Please Note: All Chicago motorists must purchase and display new vehicle stickers by July 16, 2014.
Late fees and enforcement begin on July 17, 2014 at 12:01am.


Recent News from the Office of the City Clerk

City Clerk Susana Mendoza
July 22, 2014

The Year-Round Vehicle Sticker Sales era is finally here: Thank you, Chicago motorists

Thank you for helping complete our successful transition from seasonal Chicago City Vehicle Sticker sales to a new era of Year-Round Sales. This was the last summer rush and with… Read more

July 21, 2014

The Yellow Brick Road started at the Palmer House Hilton

Chicago’s Palmer House celebrates the 75th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” with a special cake decorating contest featuring After School Matters students, local elected officials and culinary stars Palmer… Read more

July 15, 2014

Penalties, ticketing waived for one additional day for vehicle sticker customers

Office of the Clerk addresses network issues at currency exchanges, third party vendors Tonight between roughly 6 and 8:30 p.m. the computer network used by currency exchanges to sell Chicago… Read more

June 30, 2014

Chicago City Vehicle Sticker grace period in effect through July 15, online sales extended through July 7

This summer, motorists are again being granted a two-week grace period for Chicago City Vehicle Stickers. While the 2013-2014 vehicle sticker indicates an expiration date of June 30, motorists have… Read more

Recent News from Chicago City Council

City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

Council to Consider Ordinance Raising Fines for Littering From a Vehicle


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

Proposed Ordinance Would Add Section to Municipal Code Regarding Stolen Cell Phones


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

“Keep Chicago Renting” Ordinance Receives City Council Approval


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

City Council Approves Amendment to Parking Meter Lease Agreement


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  • Last week, we ended seasonal Chicago City Vehicle Sticker sales forever. Goodbye long lines in the summer heat. Thanks to you, we have a new way of doing business. This transition would not have been possibly without your support. You deserve better service for paying the Wheel Tax and we're delivering it through Year-Round Sales. Thank you for being a big part of this historic change!
  • Our Gale Street and Archer Avenue satellite office locations will be closed 30 minutes early tomorrow. Closing time at these locations will be 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25. City Hall will be open until 5 p.m. as usual. Thanks!
  • Did you know the Yellow Brick Road started at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton? Read more about the connection between the City's iconic hotel and one of the most popular movies of all time as we get ready for the big After School Matters event on Friday marking the 75th anniversary of the release of the film in August 1939.
  • Our Archer Avenue Chicago City Clerk location has lost electrical power and will likely not be open this afternoon. Please visit us at one of the two other City Clerk office locations or one of our nearly 350 partner vendors across the City of Chicago.
  • See how our Chicago City Vehicle Sticker online sales raffle items from the Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Chicago Bulls stacked up against Rosebud Restaurants the Goodman Theatre and the most popular raffle selection City Winery Chicago . Follow the link to read Mark Konkol's piece from today's Chicago.
  • Our partner vendors are selling vehicle stickers without a hitch this evening. Please go buy now and take advantage of the extra day granted to buy penalty free. You have until 11:59 p.m. to buy and display your new vehicle sticker. Follow this link to find a store with evening hours near you.
  • We want to extend a special thank you to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Mayor's Office for helping us give motorists an extra day to purchase their Chicago City Vehicle Stickers without late fees and fines. It was the right thing to do in light of the circumstances and we hope you took advantage of the extra time granted to come into compliance with the Wheel Tax. We are all looking forward to a much improved system starting tomorrow as we complete the transition to the Year-Round Sales Program. Thank you for your help in changing the way our Office does business for the first time in decades. If you have any last minute questions, please visit our website at, or call us at 312-744-6770 before 5 p.m.
  • Please read the following press release about how we are addressing issues involving slow transaction times at currency exchanges this evening. We are officially extending the grace period by one additional day to allow customers to purchase Chicago City Vehicle Stickers tomorrow without late fees or tickets. Thank you for your patience.
  • Customers who experienced delays this evening at currency exchanges will have one more day to buy Chicago City Vehicle Stickers without facing late fees or tickets.
  • Due to issues involving transaction times this evening at our partner vendor locations, late fees and enforcement for Chicago City Vehicle stickers will be waived for one additional day. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced when trying to buy in person tonight. This has been a very successful season and we are laying the groundwork for a much improved system thanks to your cooperation. We will share more information with you as it becomes available. Thank you.