Residential Parking Permits

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There are over 25 different Residential Parking Districts established in areas where there is high demand for on-street parking. 

The City has moved to stickerless residential parking permits, similar to the wheel tax. Parking permits will be checked by license plate. Since this is a new system the City is requesting proof of residency in order to purchase a residential permit. This will only need to be done once as this information will be saved for future renewal seasons.


To confirm your eligibility for a parking permit, please check your address status by visiting our aboutmyplace311 map to confirm your eligibility for a parking permit. 

If you previously received an exception to the qualifying residential zone list, please contact the City Collector's Office at 847-448-4311. 


Only residents who live within a specific residential area can purchase residential parking permits. Residents must also pay their Evanston Wheel Tax if their vehicle is registered to the City of Evanston through the Illinois Secretary of State. In order to purchase Residential Parking Permits, residents must provide the following:

1. Proof of current residence in the parking district; any of the following will suffice.

  • Valid Illinois ID with current Evanston address
  • Current signed lease (by both tenants and Landlord) or
  • Current utility bill (Gas, Electric, Cable, and Water only) that is less than 30 days old.

2. Purchase/proof of payment of annual wheel tax.

3. The current State Vehicle Registration is required to identify where the vehicle is legally registered.

4. Payment of all unresolved parking tickets.

One-day parking passes are available for vehicles belonging to friends and guests. Only residents, not visitors, are able to purchase one-day parking passes. Proof of residence within the district is required each time parking passes are purchased.

Pay Online

Pay for my parking permit only This is for non-wheel tax applicants who just need a parking permit only. Please check aboutmyplace311 to verify if your address is eligible for a parking permit.

Pay my new wheel tax and parking permit This is for a person with a new vehicle, paying for both a wheel tax and a parking permit, who has not yet registered with the City of Evanston or has not received a renewal form in the mail. Please check aboutmyplace311 to verify if your address is eligible for a parking permit.

Pay in-person or by mail 

In Person

Please use the envelopes provided to send the renewal forms by mail. You may also print the blank application and bring it to the Collector’s Office at 2100 Ridge Ave. Please call the Collector's Office at 847-448-4311 with any questions and we will be happy to assist you.

You must send in the form received by mail or print, fill out and return the blank application.

Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. 
The Collector’s Office regular hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25. 

Blank Application
Residents can also apply by mail or in person. Please mail in a completed application(s) along with payment(s) and required document(s) to the City of Evanston, Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Do not send cash. For additional information, please contact the City Collector's Office at 847-448-4311.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Collector's Office at 847-448-4311.