Revenue from the Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Sales Program funds the repair and maintenance of more than 4,000 miles of Chicago streets.
All Chicago residents driving and/or parking a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City.
If you are a new resident to Chicago or your vehicle is new to you (or both), avoid late fees and only pay for the time you began your residency/purchase date through the sticker expiration date by providing, via email or in person, one of the following items in addition to your vehicle information:
- Lease document proving date of lease of residential property
- Mortgage document or deed proving purchase date of residential property
- Bill of sale from a bona fide vehicle seller/dealership
- Executed vehicle title document (in lieu of bill of sale from bona fide vehicle seller/dealership) – must include VIN
- Customer-copy of a validated Illinois Department of Revenue Official Form: ST-556
- Customer-copy of a validated Illinois Secretary of State Official Form: VSD 190
Chicago residents living within an established Residential Parking Zone may be eligible to include a Zone Number on their City Sticker at an additional cost of $25 per year (prorated for varying durations). Upon paying to add a zone, the Zone number that corresponds with the signs on your street will appear at the top of your City Sticker. If the word NONE appears on your vehicle sticker, you do not have a Residential Parking Zone on your sticker.
The following restrictions apply:
- Residents purchasing Residential Zone Parking for their Chicago City Vehicle Sticker must reside at a Chicago address within a designated residential parking zone, which must be demonstrated by proof of address.
- The Residential Zone Parking Permit expires at the same time as the City Vehicle Sticker on which it was printed.
- The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to deny sale of the zone parking permit if it is determined the purchaser has attempted to violate the rules regulating the Chicago Residential Zone Parking Permit.