Parking

City Stickers
The City Sticker and Residential Zone Stickers are managed by the Chicago City Clerk’s Office. There are many different types of parking throughout the City of Chicago. Every vehicle in Chicago must have the Chicago City Sticker, which must be renewed every year or two years depending on the type of sticker you purchase. You can learn more about City Sticker Sales by clicking here.

Residential Zone Parking
Some areas are designated for the residents who live there. You must  obtain a Residential Zone Parking sticker from the City Clerk in order to park in a designated area. In areas where zone parking exists, you should be able to locate your zone number on the signs on your block that designate the area for zone parking. For more information about zone parking, please visit www.chicityclerk.com.

Pick Up Truck Stickers
The City of Chicago does not allow for service vehicles to park on residential streets in order to preserve parking for regular sized vehicles. However, some Alderman including Alderman Dowell have made exceptions for pick up trucks. If you have a pick up truck and live in the Third Ward, you need to obtain a free pick up truck parking sticker at Alderman Dowell’s Ward office (5046 S. State).

Soldier Field Event Parking Restrictions
Parking restrictions are in place for the South Loop from Roosevelt Road to Cermak Rd. from Lake Shore Drive to Clark St. during all Chicago Bears football games and many other Soldier Field events, Wintrust Arena events have been removed from the parking restrictions. Vehicles parked in the South Loop without a valid Soldier Field Event Parking Pass,Soldier Field Event Guest Pass or Residential Permit Parking pass (for Residential Permit Parking Streets ONLY) are subject to ticketing or towing. Cars displaying Residential Permit Parking Passes or Residential Permit Parking Guest Passes are considered compliant with the Soldier Field Event Permit Parking Program if they are parked on the associated Residential Permit Parking street.

2017-2018 Soldier Field Event Parking placards are good through the END of August 2018. New 2018-2018 Soldier Field Event Parking Passes are mailed to residents with vehicles registered in the South Loop by the Chicago Department of Finance, which will complete the mailing by the second week of August 2018. If you do not receive your pass in the mail by the end of the second week of August, you can contact Alderman Dowell’s Office for replacement passes. You will need to show proof of residency to receive replacement passes.

For a complete list of Soldier Field events, please visit www.SoldierField.net/event. All Soldier Field events are subject to change, including cancellation or the scheduling of additional events. It is your responsibility to adhere to the parking restrictions in place.

White Sox Parking
Similar to Soldier Field parking, people who live in Wentworth Gardens or in any area designated for no parking on game/event days will need to come by Alderman Dowell’s office to obtain a free White Sox Parking sticker. You can also get up to two guest passes for your visitors.

Got a Ticket?
Parking tickets can be issued for a variety of reasons. The most common are related to parking meters, street sweeping, and red light/speed cameras. If you feel you have been written a ticket in error, you can contest in writing or in person. For more information about how to contest a ticket, call the City Clerk’s Office at 312-744-6770, click here, or contact Allyson Allison at (773) 373-9273.