Seniors and Special Programs

Senior Citizen Discount

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Chicago seniors are guaranteed a senior discount for one vehicle.

If you received a 2013-2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Senior Renewal Form without the senior discount applied to the cost of the 2013-2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker, you will receive your senior discount as outlined by City ordinance (see below).

If the price is printed incorrectly on your renewal form, to ensure you receive your discount, please choose one of the following options:

1.) To purchase in person …

Bring a copy of your current, valid Illinois driver’s license to ensure you receive your discount when you purchase in person. This guarantees you will receive your senior discount at a Ward Sale, City Clerk or Department of Finance office, or one of more than 400 local community vendors, including Dominick’s and currency exchanges.

2.) To purchase via mail …

Seniors should mail in with their renewal form, a $30.00 check (or $55.00 if also purchasing annual residential parking; or  $71.00 if purchasing annual residential parking AND guest passes), and a copy of the front of their Illinois driver’s license.

The senior discount will be applied when the renewal is processed.

Per City Ordinance, residents 65 years and older can purchase one discounted vehicle sticker ($30.00) per year. The following requirements and restrictions apply:

  • purchaser must be 65 years or older
  • purchaser must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license
  • the vehicle that the sticker is being purchased for must be a passenger or a large passenger vehicle (See our Pricing page to view vehicle types.)

The Annual Residential Zone Parking feature may be added for $25.00 if the purchaser resides in a residential parking zone.

A Vehicle Sticker at the Senior Citizen discount price can be purchased at any in-person sales locations. Please see the Store Locator to find a convenient location.

Antique Vehicle Discount

An antique show vehicle is an automobile that is 25 years or older and used exclusively for shows or exhibitions. To qualify for this, the vehicle must have an Illinois antique motor vehicle (AV) license plate. Please note: antique vehicles used for every-day, non-exhibition purposes do not qualify for this discount.

Charitable Vehicle Discount

No-Fee Charitable City Vehicle Stickers can be issued for vehicles that:

  • hold 11 or more passengers and
  • are owned and used by tax-exempt organizations.

To receive a no-fee sticker for such a vehicle, the applicant must provide:

  • a copy of the vehicle registration
  • a state issued tax-exempt letter showing that the organization is a not-for-profit organization

For more information and to purchase, please contact the Office of the City Clerk
– General Licensing Department: (312) 744-6774.

Discounts for Ex-POWs, Disabled Veterans, and Purple Heart Veterans

An ex-prisoner of war, purple-heart veteran, or disabled veteran with Illinois XP, PR, or DV plates or a DD-214 with purple heart designation may obtain a CityVehicle Sticker for no-fee.

The Annual Residential Zone Parking feature may be added for $25.00 if purchaser resides in residential parking zone.

Disabled Persons Discount

As a continuing service to our disabled constituents and in accordance with City Ordinance, the City Clerk offers a No-Fee City Vehicle Stickers to persons with a qualifying disability.

The Annual Residential Zone Parking feature may be added at no additional cost for those living in a residential zone.

Please download the Disability City Vehicle Sticker form to see eligibility requirements and to apply.

Applications are accepted from March 15 to June 15 each year. Mail or deliver all contents of the application to:

Office of the City Clerk
Attn: Disability Sticker
121 North LaSalle St, Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602-1295

Fleet Vehicles

A business with 10 or more vehicles should contact the City Clerk’s Data Services Division at 312-742-9200 for pricing and purchase information.

Please be aware: A business that owns, rents or otherwise controls any property in Chicago must obtain a City Vehicle Sticker for each vehicle used in Chicago. If your company has Chicago and non-Chicago locations, a City Vehicle Sticker is required for every vehicle used in Chicago, even if the vehicle is registered to a non-Chicago address. However, if the vehicle is principally garaged or principally dispatched from a non-Chicago location, and a wheel tax or vehicle tax is required by that non-Chicago location, then your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker will be discounted accordingly.

Governmental and Consulate Vehicles

Chicago City Vehicle Stickers for government vehicles can be obtained at no cost. Consulate vehicles are required to pay full price for Chicago City Vehicle Stickers. Please contact the City Clerk’s Data Services Division at 312-742-9200 for more information regarding consulate or city, county, state or federally owned vehicles.

Demonstration / Dealership Vehicles

Demonstration vehicles and vehicles that are owned by car dealerships are required to display a metal plate in place of the standard City Vehicle Sticker. This plate costs $90.00 and can be obtained from the Data Services Division of the Office of the City Clerk, 312-742-9200.