Evanston vehicle stickers and residential parking permits for 2012 go on sale starting Monday, Oct. 3.

The stickers must purchased by Dec. 16 and be displayed by Jan. 5, 2012.

Applications will be mailed to residents the last week of September. Residents are encouraged to mail in their applications and payment early.

The city requires all vehicles registered to an Evanston address to pay an annual wheel tax and display a valid city vehicle sticker.

The cost for a regular passenger car vehicle sticker is $75. Rates for other vehicles can be found on the city website.

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

If a resident is purchasing a vehicle sticker plus a residential parking permit (combo sticker), they must either purchase them by mail or in person at the City Collector’s Office in the first floor of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

To purchase a sticker in person, residents should bring their state vehicle registration to the Civic Center.

For residents who did not receive an application in the mail or the information is not current/correct, they can print an application from the city’s website or pick one up in person at the City Collector’s Office.

Residents who are purchasing just a vehicle sticker and the application that was mailed to them is correct can also purchase stickers at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, at 1655 Foster St., and any local currency exchange.

Seniors, 65 and older, who meet income requirements, are eligible for a 50 percent discount on one vehicle sticker per household by obtaining an Evanston Senior Benefit Card.

If a resident applied for and received a discount card last year, it will not be valid this year.

Seniors who do not have a current Evanston Benefit Card may apply for one at the Levy Senior Center.

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