City Stickers Expire Today, But Not Really
Drivers Have Until July 15th To Buy Annual City Sticker
If you happen to be reading your 2010-2011 city sticker on your windshield you may notice today, June 30th, is when it expires.
But don’t panic!
No need to rush out and stand in a long line to get your city sticker–there’s still time to get it.
While the city sticker officially expires on June 30th every year, the City Clerk’s office always gives drivers a 15 day grace period until July 15th to obtain and display their $75 vehicle sticker. Enforcement begins on July 16th.
Clerk’s Office spokesperson Kristine Williams does expect long lines today at City Hall and other city sales locations for in-person city sticker sales.
But the Clerk’s office don’t want you queing up for hours in line and suggests a few alternatives to standing in a painfully, slow moving line. Williams says there’s still time to order your sticker via the Clerk’s website.
“Avoid the lines! There is still time to buy online,” says Williams. “Orders placed by July 4 will be quickly processed and mailed so they are received well before the July 15 display deadline. Sit in air conditioning, watch your favorite TV show or put on some good music and take 5 minutes to buy your sticker online! ”
If you are one of those people who are compelled to buy your sticker in person she has tips for you.
“I also would encourage people to buy their sticker during off peak hours – during the lunch hour and the first hour of opening up are typically the busiest times of day for our office,” says Williams. “Finally, patience is key when buying a sticker in person. Remember there are 1.3 million people needing to buy a city sticker during a 6 week period. We are doing our best to take care of customers as quickly as possible and lines are moving faster than ever before.”
Another alternative to standing in line at a city facility is your local Currency Exchange or participating grocery store.
“There are more than 400 sales locations, including all currency exchanges and Dominick’s grocery stores,” Williams says. “We have done our very best to provide as many alternatives and options as possible so people can avoid the lines.”