Can a village issue a fine for not having a vehicle sticker without issuing a citation? The village clerk where I live issued a letter stating that if I do not pay for the over due sticker and the fine, the fine will go up to $150.00. I thought the local police department would have to issue a citation in order for a violation to have accured? This letter stated the village checked with the Sec. of State to make sure I lived in that village.