Current City Stickers/Annual Parking permits and Guest Permits expired on June 30th. But if you haven’t purchased your city sticker yet, don’t worry. There is a two-week grace period to purchase and display the new sticker, extending to July 15.
As a convenience to you, I am pleased to report the Chicago City Clerk’s office will be selling City vehicle stickers at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis), this Saturday, July 9th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no additional fee for this convenience.
Because of budgetary restraints, this is the only date this year that city vehicle stickers will be available for purchase at my office.
The prices for the vehicle stickers are as follows:
- Small passenger vehicles (under 4,500 lbs): $75.00
- Larger passenger vehicles (4,500 lbs or more): $120.00
- Senior Citizens (for small and larger vehicles): $30.00
- Truck (16,000 lbs or less): $180.00
- Motorcycle: $45.00
Residents who live in residential parking zones will find their zone number printed on their annual vehicle sticker. A vehicle sticker in a residential permit parking zone will cost an additional $25.
The Clerk’s Office prefers payment by check or money order, but will accept cash. As an added convenience this year, the City Clerk’s office will also accept credit card payments. However, please keep in mind, that the system is very new and network connectivity problems may prevent the clerk’s office from accessing their electronic cashiering system, so please be prepared to pay by check or cash if their system is not working.
If you’re a senior citizen, make sure you have an ID to receive the senior discount.
To purchase a sticker in person, you must bring your driver’s license or renewal form and know your vehicle license plate number.
Enforcement will begin on July 16 and failure to purchase and display the new vehicle city sticker by July 16 could result in a $120 ticket and a purchasing late fee.
You may also purchase your city sticker at one of seven City Clerk and City Department of Revenue locations. For a list of the locations, CLICK HERE, or call 312-742-5375. My colleague and neighbor, 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein, will be selling city stickers on Monday, July 11th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at her ward office at 2949 W. Devon.
You may also purchase a vehicle sticker at more than 400 “community vendors,” including currency exchanges, Dominick’s grocery stores, and select banks. Please note that community vendors can charge up to a $5.50 convenience fee.
Keep in mind that even if your vehicle is registered in the suburbs or out-of-state, you may need to purchase a city vehicle sticker. By ordinance, vehicles that are “principally garaged” in the city more than 30 days must have a city vehicle sticker
The City will begin enforcing the vehicle sticker requirement on July 16 and failure to purchase and display the new vehicle city sticker by July 16 could result in a $120 ticket and a purchasing late fee. So avoid those tickets and fees and get your sticker!