Welcome to the 44th Ward. As your Alderman I am committed to making the 44th Ward the best place to live, work, dine and shop in the City of Chicago. Below is information to help you get acclimated to living in the Ward.
Please sign up for my newsletter here: https://www.44thward.org/news/newsletter/. The newsletter is sent out weekly, generally on Thursday afternoons and contains information on upcoming events, City Council, Construction information, Wrigley Field Updates and much more.
City of Chicago Vehicle Sticker/Residential Permit Parking
All Chicago residents are required to purchase a City of Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of moving to the City. Your City Sticker has the option to add Residential Permit Parking (Zone 383). Residents are highly encourage to purchase the optional residential permit parking with the City Sticker. All residential streets West of Broadway have residential permit parking signs. Those living East of Broadway are eligible to add residential permit parking although there are no permit parking signs. This enables those living East of Broadway the ability to park on residential streets West of Broadway.
If you are parking on a residential street that requires a Residential Parking permit, you must display a residential parking guest pass until you purchase your City Sticker/Residential Permit.
For information on where to purchase a City Sticker and the required documents, please visit the City Clerk’s website WWW.CHICITYCLERK.COM
Residential Parking Guest Passes
Our office sells residential parking guest passes for residents of the 44th Ward. Please note, our office cannot create new records in the City Clerk’s database. You will need to either go directly to the City Clerk’s office to purchase stickers or email (EZBUY@CITYOFCHICAGO.ORG) a request to create an account to purchase residential parking guest passes. Please provide proof of residence (Current Lease, Mortgage Statement or Utility Bill) and Photo ID. For a complete list of acceptable documents, click
here: https://www.chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/about-parking-permits. Note: residential parking guest passes expire December 31st each year.
Cubs Night Game Parking
Residential Permit Parking Zone 383 imprinted on your City Sticker or a properly completed and displayed residential parking guest pass are acceptable to park on Cubs Night Games on any residential street in the Ward. Signs are posted in the 44th Ward from Belmont to Grace and Halsted to Ashland “No Parking Tow Zone Cubs Night Games 5pm-10pm. Vehicles not displaying a residential zone 383 parking permit or guest pass by 5pm are subject to ticket and tow.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation performs street cleaning monthly from April 1st through mid-November. The street cleaning schedule is posted here: https://www.44thward.org/services/streetsweeping/. Signs are posted approximately 2 days in advance. Vehicles not moved by 9am on the day of posted street cleaning are subject to ticket.
No Parking Residential Move Signs
Our office offers complimentary NON-ENFORCEABLE No parking Residential Move Signs. You are required to pick up and post signs at least 48 hours in advance. For additional information, click here: https://www.44thward.org/services/no-parking-signs-residential-move/.
Garbage and Recycling
Residents living in properties with 4 units or less are eligible to receive City Garbage Service. Black and Blue carts are provided for garbage and recycling collection. Black carts are picked up weekly, Blue Carts every other week. Residents are responsible to keep garbage and recycling carts from overflowing. If you need additional carts and have storage area available, please notify our office via email: Ward44@cityofchicago.org or call 311.
Please breakdown all boxes to prevent overflowing of Blue Carts.
If you have large items to discard, they should be placed neatly next to your garbage containers the night before of morning of garbage pickup day. Please refrain from blocking the alley or adjacent neighbors with large items.
Residents living in properties with more than 4 units should contact their property manager for information on recycling and bulk item disposal. The City of Chicago does not provide garbage service to properties with more than 4 units.
Electronic Recycling & Household Chemicals
Dispose of your household chemicals responsibly and recycle your old computers by dropping them off at the City’s permanent Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street (two blocks east of the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street). For information on acceptable items and hours of operation, click here: https://www.44thward.org/services/streets-sanitation/.