City officials say about 3,900 Evanston wheel tax renewal forms will be resent to affected residents next week after a processing error caused some forms to be improperly prepared with incorrect addresses.

Some residents may have received a renewal form at their address with an incorrect name in addition to receiving correct forms. Others have not yet received a form.

Officials say all affected residents will receive a notice along with a corrected 2015 wheel tax renewal form in the mail next week, and should use the updated application to complete the renewal process. The deadline to pay the wheel tax is ;Monday, Dec. 15.

Those who have already paid their 2015 wheel tax don’t to take any action. However, for questions or concerns, residents may contact the City Collector’s Office at 847-448-4311 or citycollector@cityofevanston.org. Inquiries may also be made by mail or in person at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

The Civic Center Revenue Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 3-24 and Dec. 1-10; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 15 and Dec. 6.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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    1. Wheel Tax Error
      I received my own plus some for other people that were supposedly living at this address. I check google to see if they lived near by so I could drop off. It appeared one of the people was deceased and had lived in North Evanston at the time ( I am in South Evanston)

  1. Hold on to your receipt

    Please be sure you hold on to your receipt in a place you can find it. After paying the wheel tax on both our cars, I was ticketed months later parking at the lake and received a ticket for not having paid the wheel tax. Visiting City Hall – it took more than 20 minutes for the clerk to figure out why our payment wasn't recorded for each car – and then another five or so minutes to void the ticket. So – hold on to your receipt. 

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