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Parking Department Services

Citation Payments 
This is a payment link for Parking tickets only

The application link for the 2021 Wheel tax and Residential permits will be available August 1, 2020

To contest a parking tickets click here.

Water Department Services

Water / Utility Bill Payment 

Public Works Agency Services

Yard Waste Stickers

Yard Waste Cart Order form

Trash Container Order Form  This form is for purchasing additional refuse carts, not replacing a lost or damaged carts.  To replace a cart please contact 311.

Building and Inspection Services

Building Permit Payment 
After you receive your invoice, please enter the permit number as shown with all caps and the dash (ex. 20FNCE-0000).

Re-Inspection Payment
(Electrical, Plumbing, Structural/Insulation or Mechanical Re-Inspections) 
To make payment for re-inspections, enter your permit number as shown on your permit or invoice using all caps and a dash (ex. 20PLMB-0000).  To find the permit number, search the address in our database.

Contractor Registration Payment
First-time contractors must e-mail the permit desk  the Contractor Registration form with a valid certificate of insurance to receive an invoice for payment.  After you receive your invoice, enter your permit number as shown on your permit or invoice using all caps and a dash (ex. 20LICC-0000).  Find out more of what is required at Contractor Registration.

Contractor Registration RENEWAL and Payment
Please enter your permit number (same as your registration number), ex. 20LICC-0000 and upload a valid certificate of insurance. If you do not have your permit number you may search our database using the exact name of the business to locate it.  Use the State License Number (permit number) to submit for renewal.

Administrative Adjudication Services (Administrative Hearings)

Citation Payments
This is a payment link for any citation issues by the City of Evanston for a local ordinance violation from issuing departments such as Police, NU Police, Property Standards, and Police-Animal Control. This is not a payment link for any moving violation such as speeding tickets or parking tickets. 

Code Violation Payments
This is a payment link for any code violation citation from issuing Departments includes Fire Code violation, Building Code Violations, Health Code Violations, Parks/Forestry Code Violations, and Zoning Code Violations.

For directions on how to contest a compliance ticket click here.

Police / Fire Department Services

Registration Renewal AND Registration link 

False Alarm Invoice Payment link 

Past Due Fire Alarm Payment link 

Bonfire Permit Payment link

Other Fire  Permit Payment link 

Health and Human Service Department

Annual Rental Registration

Child Home Day Care Permit Background Check Register and Pay

Collection Box License

Food/Beverage Vending Machine License

Food Establishment Business License

Food Delivery Vehicle License  

Farmers' Market License (New license)

Farmers Market License (Renewal)

Hen Coop License

Mobile Food Vendor

Retail Tobacco Vendor License

Seasonal Food Establishment License (New and renewal)

Vacation Rental License

Other Departmental Services

Payment for Business Registration

Payment for Special Assessments (Alleyway)

Yard Waste Stickers

Pet License

Online Pet Application Form
You will need to be able to scan and upload a copy of the current rabies vaccination certificate in order to pay online.

 * For refunds (where available) please contact the City at 847-448-4311.