Vehicle stickers and residential parking permits for 2009 will be on sale beginning Monday, Nov. 3.

The stickers are available at the City Collector’s office and the Parking Systems office, both located in Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Vehicle stickers can also be purchased online through the city’s website. The online service, provided by Credentials Order Processing Services, Inc., accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards and charges a $3 convenience fee for each sticker ordered.

Community members who also need residential parking permits cannot take advantage of the online service.

Residents with vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and trailers registered to Evanston addresses and with the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles will soon receive sticker notifications through the mail. Vehicle sticker purchases can also be made through the mail.

The 2009 vehicle stickers must be purchased and displayed by Jan. 12. City of Evanston ordinance requires all vehicles registered to Evanston addresses to properly display valid city vehicle stickers.

Regular business hours for the Collector’s Office and Parking Systems are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Collector’s Office will be open extended hours for sticker purchases:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6.

Both the Collector’s Office and Parking Services are open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009; and till 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Jan. 5 through 9, 2009.

A penalty of an additional 50 percent of the original fee will be added to all applications received after Jan. 12.

Senior citizens ages 65 and older are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the purchase of 2009 vehicle stickers if income level qualifications are met. The income levels are singles filing single tax returns, $30,000 or less; married with joint tax returns, $50,000 or less. Copies of 2007 tax returns or other verifications of income should be brought in to qualify.

Seniors can apply for discount cards Mondays through Fridays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Commission on Aging office, Room G600 in the Civic Center.

In addition, seniors may also apply for discount cards from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6, 2008, also on Jan. 10, 2009. Vehicle stickers may be purchased on these days, as well as during the week, through the City Collector’s Office.

Seniors who obtained discount cards in 2006 or 2007 may use them to purchase their 2009 stickers at any time.

For more information on the senior discount, contact the Commission on Aging, (847) 866-2919.

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