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Purchasing 2023 Parking Passes and City Stickers Online and In Person

Purchasing 2023 Parking Passes and City Stickers Online and In Person

2023 Parking Passes (green) and City Stickers  are currently available for purchase. Below are steps on how to purchase both City Stickers and Residential Parking Daily Permits in person and online. Please do not hesitate to contact our office by phone (773-878-4646) or email ( if we can be of assistance.


For both City Stickers and Residential Parking Daily Permits, you must bring the following to a City Clerk location:

  • Photo ID
  • Approved proof of residency
  • Vehicle registration with Vehicle Identification Number and license plate information (Only for city sticker)
  • Exception Letter (Only for those who wish to add zoned parking and do not live directly on a zoned street – see below)

All City Clerk locations are now open, and residents can purchase city stickers and residential parking passes in person. Residents must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

North Side Satellite Office
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
5430 West Gale St

City Hall Office
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
121 North LaSalle St Room 107

You can purchase Residential Parking Daily Permits and City Stickers 24/7 online at Please note that for your first purchase you will need to create an account.

In order to make a purchase online, you will need to know your Customer Code (Residential Parking Daily Permits) or your Reference Number (City Stickers). Your Reference Number will be on the top of the courtesy reminder mailed to you. If you do not have your reference number, you can provide your license plate and VIN number.

Your Customer Code will be on the bottom of your previously purchased Residential Parking Daily Permits sheets (see image below). If you have purchased these passes before, but do not know your customer code, you can email Please include a photo of your picture ID in the email. If your ID address does not match your current residence, you will need to attach a proof of residency to the email. Within 3-5 days, you will receive an email with your Customer Code from the City Clerk and will be able to purchase passes online.

If you have not purchased guest passes before, you will need to email the City Clerk’s Office to receive a Customer Code. Email photos/attachments of the below to with the subject line “Customer Code”:

  • Photo ID
  • Approved proof of residency
  • Exception Letter (Only for those who do not live directly on a zoned street – see below)

Within 3-5 business days, you will receive an email response with your assigned customer code. When you have received a customer code you can make your purchase online at
Please note that you will first receive an automatic reply from the account after emailing your documents. You will receive a second email address that directly responds to your message.

Exception Letters
Exception letters (also known as buffer and exemption letters) are necessary for individuals who live within close proximity to a zoned parking street but whose residential address is not directly within a residential zone. Our office is able to provide virtual letters of exception at this time. If you are in need of an exception letter, please email us at with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address (including unit number)
  • Photo of ID
  • Photo of Proof of Residency
  • Make & Model of Vehicle
  • License Plate Number
  • Requested Zone Number (view 46th Ward zones on the interactive map below)

Annual City Sticker

City residents who own a vehicle are required to have a valid city sticker. New residents and those who recently purchased a vehicle have 30 days to come into compliance. City stickers are sold through the Chicago City Clerk’s office. We do not sell city stickers at the 46th Ward office. You can purchase a sticker at the Chicago City Clerk’s website or at following locations:

  • City Clerk Office – 121 N LaSalle, Room 107
  • City Clerk Satellite Office – 5430 W Gale
  • Department of Revenue – 2550 W Addison
  • Most Currency Exchanges (service fee may apply)

You must show proof of address and vehicle registration when purchasing a sticker in person.


As of November 12th, 2019, residents who have an unexpired Illinois Driver’s License or State ID with a Veteran designation will be eligible to receive one City Sticker at no cost. 

Please note that residents can only take advantage of this offer at Office of the City Clerk locations. There will be no refunds for previously issued stickers. Residents will qualify when their sticker is up for renewal.

Residential Zone Parking

Certain streets restrict parking to neighborhood residents. Vehicles parking on these streets during specified hours are required to display a valid residential parking permit. Only residents of zoned streets and adjacent buffer zones are eligible to purchase parking permits. Buffer zones include streets that touch a street with zoned parking only. Businesses are not eligible to receive residential parking permits.

Click here to check if you are eligible for a residential parking permit.

Are you looking to have zoned parking on your street?

If your street currently does NOT have zoned parking but would like to, please click the link below for more information on how to get zoned parking added.
Residential Zoned Parking Petition 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if our office can answer any questions or support you through this process. We can be reached at 773-878-4646 and at

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