City vehicle stickers available online now

May 31, 2011 9:46:18 AM PDT
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza says her office is hoping 25 percent of city stickers will be sold online this year.

Chicago city vehicle stickers are available online now - almost a week earlier than last year. Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza strongly encourages residents to buy their city vehicle stickers, annual residential parking and daily guest passes online at

"More than 1.3 million vehicle stickers are sold each year. I want to continue to work to make the process of buying your city sticker as easy as possible. Purchasing it online is simply the most convenient way to buy your sticker - it only takes a few minutes and there is no additional fee to buy your sticker online," said Clerk Mendoza. "Last year more than 221,000 people bought their city stickers online. We hope to reach an ambitious goal of selling 25% of our city stickers online this year!"

The 2010 - 2011 city vehicle stickers expire June 30, 2011. Clerk Mendoza allows a 15 day grace period before residents must display the 2011 - 2012 vehicle sticker when enforcement begins July 16.

New this year, the first time a resident is buying 24 hour daily guest passes online they must do so in conjunction with the purchase of a city vehicle sticker. The first time a resident wants to buy only guest passes without also purchasing a vehicle sticker, they must do so in person. After the initial in-person purchase the resident will be able to buy the guest passes online with or without an annual vehicle sticker purchase.

Annual vehicle sticker, residential zone parking and daily guest pass prices remain unchanged from last year. Stickers are $75 for a passenger vehicle and $120 for a large passenger vehicle. Annual residential parking is $25 and a set of 15 daily guest passes is $8. Senior citizens are eligible for one reduced rate vehicle sticker for $30. There is no additional fee to purchase a vehicle sticker online.

Nearly 1.3 million renewal notices will be sent to residents at the end of May. A renewal form is not necessary to purchase a vehicle sticker online except for a senior vehicle sticker.

Walk-in vehicle sticker sales begin June 1 at City Hall, City Clerk Satellite Offices at 5430 W. Gale St. or 5674 S. Archer Ave., Department of Revenue Substations and more than 400 community vendor locations. As in prior years, residents can also purchase a vehicle sticker at their Alderman's office on select sale dates.

A complete list of sale locations, Aldermanic Ward sale dates and more details about this year's vehicle sticker can be found at

About City Clerk Susana Mendoza

Susana Mendoza was elected Chicago City Clerk in 2011 and is the first woman ever elected to that office. City Clerk Mendoza's office is responsible for maintaining official city government records, distributing approximately 1.3 million vehicle stickers and residential parking permits, issuing city business licenses and licensing all dogs in the City of Chicago. City Clerk Mendoza is committed to improving the City Clerk's office by making it the most technologically savvy, user-friendly and efficient City Clerk office in the country. For more information about the City Clerk's office, visit

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