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All vehicles registered through the Illinois Secretary of State to an Evanston address are required to pay an annual wheel tax, regardless of where the vehicle is parked. Traditionally, residents who paid the tax were provided a city vehicle sticker to affix to the vehicle’s windshield to serve as a receipt. However, the City of Evanston’s vehicle registration system is going “stickerless” starting this fall. Compliance will be checked by the License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, which stores the license plates of all vehicles registered to an Evanston address.

The cost for a regular passenger car vehicle sticker is $75. A penalty of 50% of the fee may be added to all applications received or postmarked after December 16, 2013 (a passenger car vehicle sticker will cost $113 rather than $75). To learn about the various ways to pay your wheel tax and how to purchase residential parking permits, click here>>>.