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Old 09-25-2020, 10:32 PM
 
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Hi

I'm moving to Chicago soon temporarily and the place I found requires a $100/year city parking sticker to park on streets. I looked into it briefly and was confused about who can get the sticker. If I have an out of state registered drivers license and car, could I still get the sticker as long as I provide a proof of residence (utility bill or lease)? This isn't a permanent move and I don't plan on changing my permanent residency.

Also, the place I found is in between Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park. I have never lived in the city and was wondering how safe this area is. It's west of western, east of california, north of division, and south of north ave. For those that know the area well, would you recommend this area?
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:13 PM
 
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City stickers are for city residents only.

But if you're here temporarily, you can keep your car registered as is. If you get a ticket (stupid cops exist), you can easily fight it as a out of state resident is not required to have the sticker.
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:35 PM
 
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Is it not required or I'm not elliglble for it? I will be signing a 12 month lease so I'm afraid that I'll get a big ticket especially if I continue to use my car. I guess that's not so temporary haha
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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Is it not required or I'm not elliglble for it? I will be signing a 12 month lease so I'm afraid that I'll get a big ticket especially if I continue to use my car. I guess that's not so temporary haha
Permanent does not mean the same thing as long-term. If you are signing a lease, then Chicago is your bona fide residence and you need a city sticker. And to get a city sticker, you will need to transfer your car tags to Illinois. And transfer your insurance as well.

If a not-so-stupid police officer issues a ticket for lack of city sticker, you would have to appeal it by proving you have a permanent legal resident elsewhere AND that your vehicle has been parked in the city for less than 30 days. Having your insurance card mailed to your parents' place in another state doesn't count as proof.

A list of all the legitimate grounds for appealing tickets is located here:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/dept...in_person.html
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:24 PM
 
Location: northwest valley, az
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do the right thing and pay up like any other person living in Chicago...If you cant afford it, dont move here
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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I'm not trying to avoid paying money. That's not the issue for me. I just don't see the point of going through the hassle of changing my license when I'm only here for a year or two at max and it's not that easy to change the plate when it's under your parents name.. sorry if it came off as if I was trying to be cheap but just trying to get some help out here.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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Hi

I'm moving to Chicago soon temporarily and the place I found requires a $100/year city parking sticker to park on streets. I looked into it briefly and was confused about who can get the sticker. If I have an out of state registered drivers license and car, could I still get the sticker as long as I provide a proof of residence (utility bill or lease)? This isn't a permanent move and I don't plan on changing my permanent residency.

Also, the place I found is in between Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park. I have never lived in the city and was wondering how safe this area is. It's west of western, east of california, north of division, and south of north ave. For those that know the area well, would you recommend this area?
Out-of-state plates routinely have the city sticker. Walk around any neighborhood and you will see gobs of them. You will need it if you desire to park in a permit parking area. You cannot obtain a permit without it.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:21 PM
 
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I'm not trying to avoid paying money. That's not the issue for me. I just don't see the point of going through the hassle of changing my license when I'm only here for a year or two at max and it's not that easy to change the plate when it's under your parents name.. sorry if it came off as if I was trying to be cheap but just trying to get some help out here.
Oh so now it's a year or two. Do you also not see the point of paying your car registration for a year or two? Are you also not planning on making friends while you are in town because it's too much effort when you're just going to move away anyway? I mean how long is 'worth it'?

And you are seriously overblowing the degree of hassle involved here. You can obtain all these things at 3 different city clerks offices and 200 private vendors (currency exchanges, banks, etc). It's literally harder to obtain a roll of quarters than it is to get a city sticker.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I wouldn’t worry about it, there are plenty of people who live in Illinois in general and have their cars registered in neighboring states to avoid paying state sticker cost and emissions testing. Same thing with so called Chicago residents who have their cars registered in the suburbs yet live within city limits.
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Chatham, Chicago
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City stickers are for city residents only.

But if you're here temporarily, you can keep your car registered as is. If you get a ticket (stupid cops exist), you can easily fight it as a out of state resident is not required to have the sticker.

if you take in a copy of the lease, I'm sure the city would HAPPILY take your money for a sticker.
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