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City Stickers & Residential Zone Parking

Purchase Options

Click below to purchase new Chicago City Vehicle Stickers or Chicago Residential Parking Daily Permits online via EZ>BUY, or read more below to find out how to buy in-person or by mail.

Please allow 7-9 business days for the delivery of your online Chicago City Vehicle Sticker purchase.

For in-person sales, you must bring your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Renewal Form or your State Vehicle Registration ID Card, which includes your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and license plate information.

Use the Zone Look-up App to determine if you live in a Residential Parking Zone and identify your Ward and Zone numbers.

Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker online

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Late Fees and Fines

Read more about late fees and fines.

Per City ordinance, a $60.00 late fee — $30.00 for seniors — must be applied to all Chicago City Vehicle Stickers purchased after July 15, 2014. This late fee can only be waived for new residents or new vehicle owners.

The late fee can only be waived for Chicago City Vehicle Stickers purchased in-person at a City Clerk office location by a customer who – at the time of purchase – can prove either:

  • They are a new resident with documentation indicating purchase of property or a rental agreement executed within the last 30 days for a location within Chicago, or
  • They are a new vehicle owner with proof of purchase within the last 30 days.

Purchase Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits online

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Eligibility Requirements

Read more about Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits and eligibility requirements.

To purchase Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits, eligibility requirements must be met, including proof of residency at an address in a Residential Parking Zone.

Residency at the address must be proved in one of the following ways:

  • Purchase of a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker for a vehicle listed at the same household — purchased either online or in-person, or
  • Proof of residency using Driver’s License, State ID, State Vehicle Registration ID Card, mortgage or lease, water, gas, property tax, or electric bill, phone bill (landline only), or satellite or cable television bill.

Other purchase eligibility requirements: No Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits purchased by the household in the previous 30 days. Only 30 Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits can be purchased per household in a 30-day period.


Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker or Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits in-person

To purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker in-person, you must bring your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminder or your State Vehicle Registration ID Card, which includes your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and license plate information.

  • Store Locator – Find where to buy at an Office of the Clerk or Department of Finance location or one of more than 350 community partner vendors.*
  • Ward Sales – Find out about Ward Sales near you.

*Vendors can change a service fee of up to $5.50.


Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker or Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits by mail

Follow the instructions on your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminder. If you did not receive a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminder, click here.


Information about Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminders

The Office of the City Clerk makes every effort to reach Chicagoans to remind them that their City Vehicle Sticker (Wheel Tax) is due for renewal. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, sometimes these reminders are not received.

Please not that the mailed renewal reminder is a courtesy extended by our office.  Lack of mailed notice does not warrant any waiver of late fees and/or fines from tickets stemming from late renewal of City Vehicle Sticker.

As such, please be mindful of the expiration date printed on your City Vehicle Sticker. Also note that there is a 15 day grace period after your sticker’s expiration date which allows you to purchase late with no penalties.


Notice for all short-term summer 2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker purchases

In the summer of 2014, to transition to the Year-Round Sales Program, the Office of the City Clerk offered customers the option of purchasing a long-term or short-term vehicle sticker to set their new renewal month.

Due to this transition, and the necessary turnaround time to produce renewal records and courtesy renewal notices, the Office of the City Clerk is unable to send courtesy renewal reminders to anyone that purchased a short-term vehicle sticker expiring in 2014.

Please note, every vehicle sticker receipt printed after May 12, 2014, included the following disclaimer printed beside the vehicle sticker:

“If your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker expires BEFORE December 31, 2014, you WILL NOT receive a courtesy renewal form in the mail. Please remember to renew your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker before the renewal date printed on your sticker. Vehicle stickers expire on the last day of the month printed on your sticker. Failure to renew on time will result in a $60.00 late fee charge and can result in a $200.00 ticket.”