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Parking Department Services

Citation Payments  - This is a payment link for Parking tickets only

Wheel Tax Payment 

Residential Parking Permit Payment

 To contest a parking tickets click here.

Water Department Services

Water / Utility Bill Payment 

Public Works Agency Services

Yard Waste Card Order form

Building and Inspection Services

Building Permit Payment - (Enter the cost of permit obtained by the Building & Inspection Services Permit Desk Staff)

Re-inspection Payment - (Electrical, Plumbing, Structural/Insulation or Mechanical Re-Inspections)

Contractor License Payment - (Contractor license first-time issuance or 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.

Past Due Judgement Payment 

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

Police / Fire Department Services

Registration Renewal link 

False Alarm Invoice Payment link 

Past Due Fire Alarm Payment link 

Health Department Services

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)

Funeral Director/Undertaker License (The City of Evanston will not be processing death certificates until further notice.)

Hen Coop License

Retail Tobacco Vendor License

Seasonal Food Establishment License (New and renewal)

Other Departmental Services

General Payment to the City of Evanston (Cannot be used for items listed above)

  • Rooming House/Lodging Establishment Fees)
  • Returned Check (Replacement Funds)

Pet Licenses- First-time applicants 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.