About Residential Parking

Find Your Parking Zone

Use the Zone Look-Up Tool to determine whether or not a Chicago address is in a residential parking zone, and if so, which zone number.

The purpose of residential zone parking is to limit parking on designated streets in densely-populated or highly-trafficked areas to residents and their guests only, for either all times or for certain days/hours.

Vehicles parked in a residential parking zone during applicable days/hours must display a City Vehicle Sticker with Annual Residential Zone Parking or a Daily Residential Parking Permit. The zone number on either the City Vehicle Sticker or the Daily Residential Parking Permit must match the permit number posted on the street signs.

Daily Residential Parking Permits are valid for 24 hours from the time entered on the permit and for the residential zone number indicated on the permit. They must be displayed on the lower passenger side corner of the windshield. Daily Residential Parking Permits expire on June 30th of each year and are sold in books of 15, with a 2-book minimum purchase for online transactions.

Please Note:

You can now verify your address online and purchase Daily Residential Parking Permits without an in-person visit. Click here to learn more.

Proving Residency and Purchasing Online

To prove current residency within a Residential Parking Zone, the purchaser can visit a City Clerk Office and present at the time of purchase:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Complete mailing address

AND the following:

  • A valid Driver’s License  or State ID showing a home address within the residential zone;

OR

  • Any government issued ID such as a U.S. Passport, or U.S. Military ID, or matricula

AND any of these following documents that include the same name and the updated and complete address:

  • A Current mortgage or lease;
  • A Chicago voter registration card;
  • A bill for any of the following utilities or services:
    • Property Tax;
    • Water, gas or electric;
    • Landline Phone (cell phone bill not accepted);
    • Satellite or cable television;
    • USPS Change of Address Confirmation.

Proving Residency and Purchasing In-Person

To prove current residency within a Residential Parking Zone, the purchaser can visit a City Clerk Office and present at the time of purchase:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Complete mailing address

AND the following:

  • A valid Driver’s License  or State ID showing a home address within the residential zone;

OR

  • Any government issued ID such as a U.S. Passport, or U.S. Military ID, or matricula

AND any of these following documents that include the same name and the updated and complete address:

  • A Current mortgage or lease;
  • A Chicago voter registration card;
  • A bill for any of the following utilities or services:
    • Property Tax;
    • Water, gas or electric;
    • Landline Phone (cell phone bill not accepted);
    • Satellite or cable television;
    • USPS Change of Address Confirmation.

Terms and Conditions

View the terms and conditions for purchasing Residential Parking Permits.

Please Note:

You can now verify your address online and purchase Daily Residential Parking Permits without an in-person visit. Click here to learn more.

Proving Residency

The good news is now we have more than two million resident records based on valid Driver’s Licenses and State IDs. If your state-issued IDs are up to date you should be able to purchase here.

If you do not have an Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID or your address is not up to date, there are a number of options to get you into our system so you can be eligible to purchase online. If you have the documentation below, you can purchase online or in-person or want to learn more, click here.

To prove current residency within a Residential Parking Zone, the purchaser can visit a City Clerk Office and present at the time of purchase:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Complete mailing address

AND the following:

  • A valid Driver’s License  or State ID showing a home address within the residential zone;

OR

  • Any government issued ID such as a U.S. Passport, or U.S. Military ID, or matricula

AND any of these following documents that include the same name and the updated and complete address:

  • A Current mortgage or lease;
  • A Chicago voter registration card;
  • A bill for any of the following utilities or services:
    • Property Tax;
    • Water, gas or electric;
    • Landline Phone (cell phone bill not accepted);
    • Satellite or cable television;
    • USPS Change of Address form.

Terms and Conditions

View the terms and conditions for purchasing Residential Parking Permits.

Pricing for Annual and Daily Residential Parking Permits

Type  May 20, 2013 through November 30, 2013 December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 April 1, 2014 through May 31, 2014
Annual (RP)
Proof of Residency Required
$25.00 $16.50 $8.25
15 Daily Permits (RPD)
Proof of Residency Required
$8.00 $8.00 $8.00

Buy Residential Parking Permits

Use EZ>BUY to purchase Daily Residential Parking Permits online.