Beginning this month, the City will ramp up normal enforcement of certain vehicle violations that were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ticket enforcement will resume citywide for street sweeping on July 1, while booting will commence in early July, City sticker and Residential Parking Permit violations will be enforced mid-month and expired vehicle registration enforcement will begin in October.
Since March 18, when the City began sheltering in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lightfoot Administration temporarily suspended debt collection, non-safety vehicle impoundments and the issuance of compliance tickets to provide relief to residents experiencing increased financial pressure from the COVID-19 global pandemic. During the early stages of the reopening plan, the Department of Finance began notifying motorists about their outstanding debt and offering to restructure or restart their payment plans to avoid default. Now that the City has entered phase four of the reopening framework, debt collection and payment plan defaults will also resume.
The City encourages anyone who may need assistance with outstanding debt to visit New Start Chicago at www.Chicago.gov/newstartchicago where residents can sign up for flexible payment plans for tickets and utility bills with a lower down payment and up to 60 months to repay amounts due. Residents can learn more or make payments online at www.Chicago.gov/finance.
Ticketing enforcement dates to remember:
|Enforcement Date||Violation Type|
|July 16||Expired City Sticker & Residential Parking Permit|
|October 2||Expired Vehicle Registration*|