The Office of the City Clerk offers convenient options for you to buy your City Vehicle Sticker or Chicago Residential Parking Daily Permits online or in person.
Renewing your City Vehicle Sticker is easy with your Courtesy Renewal Reminder. If you no longer own the vehicle listed on your renewal form and have a NEW vehicle, you may need to transfer your sticker. Click here for more details about Transfers, which can only be performed in person at City Clerk locations.
If you are buying a City Vehicle Sticker for the first time, click here for information about the documentation we need from you.
Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Online
Click the link below to purchase new Chicago City Vehicle Stickers or Chicago Residential Parking Daily Permits online via EZ>BUY.
Please allow 10 business days for delivery via the US Postal Service. If you still have not received your order in the mail after 10 business days, please contact us at 312-74C-LERK (312-742-5375).
Late Fees and Fines
Per City ordinance, a $60.00 late fee — $30.00 for senior-discounted Stickers — must be applied to all Chicago City Vehicle Stickers purchased after the end of the designated purchasing grace period (30 days for new Chicago residents/vehicle purchases; 15 days for Sticker renewals). If you moved to Chicago or purchased a vehicle within the past 30 days, please click here for details about documents we accept as proof of move-in date or purchase date. Beginning July 1, 2016, the grace period for late fees will be 30 days, but there will no longer be a grace period for tickets. Hence, a vehicle with an expired City Vehicle Sticker may receive a ticket the 1st day after the City Sticker expires.
Purchase Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits Online
Chicago residents living within an established Residential Parking Zone are eligible for purchasing Chicago Residential Parking Daily Permits, which are guest passes that are valid for 24 hours upon the date and time of display.
Residents are limited to three permit sheets – or 45 permits ($24) – per household per 30-day period. Please allow 10 business days for order delivery by mail.
Residents may purchase online with the Lic. No. and Last Name as they appear on their Illinois Driver's License or State ID, or with the Customer Code printed on the bottom right corner of their Daily Permits sheet. If you do not have an existing record on file, please click here for details about documents we accept as proof of residency.
Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker or Chicago Residential Daily Parking Permits in Person
To purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker in-person, you must bring your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminder or your State Vehicle Registration ID Card , which includes your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and license plate information. If you moved to Chicago or purchased a vehicle within the past 30 days, please click here for details about documents we accept as proof of move-in date or purchase date.
- Store Locator – Find where to buy at an Office of the Clerk or Department of Finance location or one of more than 350 community partner vendors.*
*Vendors can charge a service fee of up to $5.50.
Purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker by Mail
Follow the instructions on your Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Renewal Reminder to renew by mail. If you did not receive a Courtesy Renewal Reminder, please provide your vehicle documentation in person or by email to email@example.com.
Information about Vehicle Sticker Courtesy Reminders
The Office of the City Clerk makes every effort to reach Chicagoans to remind them that their City Vehicle Sticker (Wheel Tax) is due for renewal. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, sometimes these reminders are not received.
Please note that the mailed renewal reminder is a courtesy extended by our office. Lack of mailed notice does not warrant any waiver of late fees and/or fines from tickets stemming from late renewal of City Vehicle Sticker.
As such, please be mindful of the expiration date printed on your City Vehicle Sticker. Also note that there is a 15-day grace period after your sticker’s expiration date which allows you to purchase without penalties for 15 days.
Beginning July 1, 2016, the grace period for late fees will be 30 days, but there will no longer be a grace period for tickets. Hence, a vehicle with an expired City Vehicle Sticker may receive a ticket the 1st day after the City Sticker expires.