Last Day To Get City Sticker, But Then Again, Not Really
Pay attention procrastinators!
Your 2008-2009 Chicago city vehicle sticker expires today.
Yes, say a tearful goodbye to last year’s orange sticker with the bicycle safety theme.
June 30th is officially the deadline to obtain your 2009-2010 Chicago city vehicle sticker, as required of all vehicles registered with a Chicago address.
However, despite last year’s city sticker expiring today, in truth, you still have time to obtain your new 2009-2010 city sticker.
That’s because the city gives you a 15-day grace period to obtain your 2009-2010 city sticker.
In other words, until July 15th. City sticker enforcement officially begins July 16th.
Despite the June 30th deadline, city sticker procrastinators still have several options open to them to remedy their sticker-less situation.
This website, along with the Chicago City Clerk’s office strongly recommend you order online via the City Clerk’s website. It’s fast, easy and a much better route than your next option.
In fact, City Clerk Information Coordinator Kristine Williams says if you place your order on-line by Friday, July 3rd, you will have your city sticker in your hot, sweaty hands before July 15th.
“We are telling people to order their sticker by this weekend to help ensure delivery by July 15,” says Williams. “…we ask for 10 – 14 business days to receive a sticker. If they order it online or by the mail and it is July 14 or 15 and they still haven’t received the sticker, they should contact our office at 312-742-9200 and we will help them with next steps, which may include issuing a temporary 30 day
Wait In Line
We believe waiting in line for 30-90 minutes for anything is stupid. Not only that, it’s a waste of your time, is painful and sucks the soul from your very being. Don’t do it.
But, we understand some people are just masochists. So, if you really feel the need to stand in line to get your city sticker, you have several options.
There are three Office of the City Clerk facilities you can go to in person. Of course, there is the main one in City Hall, but two others, one at 5430 W. Gale St. on the northwest side, and at 5674 S. Archer Ave., on the southside. Here is the detailed list of locations and hours of operation.
In addition, there are four Department of Revenue Substations you can waste your time in line at:
• 4770 S. Kedzie Boulevard
• 2006 E. 95th Street
• 2550 W. Addison Street
• 400 W. Superior Street
Here is the information on the four DOR locations along with hours of operation.
Reports of the longest lines are coming from the DOR offices.
There are many other places you can purchase your 2009-2010 city vehicle stickers, which may be a more intelligent option than DOR and City Clerk offices.
These include some banks, many Dominick’s Finer Food stores and nearly every single Currency Exchange in the entire Chicagoland area, including the suburbs.
For a small fee of $5.50, you can get your city sticker quickly and with virtually no, or minimal wait times. $5.50 is many cases is well worth it if you need your city sticker right away and/or can’t spare the time to wait in line at a city facility.
Tune in tomorrow for a special all city sticker, Ask The Parking Ticket Geek column.