24-Hour Residential Parking Permits

24-hour Residential Parking Permits (RPPs) are sold in sheets of 15 permits per sheet. Each sheet is $8, and residents may purchase up to three (3) sheets of Daily Permits per 30 day period. RPPs can be given to guests to allow them to park in the Residential Zoned Parking areas near your home, or used on your own vehicle.

Where Can I Purchase RPPs?

Online: City Stickers and guest parking passes may be purchased through the Chicago City Clerk's website at ezbuy.chicityclerk.com. If you have never made a purchase on the EZ Buy website, you will need to create an account. For further questions regarding the EZ Buy website, please email ezbuy@cityofchicago.org.

In Person at City Clerk Office Locations: The City Clerk's three office locations are open Monday through Friday for in-person purchases. Please plan for longer lines and wait times due to social distancing protocols.

City Hall Office: 121 N. LaSalle Street, Room 107
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

North Side Satellite Office: 5430 W. Gale Street
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

South Side Satellite Office: 5672 S. Archer Avenue
Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Who Qualifies for Residential Permit Parking?

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 that the City Clerk's Office accepts as proof of residency.

 

City Stickers

 

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

 

Currency Exchange

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.

Online

You may purchase a new City Sticker or renew your current City Sticker online via the City Clerk's website. First-time users will need to create a profile in order to make online purchases.

 

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.

City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 200
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6836

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM

2nd Ward Service Office
1400 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL  60622

(312) 643-2299

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM