Evanstonians need to shop early this holiday season for next year’s city stickers and parking permits. If you don’t buy yours by this Friday, you’ll be hit with a 50 percent late fee — a fee that in prior years didn’t apply until after Jan. 10. 

Update 9 p.m. 11/12/11: At tonight’s City Council meeting, city staff announced that they are postponing imposition of the late fee until Jan. 3.

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  1. Deadline is 1/5/12

    Just looked at the City website and vehicle sticker purchases don't incur a penalty until after January 5, 2012. Guess Junad strikes again!

    1. Deadline is whatever

      At the City Council meeting Monday night the mayor and city manager said they had relented on the Dec. 16 deadline date and the penalty wouldn't be imposed until after Jan. 3. (We have no idea whether Junad's Monday morning cartoon prompted their change of heart.)

      As for what the city website says, at this hour it says (ungrammatically):

      "A penalty of 50% may be of added to all applications received/postmarked after December 16."

      But it then lists in a table heading "After 1/5/12" as the date for the higher fees for passenger cars.

      A similar table for trucks has an "After 1/10/11" heading, suggesting that hasn't been updated since last year.

      I'm sure it will all get sorted out someday.

      — Bill


      1. More confusion

        Bill – the web site stated the following ( which you stated )

        "Vehicle stickers expire every year. 2012 Stickers must be purchased by December 16, 2011 and displayed by January 5, 2012. A penalty of 50% may be of added to all applications received/postmarked after December 16. (A passenger car vehicle sticker will cost $113 rather than $75.)"

        I looked at the Residential Parking Permit Application the city sent and it states " posted after January 5, 2012"

        Last night they changed it to January 3, 2012.

        Total confusion! 

        More confusioning than what they did with the TIF on Howard, and the flip flop of funds and adding new capital to the plan ( $900,000 ) after they passed the capital budget a month ago!

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