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In-Person Chicago City Sticker Sales Begin Today

City Clerk Mendoza poses next to Chicago's 2012-2013 city vehicle sticker

One month earlier than in past years, City Clerk Susana Mendoza has opened sales for Chicago city vehicle stickers a full month early starting today.

City stickers are available at all three City Clerk office locations, all four Department of Revenue payment locations and also at over 400 neighborhood Currency Exchanges.

Historically, in-person city sticker sales began June 1st for the month of June, but then drivers were given a 15 day grace period from July 1st to July 15th to buy and get their sticker onto their car’s windshield.

“We’ve made a number of changes to this year’s vehicle sticker sales process,
including extending the sales period to help reduce in person wait times and allow ample time for people to purchase their sticker,” said Clerk Mendoza. “We’ve already seen a dramatic increase in our online sales, with nearly 13,000 more stickers sold in the first week of online sales compared to last year.”

Get Out The Vote For Next Year’s City Sticker

10 Student Finalists Announced For Sticker Design Contest

Gage Park Senior Michael McCray artwork is one of 10 finalists in this year's city vehicle sticker contest

Since it’s going to be stuck to your car’s windshield for 12 months, you might as well cast your vote.

Now is the time to do it as voting opened Sunday for the public to choose the design for the 2012-1013 Chicago city sticker.

Each year, the Chicago City Clerk’s office gives drivers a chance to vote to choose one of the ten design finalists in its annual City Vehicle Sticker Art Design Contest. The winner will become next year’s city sticker.

In its 17th year, which allows Chicago high school students a chance to see their artwork on nearly every car registered in the City of Chicago, had nearly 240 entries this year from 44 different schools.

“The art contest is a great way for our students to be involved in their city government,” said City Clerk Susana Mendoza “Last year more than 20,000 Chicagoans voted on their favorite city sticker design. Each of our students worked very hard on their creations and I hope all Chicagoans take a minute to visit our website and cast a vote for their favorite city vehicle sticker!”

City Sticker Story Hits The TV Airwaves

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NBC 5 and a myriad of other TV stations covered the story about police officers writing tickets for vehicles with old city stickers on their windshields.

The TV coverage was not because of our story on the subject, but due to the Chicago Tribune’s coverage of the issue in Tuesday’s paper.

In general, most of the stories are riddled with errors and inaccuracies. While the speculation is this spate of erroneous tickets are an effort to generate more revenue for a cash strapped city, both the Department of Revenue and Chicago City Clerk’s office adamantly deny their enforcement staffs engage in this type of ticket writing. Since the DOR does the majority of the parking enforcement in the city, this story is more likely just a set of incidents isolated to one or two north side police districts.

According to sources within the Department of Revenue, lots of drivers have been inquiring about the details of city sticker enforcement to make sure they don’t get tagged with a $120 parking ticket.

Here’s the Tribune’s version of this story, “Chicago ticketing cars with old city stickers?

Clerk Mendoza Talks City Sticker Fees On WTTW

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza stopped by Channel 11′s Chicago Tonight Studios Thursday evening to explain her opposition to Mayor Emanuel’s proposed city sticker price increases and vehicle weight reclassification.

City Clerk Moves Ahead With City Sticker Sponsorship

Advertising messages are everywhere.

Not just on TV, in publications or on billboards, but on more uncommon objects or places, like the side of trains, on sidewalks, the facades of vacant buildings or even in public restrooms.

In the spirit of this creeping commercialism, advertising sponsorship on your Chicago city sticker is one step closer to reality for next year.

The City Clerk’s office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) through the city’s Department of Procurement, the first step in the process of securing a sponsor for the windshield decal.

City Stickers Expire Today, But Not Really

Drivers Have Until July 15th To Buy Annual City Sticker

Lines snake out the door at 95th & Jeffrey earlier in the week

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.

City Clerk Announces New Contest, Chinatown Sale

City Clerk Susana Mendoza really wants you to order your Chicago city sticker on-line.

In fact, she’s just added a new prize to the Clerk’s on-line sticker sales contest to further entice drivers to buy their city stickers on-line–a pair of tickets to the big  Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United match at Soldier Field on July 23rd.

Buy Your Chicago City Sticker Online & Win Lunch With City Clerk Mendoza

Clerk’s Office Launches Contest To Promote Online Sales

City Clerk Susana Mendoza is trying to make city sticker sales more fun.
No one enjoys the drudgery of having to cough up 75 bucks every spring for that tiny rectangular decal on the passenger side windshield.

So Mendoza hopes promote online sticker sales and inject some enjoyment to the process by sponsoring a contest to win lunch with the Clerk.

The Clerk’s office is offering drivers who purchase their city sticker online, a chance to win a catered lunch and tour of City Hall hosted by Clerk Mendoza.

A total of 10 motorists will win a spot at the catered event.

Online City Sticker Sales Off To Strong Start

UPDATE: Clerk’s office spokesperson Kristine Williams says they broke a one-day record for online sales on Wednesday.

The Clerk’s website sold over 20,000 city stickers online between Tuesday night and close of business Wednesday.

This jumped up online city sticker sales to over 64,000–also a new record.

The Chicago City Clerk’s webpage for city vehicle sticker sales hasbeen live less than a week, and it’s already racking up some impressive numbers.

The site was unofficially open for business Monday, May 16th, but was in a “soft launch” mode until last Friday. That’s when the Clerk’s office made it public to drivers the website was indeed active.

But in the few days since, the website has been very busy, jumping from about 2,500 in sales Thursday night to over 44,000 as of late Tuesday.

Internet City Sticker Sales Start Early

Website Opens 2 Weeks Ahead Of In-Person Sales

Go ahead.

Cut in line Chicago drivers.

The City Clerk’s website is officially open for online city sticker sales, nearly a week earlier than last year and nearly two weeks before in-person sales for city stickers begin June 1st.

“More than 1.3 million vehicle stickers are sold each year. I want to continue to work to make the process of buying your city sticker as easy as possible,” says newly minted Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. “Purchasing it online is simply the most convenient way to buy your sticker – it only takes a few minutes and there is no additional fee to buy your sticker online.”

Online sales actually began quietly this past Monday to make sure the newly updated website was working properly. So far, over 2000 city stickers have been purchased via the City Clerk’s website.