City Collections Manager Kevin Lookis says Evanstonians have purchased about 5,000 vehicle stickers online, even though they have to pay $3 extra for the privilege.

The online service, provided by Credentials Order Processing Services, Inc., (COPSI), accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards and charges the $3 convenience fee for each sticker ordered.

Community members who also need residential parking permits will not be able to take advantage of the online service.

Vehicle stickers for passenger cars cost $60. Purchases can be also be made through the mail or in the City Collector’s Office and Parking Systems, both located in Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.   2008 vehicle stickers must be purchased and displayed by January 11, 2008.

The normal business hours for the Collector’s Office are Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Both the Collector’s Office and Parking System are also open on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and till 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, Jan. 7-10.

For more information on vehicle sticker sales, call the City Collector’s Office, (847) 866-2926 or email

Seniors ages 65 and older and fulfilling income requirements are eligible for a 50 percent discount on their vehicle stickers by obtaining Senior Citizen Discount Cards.

Seniors can apply for the Senior Citizen Discount Card and purchase their stickers on Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 2402 of the Civic Center.

Qualifying income levels include single with single filed tax returns, $30,000 or less; married with joint tax returns, $50,000 or less.

Copies of 2006 tax returns or other verifications of income should be brought in to qualify. Only one discount sticker allowed per senior.  

Seniors who obtained discount cards in 2005 or 2006 may use them to purchase their 2008 stickers at any time.

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

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