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On the eve of the last mad rush for Chicagoans to buy their Chicago city vehicle sticker, City Clerk Susana Mendoza sat down with Chicago Tonight’s Phil Ponce for a chat.
Mendoza talks about the new year round sticker sales system, explains to drivers who have not received their sticker in the mail yet on what to do, details on enforcement and how the the over $100 million collected from the wheel tax are used for the upkeep of city streets.
It’s an informative chat.
Yeah, yeah we know…this video is two years old.
So, we’re dedicating an entire Ask the Parking Ticket Geek column to that sticky subject.
Dear Parking Ticket Geek,
So, I am one of those city sticker procrastinators. I just bought my sticker online today (June 27) and it says it could take up to 2 weeks to arrive.
Does this mean I can get a ticket before it arrives in the mail?
Don’t sweat it, Stephanie.
With drivers already standing in line behind her to purchase their 2014 city vehicle sticker, City Clerk Susana Mendoza officially kicked off the start of Chicago city sticker season at a short press conference Monday afternoon.
According to Mendoza, her office has started the city sticker sales season about two weeks ahead of the normal June 1st start date.
“We’re ahead of schedule,” said Mendoza. “We’re getting a two week jump on sales to help eliminate long lines.”
Mendoza announced this year was going to be a “monumental change” to in how city stickers are sold by transitioning to a year round sales model–just like how vehicle owners renew their Illinois license plate stickers.
The changeover means that the century-old tradition of Chicago drivers battling long lines to buy a city sticker during a small window of time once a year is nearing an end.
That’s because after this year’s city sticker season officially ends June 30, sales will convert to a year-round system much like how the Illinois Secretary of State handles vehicle registration sticker renewals.
Starting this year, your expiration date will be pegged to your license plate, with the city sticker expiring six months after your plates so you don’t have to pay both at the same time.
“We’ve had a soft launch of the city sticker sales program this week,” says City Clerk office spokesman Patrick Corcoran. “Roughly 1.3 million renewal forms should be arriving in mailboxes early next week.”
Chicago city vehicle stickers expired on June 30th, but the City Clerk’s office allows a 15 day grace period to give motorists extra time to slap on their sticker.
On Monday morning, City Clerk’s office spokesperson Patrick Corcoran said the lines at City Hall and other clerk’s office locations were long but he expects the wait times to increase as the day progresses.
“I imagine they’ll be steadily busy but lines will be building through the day,” he said.
Corcoran advised last minute purchasers to head to their neighborhood Currency Exchange or other community partners to get their city stickers where lines should be much shorter. While city sales locations close at 5 p.m., many Currency Exchanges are open 24 hours a day, but those who purchase their stickers outside a city office face a $5.50 convenience charge.
Read more at DNA Info Chicago.
City sticker season is almost over.
As many of the 1.3 million city vehicle owners begin to put their 2013-2014 stickers on their cars before the July 15 deadline, they first have to go through the pain and frustration of getting last year’s sticker off their windshields.
There are easy ways to do it, Chicago City Clerk spokeswoman Kristine Kappel said.
Kappel, who has spent many years working the front lines for the annual city sticker sales, has amassed vast knowledge on removing those darn stickers.
She said the good news is last year’s stickers are pretty easy to remove.
Read more at DNA Info Chicago.
It’s Chicago city sticker season again and time to get that darn sticker from last year off your windshield and slap on the new one.
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza who’s office oversees the sales of 1.8 million city stickers every year shows us her favored method for getting the job done.
If you haven’t purchased your city sticker yet, you’d better get moving. Your new vehicle sticker must be displayed on your car’s windshield no later than July 15th.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced an early start to sales for Chicago’s annual city vehicle sticker Wednesday at City Hall.
“We are now open for business!” said Mendoza. “We are starting about two weeks before the traditional June 1 kickoff date.”
Mendoza said that 1.3 million city sticker renewal notices had already been mailed, the online sales website was live and ready to take orders and drivers who wanted to purchase their stickers in person could do so at any sales location.
However, this will be the last year for the long-lived tradition as Mendoza’s office will transition to a year-round model, which begins in June 2014.
“This will be the last year you will buy a city sticker on a June to June basis,” she said. “Two years into my term we are changing to a year-round system and I say good riddance.”City Clerk Susana Mendoza announced an early start to sales for Chicago’s annual city vehicle sticker Wednesday at City Hall.
Read more at: DNA Info Chicago.
Beginning in May, the city clerk’s office will begin the transition towards selling Chicago vehicle stickers on a year around basis — and city students will no longer be designing them.
The Clerk’s office is actively working toward changing the annual tradition of selling 1.3 million city stickers over the course of several weeks in late spring and early summer, into a process that parallels the way Illinois drivers renew their vehicle license plates, where vehicle stickers would expire on the same month every year.
First raised under Miguel del Valle, the idea of year round sales was a major goal of current City Clerk Susana Mendoza when she first entered office in April of 2011. Mendoza announced the impending switch at this year’s budget hearings in October.
But this change also spells the demise of another Chicago tradition — the city sticker design contest.
“Because we are transitioning to year-round sticker sales and the design of the sticker will change, we will not be holding a city sticker art contest this year,” City Clerk spokesperson Kristine Williams said. “There’s limited space on the sticker so it will be fundamentally changed.”
Read more at DNAInfo Chicago.