The Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Sales Season has arrived!!!
This summer, the Office of Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza is helping move the annual Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Sales Program out of the horse & buggy era and into the 21st Century.
The seasonal Chicago City Vehicle Sticker rush started in 1908. This summer, we say “goodbye” to the long lines and more than 100 years of inefficiency and “hello” to the Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Program.
“The shift to Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sales is a historic change. The goal is to improve your customer service experience, and reduce wait times while cutting overtime costs and bringing greater efficiencies to the City Clerk’s Office.”
“When I took office in 2011, I was told we processed more than one million transactions during a six-week window each summer because ‘that’s how we’ve always done it.’ That’s not acceptable and we’re taking bold steps to make the renewal process better for residents.”
— Susana A. Mendoza, City Clerk, City of Chicago
How it works?
This summer, when you receive your 2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Renewal Form, everyone will renew their Chicago City Vehicle Sticker as they have in the past — online, in the mail or in-person — but motorists will be given two purchasing options to set their new Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Program renewal schedule.
The new renewal date will be set six months from the expiration date of each motorist’s Illinois State License Plate Registration (see chart below). The Office of the Clerk has partnered with the Office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to stagger the renewal schedule of more than one million Chicago motorists to establish the Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sales Program and help residents better budget for vehicle costs throughout the course of the year.
Please note, seniors will not be affected by the change to Year-Round Sales and will remain on a June-to-June renewal schedule.
What are the Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Sales Program options?
On the 2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Renewal Form, motorists will be given a choice to purchase either a short-term Prorated Chicago City Vehicle Sticker or a long-term Extended Chicago Vehicle Sticker.
Here’s how these options work for a motorist with an Illinois State License Plate Registration expiration month of April. For this motorist, their new Chicago City Vehicle Sticker expiration month is October. You can use the chart above to check to find your new renewal month. All this information regarding your new renewal month and your purchase options are customized for you on your 2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Renewal Form.
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