Sunday City Sticker Deadline Approaching Fast
Have you purchased your city sticker yet?
Depending on when you read this, there are just hours before Chicago car owners must have their 2012-2013 city vehicle sticker purchased and displayed on their windshield.
That final deadline is Sunday, July 15th. Drivers have until 11:59 Sunday night to take care of this.
Friday, City Clerk office locations and other City Revenue offices had long lines of procrastinators waiting close to an hour to get their city stickers.
At City Hall, City Clerk Susana Mendoza spent some time helping expedite constituents and calm a few irate individuals.
While most people in line seemed resigned to their plight, a few procrastinators were angry for the long wait despite the fact they decided to wait until the very last day of municipal sales.
But even these last minute lines seemed down in number compared to last year.
“It’s not as bad as in previous years,” agreed City Clerk spokesperson Kristine Williams. “The lines are not as long.”
Williams, reiterated that vehicle owners who do not purchase and display their city sticker before the end of day Sunday risk a $200 fine per day and a $60 late fee to purchase the new city sticker.
At this late date it is still possible to purchase your city sticker via the over 400 neighborhood Currency Exchanges. Many Currency Exchanges are open 24 hours a day.
But, Currency Exchanges are expecting a busy day on Sunday.
“Definitely!,” said a cashier who only gave her name as Andrea, at the Kedzie-Elston Currency Exchange at 3510 N. Kedzie Ave. when asked if they were expecting long lines on Sunday. “Tomorrow we will have very long lines. Expect about a 10 minute wait.”
Down the street at the at the Kedzie-Irving Currency Exchange at 3158 W. Irving Park Rd. is also expecting long lines on Sunday.
“Tomorrow is the last day,” said a cashier who didn’t want to give her name Saturday night. “If you come, come early. If it’s near midnight and you’re stuck in line, you’ll have to pay the $60 late fee after midnight.”