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Clock is ticking to buy Chicago City Vehicle Stickers without late fees, risk of fines


Grace period ends July 15, ticketing begins July 16

There are just four days left to buy a 2013-2014 Chicago City Vehicle Sticker without paying a late fee or running the risk of a steep fine. The Office of the City Clerk recommends motorists make their purchases in-person as the traditional two-week grace period comes to a close.

The City Clerk’s Northwest and Southwest Side satellite offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15.

Motorists can also purchase 2013-2014 Chicago City Vehicle Stickers at one of nearly 400 community partner vendors including currency exchanges and Dominick’s grocery stores.

Many community partner vendors are open on Sunday. More information about Chicago City Vehicle Stickers and our store locator page can be found at chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/storelocator/.

Monday, July 15 is the final day of the traditional Chicago City Vehicle Sticker grace period. On Tuesday, July 16, enforcement and ticketing will begin across the City of Chicago. Tickets are a minimum of $200.

In addition to the ticket fine, violators are required to purchase a full-price Chicago City Vehicle Sticker AND pay a late fee of $60, a total of at least $345 in tickets and fees for most passenger vehicles.

Motorists who avoid tickets and purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker after July 15 will still be required to purchase a full-priced sticker AND pay a late fee of $60, or a total of $145 for most passenger vehicles.

The cost of a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker purchased before July 16 is $85 for most passenger vehicles and $135 for large passenger vehicles.

For more information, visit ChiCityClerk.com.