Chicago Drivers, Time to Stick It

July 01, 2011

So . . . did you get your city vehicle sticker?

All Chicago residents with a car should now have a 2011-2012 sticker affixed to the left side of their windshields, since their old stickers expired on June 30.

But, don’t stress if you haven’t: In reality, there is a 15-day grace period. You have until July 15 to stick that sticker. On July 16, police will start ticketing.

You can still buy it online, but you have to do it by July 4 in order to get it in time. You can also do it in person at more than 400 locations, including Dominick’s grocery stores. To find a location near you, click here or call (312) 742-5375.

I assume the new sticker will say Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Clerk Susana Mendoza.

The cost for city stickers is the same as last year:

*Most passenger vehicles: $75

*Larger passenger vehicles: $120

*Senior citizens 65 and older: $30

*Residential parking permits: $25

*Guest parking passes: $8 for 15 passes

By ordinance, any vehicle that is principally garaged in the city for more than 30 days must have a city vehicle sticker.

Might as well get one: The fine for not having one is $120, and that can be charged each day until you get one up there. There will also be a late fee.

And, make sure you take off last year’s sticker, as well as all the other ones that have accumulated over the last decade. It’s just not pretty.

For more information, visit chicityclerk.com.

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