interested in online renewals can visit the City's website at: to get started! In addition to the online renewal option, residents can also submit vehicle and/or pet renewal forms by USPS Mail or In Person. To renew online, 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). Questions? Visit the Finance Department's website today!

For “First Time” purchases of vehicle and pet licenses not currently in the system, residents must apply in person at the Cashier’s counter at City Hall. Proper documentation of identity and residency is required. 

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.  For more information, visit