City of Evanston vehicle stickers and residential parking permits for 2013 go on sale Oct. 22.

Vehicle stickers and parking permits must be purchased by Dec. 14 and displayed by Jan. 1. Applications will be mailed to residents Oct. 19.

If you don’t get an application form in the mail, forms can be printed out from the city webiste or picked up at the collector’s office in the Civic Center starting Oct. 22.

The city code requires all vehicles registered to an Evanston address to pay an annual wheel tax and display a valid city vehicle sticker. A regular passenger car sticker costs $75. Rates for other types of vehicles can be found online.

A penalty of 50 percent of the fee may be added to all applications postmarked after Dec. 16, 2012.

Vehicle sticker plus parking permit

Residents needing both a vehicle sticker and a residential parking permit can request both either by mail or in-person at the collector’s office.

For in-person sales, residents are required to present their state vheicle registration.

Vehicle sticker only

Residents who just need a vehicle sticker can purchase one online or in person at the Civic Center, the Levy Center and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center. Sale hours are posted online.

Discounts for seniors

Residents fulfilling eligibility requirements may receive a 50 percent discount on one vehicle sticker per household by obtaining an Evanston Benefit Card.

If a resident applied for and received a benefit card last year, it will not be valid this year. Residents who do not have a current card may apply for one at the Levy Senior Center.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. More city fees

    Why must we pay the City of Evanston for the ability to own a car that we park on our own property?  Vehicle registration is a function of state government; this is just another example of unnecessary Evanston taxes and fees. 

    To be perfectly honest, I moved to Evanston 3 years ago and registerd my car at the Illinois DMV to my Evanston address with the Illinois license plates and all.  I've never paid for these $75 city stickers and have never received a letter or been fined.  Maybe I fell through the cracks.  Go figure. 

  2. same in chicago

    We own homes in both Chicago and Evanston and I can say that Chicago is just as bad. We have to pay our city sticker fee as well as a residential parking permit fee, though our Chicago home is in a less populated, less dense area than our Evanston home AND we have a 2.5 car garage in Chicago in which we exclusively park. However, our neighbor across the street owns a DOUBLE lot, but built his McMansion so big that he has no space to park a car on his own property. Chicago's solution to this? Put 24 hr.  parking permits on only our block to allow this fool, his 3 cars, and the cars of all his "staff" all the street parking they desire. I'll take Evanston's inconveniences over Chicago's corruption any day!

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