The City of Chicago, beginning July 1, is no longer offering a grace period for expired vehicle stickers. In the past you had a 15-day grace period from the expiration date of your sticker before you would be issued a $200 ticket. Now if your City Sticker expires June 30 you can start getting $200 tickets, daily, beginning July 1.
If you haven’t gotten your renewal or don’t have time to deal with it in person consider renewing online. I have used this for years and it works great. Once you purchase online every year you will receive an email to renew. Buy online and within a week it will show up in the mail.
If you choose to let it expire you have 30 days after your sticker expires to buy a new one without having to pay the $60 late fee. However unless you don’t drive your car and it’s parked in a private garage you will be subject to $200 tickets.
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).
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.