Parking Permits & Information

Chicago's Residential Permit Parking Program restricts parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of the area, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program is designed to ensure that residents of densely populated neighborhoods have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed.

Residential parking zone permits and guest parking passes can obtained directly from the City Clerk’s office, in Room 107 of City Hall, at 121 North LaSalle Street.**

To purchase Annual Residential Parking or Daily Guest Passes, you must provide a photo ID and proof of current address by one of the following:

               • Driver's License or State ID
               • Mortgage or Lease
               • Water, tax, gas, or electric bill
               • Phone bill (land line only, cell phones bills are not accepted)
               • Satellite or Cable Television bill

Residential parking stickers are currently $25.00 and expire each year on June 30.

Guest parking passes are valid for 24 hours from the time of posting, and are available in packs of 15 (limit 2 packs) for $8.00 per pack.

** Click here to find out if you live in a residential permit parking zone. If you do not live within a residential permit parking zone, but live within one block of a zone, you may be able to purchase passes for that zone with an aldermanic waiver letter. Please call our office at 312-744-3062 for more information.

How to Apply for Parking Permits

You can buy your residential parking permits online at

Or completed applications can either be mailed or delivered in person:

Mail Application, Payment & a legible copy of your Proof of Residency to:

Office of the Chicago City Clerk
Attn: Residential Permit Parking Division
121 North LaSalle Street - Room 107
Chicago, IL 60602-1295

In Person - Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Office of the Chicago City Clerk
City Hall
121 North LaSalle Street, Room 107

At Satellite locations:

530 North Gale Street

5674 South Archer Avenue, Unit A