FAQs : Vehicles

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What do I need to know about purchasing vehicle tags?

As a new resident, you have 30 days in order to purchase your vehicle tags. Please bring proof of residency and proof of vehicle ownership to the Village Hall in order to get your tags.

I am a landlord. What do I need to tell my tenants?

Landlords are responsible for notifying their tenants of the need for vehicle tags. Unless tenants pay their own water bills, we have no way of knowing that they have moved into Brookfield and we are not able to inform them of the need for vehicle tags. The landlord is our link to the tenant!

Are there any discounts for senior citizens?

Yes, seniors 65 years of age or older at the time of purchase qualify for one reduced-rate vehicle tag. Seniors who qualify must alert us at the time of purchase and provide proof of age. Proof of age is a driver's license, birth certificate, or Medicare card. Refunds will not be issued if seniors overpay for their vehicle tag. Please refer to the fee schedule on the back of the renewal for additional information. Vehicle tags purchased after the deadline are subject to the same late fees as everyone else.

When do I renew my vehicle tag?

Vehicle tag forms are mailed on June 1st. Mark your calendar! Set your alarm clock Tie a string around your finger! Do whatever it takes to remind yourself that you must have a new vehicle tag on your car by June 30th! There is no grace period beyond June 30th. Avoid extra charges; buy your tags early!

Can I renew before June 1st?

No, you must wait for your form to arrive before renewing.

When I receive the renewal form, what do I do?

Please check each of your renewal forms for correctness or missing information and return all copies to us with your payment. Vehicle tags will not be issued if information is missing!

How can I renew my vehicle tags?

There are three ways:
By mail. This is the preferred method for renewing your vehicle tag(s). Simply send us your renewal forms with payment and, with in 1-2 days, we will mail you your new tags. On renewals received after June 30th, the postmark date is used to determine the fee.
In person. Please check your forms and have your check made out before getting in line to renew your tags. Please allow up to 30 minutes' waiting time during the busiest renewal times. In a hurry? Use the drop box in the Village Hall lobby, stickers will be mailed to you the next day!
Through the mail slot. After hours, please deposit your renewal forms and payment in the 24 hour white payment box in the Village Hall parking lot. Within 1-2 days, your new tags will be on their way to you.

What if I do not receive my renewal forms?

If you do not receive your renewal forms, please bring proof of residency and proof of vehicle ownership to the Village Hall. Failure to receive a renewal form does not exempt you from renewing their vehicle tags by the due date or from incurring penalties.

What if I get a different car?

If you get a different car after you have purchased your vehicle tag, please bring in the pieces of the original tag and the bill of sale on the new vehicle. There is a $10 transfer fee for the same class of vehicle. Without the pieces of the original tag, the cost is the same as for a new purchase.

What are the parking rules?

You must be aware of street cleaning and snow removal rules:
Snow Removal. Brookfield snow regulations are in effect from December 1 to March 31 of each year. After a snowfall of 2 inches or more, residents can check the signs on their block to see on what day and which side of the street on which they should park. To check if 2 inches or more of snow has fallen, dial the Brookfield snow line at 708-387-SNOW. Violators are subject to a $35 ticket per each occurrence.

Street Cleaning.

Street cleaning runs from April 1 to November 30. Residents can check the signs on their block to see on what day and which side of the street on which they should park. Violators are subject to a $35 ticket per each occurrence.

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