All residents of Chicago who own or use a vehicle are required to display a valid “City Sticker” on their windshield’s lower right-hand/passenger-side corner regardless of where the vehicle is registered. New residents and those who recently purchased a vehicle have 30 days (and the proper documentation) to purchase a sticker and avoid the late fee. City stickers must be renewed annually and you must show proof of address and your vehicle registration ID card or courtesy reminder when purchasing a sticker in person.

For pricing and senior discounts, click here.  City stickers expire at the end of the month listed on them.

You can purchase a City Sticker (and guest passes for residential permit parking) at one of the following locations:

  • Online
  • City Clerk: City Hall Office – 121 N LaSalle St, Room 107 (Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM)
  • City Clerk: North Side Satellite Office – 5430 W Gale St (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)

You can also purchase a City Sticker (but no guest passes) at the following locations:

  • Department of Finance – 2550 W Addison St (Mon-Fri, 8AM-6:30PM)
  • At most Currency Exchanges (search for locations, including hours, contact info, and additional service fees)

Additionally, Ward Sales are also an option for vehicle stickers (and guest passes) that expire in June or July according to the following calendar-

For State of Illinois vehicle registration requirements, please click here.