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Residential Parking Permits

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

Stickerless Residential Parking Permits

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

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.

Make a Payment

Pay Online

Pay for my parking permit Only

This is for non-wheel tax applicants who just need a parking permit only.

Pay for my 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.

Pay my new wheel tax and parking permit 

Please check aboutmyplace311 to verify if your address is eligible for a parking permit.

Wheel Tax Application Form

Wheel Tax Application

Pay In-person

The Wheel Tax Application may be printed and brought to the Collector’s Office.

Collector’s Office Hours and Location

Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25.

Additional information: 847-448-4311

Pay by Mail

Enclose, in the provided envelope, the completed application(s) along with payment(s)—cash not accepted and required document(s).

Mail to the City of Evanston

Collector’s Office
Evanston, IL 60201

Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Additional information: 847-448-4311