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Clerk’s Office: City Sticker Grace Period To End By 2016

The design for Chicago city stickers is changing to accomodate year-round sales.

Chicago 2014 city sticker.

With Chicago city sticker sales poised to begin the transition to year round sales this spring, the City Clerk’s office announced some other changes to the program including doing away with the traditional 15-day grace period before enforcement begins.

As Chicago drivers are well aware, from time immemorial Chicago city stickers had to be purchased between May and the end of June. With city stickers officially expiring on June 31st of each year, drivers were always allowed a 15-day grace period to come into compliance before they could be ticketed for not having a city sticker on their car’s windshield. Tickets for failure to purchase and/or display a city sticker is $200.

City Clerk Mendoza Explains Year Round City Sticker Sales

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza just released a new video explaining how year round city stickers will work in 2014.

City sticker sales will remain the same as previous years, but the Clerk’s office will use this year to educate drivers about the changes next year to hopefully make sales next year as painless as possible.

How To Get That #@%! City Sticker Off Your Windshield

10 Tips For Making Removal Of Last Year’s Sticker A Breeze

Every June, or early July, it’s the same thing.

You schlep outside onto the street or into the garage to place your spankin’ new Chicago city vehicle sticker onto your windshield but then…


You realize you have to remove last year’s sticker first.

And you start swearing under your breath, because that damn sticker is a real bitch to scrape off!

You try peeling it off, picking at it with a fingernail, or battling with it using your trusty razor blade, hacking away as shards of sticker spray onto your dashboard and car floor.

Removing your city sticker is always a pain in the butt. And when you’re done, you need an couple of aspirin and a stiff drink.

Outside of replacing the whole darn windshield, there has to be an easier way.

Actually, there seems to be several easier ways.

The Parking Ticket Geek has been on a quest to round up all the very best tips and advice for getting that #@%! city sticker off your windshield. And here’s what we’ve found.

Purple Heart Veterans To Receive Free City Stickers

Purple Heart Veterans can never really ever be thanked enough.

But the City of Chicago is going to try to pass on a little appreciation to these brave men and women in the form of free city stickers.

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza along with Aldermen Timothy Cullerton and James Balcer co-sponsored legislation to make this token of thanks a reality on Wednesday.

The Purple Heart is awarded to U.S. military who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military. Disabled veterans and former prisoners of war already are eligible for free city stickers.

And The Winner Is…

Freshman Student Wins City Sticker Design Contest

Lawrence Hall Youth Services freshman Herbert Pulgar's winning city sticker design

While just a freshman, Herbert Pulgar, a student from Lawrence Hall Youth Services walked away as the winner of Chicago’s 2012-2013 city sticker design contest.

This is the third time in the 17 years of the contest that a student from Lawrence Hall has won the annual competition.

Over 18,000 people voted for the designs of ten student finalists last week online and via a computer kiosk at City Hall.

“This city is very special to me, which is why I chose to create a heart filled with both our skyline and the Chicago flag, explained Pulgar about his artwork. “From the top of the heart, I wanted convey the diversity of our great city and its emergency personnel by using four different hands and the three first response symbols. Thank you for the great opportunity to share my artwork with the citizens of Chicago.

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 Fees To Increase For All Vehicles

Most Cars Will See Stickers Increasing From $75 to $85

Ten bucks

That’s how much more a city sticker will cost for the vast majority of Chicago drivers according to a compromise reached by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city council members.

Originally, Mayor Emmanuel had proposed raising the price of city stickers just for cars categorized as larger vehicles. But the Mayor was proposing lowering the weight threshold from the current 4500 pounds to just 4000 pounds–a move that would have added over 184,000 vehicles to this category as originally reported here.

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 Clerk Opens City Sticker ‘Will Call’ Window

NOTE: Story updated 7/6/11

It’s kind of like dropping off your dry cleaning.

Tuesday morning, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza launched a pilot program out City Hall for what is essentially a will call window for city stickers.

Just drop off your city sticker renewal application at the will call one day and pickup your new city sticker 24 hours later–no long lines, no waiting.

City Sticker Sales On The Road At Ward Offices

City Clerk Susana Mendoza seems to be on a perpetual road trip for the entire month of June and the first half of July.

Mendoza has committed to personally visiting all 50 neighborhood aldermanic offices over Chicago’s city sticker season to assist her merry band of City Clerk staffers ward office sales.

Ward sales are scheduled throughout all of June and the first two weeks of July, to make it more convenient for drivers who don’t want to drive to City Hall, other city locations, local Currency Exchanges or order their city sticker online.