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City of Evanston 2011 vehicle stickers will be available for purchase at the City’s Revenue Office (Collector’s Office) and online on Nov. 1. City ordinance requires all vehicles registered to an Evanston address to pay an annual wheel tax and properly display a valid City vehicle sticker. 

This year there are two vehicle sticker designs to choose from. One design features SASI – Services for Adults Staying in their Homes and the other design features the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association. Stickers are $75/ passenger car; $50 for motorcycles ($50); $85 for RVs; $30 for trailers ($30) and antique cars ($20). Motor trucks and tractor trailers also require a vehicle sticker that may vary from $105 to $320 based on gross weight – click here for details and scroll to the bottom of the page.The stickers are available at the Revenue Office in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Regular business hours for the City’s Revenue Office are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to purchase their stickers early. 

As a convenience to Evanston residents, the City will also have vehicle stickers available for purchase at two of its community centers for four weeks ending on December 1, 2010:
• Levy Senior Center – 300 Dodge Ave. – Starting November 9 on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center – 1655 Foster St. – Starting November 10 on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

To save time and City expense, residents can purchase their vehicle stickers online or print out the sticker application forms to fill out and return at www.cityofevanston.org/stickers. Residents can also pick up a blank form at the City’s Revenue Office and mail in their completed forms along with payments. For additional information, contact the City’s Revenue Office at 847/866-2926. 

Vehicle stickers expire every year. 2011 Stickers must be purchased and displayed by January 10, 2011. A penalty of 50% of the fee will be added to all applications received /postmarked after January 10. (A passenger car vehicle sticker will cost $113 rather than $75). Click here (under the “2011 Vechicle Sticker Prices” header) to view fees for late purchased stickers after January 1st for other vehicle types. 

Residents can be ticketed for not obtaining or displaying a vehicle sticker is $50 plus a $20 additional penalty if not paid within 10 days. 

Seniors, 65 and older who meet income requirements, are eligible for a 50% discount on one vehicle sticker per household by obtaining a Senior Discount Card. Seniors must have filed their 2009 income tax returns either individually with an income of $30,000 or less, or jointly with an income of $50,000 or less to qualify. If you applied for and received a discount card last year, it will still be valid this year. Seniors that do not have a discount card may apply for one in the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Office, located in the Morton Civic Center or at the Levy Senior Center. Questions about income requirements should be directed to the Levy Senior Center at 847/448-8250 or aging@cityofevanston.org

The City has mailed out more than 41,000 applications for vehicle stickers. Because of this high volume of letters there is potential for a few residents to receive the incorrect application or not to receive an application due to not having filed an address change with the Secretary of State or for other reasons. If this is the case, please contact the City’s Revenue Office to obtain the correct form at 847/866-2926.