Residential Daily Permit Parking Passes
In order to serve you, the 2nd Ward Service Office sells Residential Parking Daily Permits! Each sheet is $8 and contains 15 permits per sheet. Residents may purchase up to three (3) sheets of Daily Permits per 30-day period. CREDIT CARD IS THE ONLY FORM OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED AT THE ALDERMAN'S OFFICE.
Chicago residents living within an established Residential Permit Parking Zone (indicated in BLUE on the interactive map, below) are eligible for purchasing Chicago Residential Parking Daily Permits -- also known as Residential Guest Passes -- and are valid for 24 hours upon the date and time of display.
Any resident who lives in a Residential Permit Parking BUFFER Zone (indicated in ORANGE on the interactive map below) may be eligible to purchase Residential Daily Permits.
Residents who do not live within a Parking Zone or Buffer Zone may be eligible for a Letter of Exception from the 2nd Ward Service Office, so long as your residence is within a block of a Residential Permit Parking Zone. In order to qualify, residents must furnish proof of residence and a photo ID. The letter of exception is good for one (1) calendar year and must be renewed annually.
Illinois Driver's License or State ID, or with the Customer Code printed on the bottom right corner of their Daily Permits sheet is required for purchase. If you do not have an existing record on file, please click here for details about documents we accept as proof of residency.
All Chicago residents are required to annually purchase a Chicago City Sticker for any vehicle for which they are responsible within 30 days of moving to Chicago or acquiring a new vehicle. This includes Chicago residents who maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in Chicago.
City Stickers may be purchased at the City Clerk's Office or at designated City Clerk satellite offices. Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding City Stickers. For additional questions, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (312) 742-5375 or EZBUY@cityofchicago.org.
Where can I purchase a new City Sticker?
You can purchase a City Sticker at any of the following locations:
City Hall - 121 N. LaSalle St, Room 107
Open M-F 8AM-5PM
North Side Satellite Office - 5430 W. Gale St
Open M-F 9AM-5PM
South Side Satellite Office - 5674 S. Archer Ave, Unit A
Open M-F 9AM-5PM
Department of Finance Payment Centers - 4445 N. Pulaski Rd, 4770 S. Kedzie Ave, or 2006 E. 95th St
Open M-F 9AM-6:30PM
Department of Finance Central Hearing Facility - 400 W. Superior, 1st Floor
Open M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM & Sa 8:30AM-3:30PM
Hours and locations vary. Please note that you may be charged an additional fee for purchases conducted at these locations. Call the location you plan to visit ahead of time to verify that location’s policies and accepted documents.
If you have never purchased a City Sticker, you will need to email a proof of residency document and your vehicle information to EZBUY@cityofchicago.org. A complete list of accepted documents may be found below under What documents should I bring with me in order to purchase a City Sticker?.
How do I transfer my current City Sticker to a different/new car?
Yes, for $5 your sticker can be re-printed for a new vehicle. However, if your City Sticker for your old vehicle is expiring in less than two months, you will be subject to pay your renewal fees at the time of the transfer.
To transfer your current City Sticker to a different vehicle, bring your current sticker to the City Clerk’s City Hall Office, the North Side Satellite Office, or the South Side Satellite Office, along with proof of purchase/ownership for your new vehicle. Please note that Department of Finance and third party seller locations do NOT perform transfers.
What documents should I bring with me in order to purchase a City Sticker?
You will need to bring PHYSICAL COPIES of the following documents:
Photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport
One of the following approved proof of residency documents:
Current lease, mortgage, or deed
Utility bill (water, gas, electric, or cable)
Voter registration card
Property tax bill
Landline phone bill
USPS change of address form
State Vehicle Registration ID Card with Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and license plate information
IF APPLICABLE: Current Letter of Exception
My street has zoned parking. How do I get my zone printed in my City Sticker?
For an additional $25, you can have your zone printed in your City Sticker. Simply let the individual assisting you with your purchase know. Make sure to bring one of the proof of residency documents listed above.