“Skip the line” says Lansing Library in offering new service
By Josh Bootsma
LANSING, Ill. (October 11, 2022) – The Lansing Public Library is inviting local residents to skip the line at the DMV and obtain their vehicle stickers at the Library instead.
Library staffer Denise Benson said the service is now located at the info desk at the back of the library on the upper floor. Launched on October 1, the new program will allow residents to renew their license plate stickers — required every year — in one stop at the Lansing Library.
“We’re in a bit of a dead zone when it comes to DMVs,” Benson said, citing long drives, recent COVID-related closures, and long lines as barriers to Lansing residents.
Charges and necessary documents
The charge for the sticker is $151 — the standard fee in Illinois — plus an additional $9.50 processing fee. Only card payments are accepted for the service.
Benson said patrons should bring in their renewal notice, as well as their registration ID and PIN. Alternatively, patrons can use their vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Those using the Library for the service should also be prepared to show their driver’s license and vehicle plate number.
Benson said if a patron has all the necessary documentation ready, the process should take roughly 15 minutes, and patrons will walk out with their new sticker the same day.
The Library can also offer greatly reduced rates for seniors who are signed up for Illinois’ Benefit Access Program.
Vehicles requiring an emissions test cannot receive a plate renewal sticker at the Library.
In addition to the Library and the DMV, renewal stickers are also available online at www.ilsos.gov.
The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue.
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