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City Of Evanston News 2023 Wheel Tax Payment Period Open

Government and Politics

August 5, 2022

From: City Of Evanston

EVANSTON, IL - The payment period has now opened for Evanston residents to pay for their City of Evanston wheel tax, residential parking permits, and residential parking passes for 2023.

All vehicles registered through the Illinois Secretary of State to an Evanston address are required to pay an annual wheel tax. The 2023 wheel tax covers the period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. The deadline to pay the 2023 wheel tax is Friday, September 30, 2022.

How to Pay the 2023 Wheel Tax
Preprinted renewal notices will be mailed to residents this week with an online renewal ID (Link Code) and instructions. Residents who do not receive a letter by August 15 should contact 847-448-4311, or dial 311 in Evanston. Community members who've paid for their wheel tax online in previous years do not need to wait for their letter to renew.

Save time, pay online! Residents are strongly encouraged to pay for their wheel tax, residential parking permits and residential parking passes online using the City's convenient, free portal at cityofevanston.org/wheeltax.

Residents who previously elected auto renewal using the City’s online portal will have their payments automatically processed on September 23, 2022, and will receive an email this week notifying them. Residents can confirm their payment information and status using the online portal.

Pay by mail. Residents can also visit cityofevanston.org/wheeltax to print a wheel tax/residential permit application, and mail their completed application along with a copy of their vehicle registration to 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. Checks must be payable to "The City of Evanston"; do not mail cash. Completed applications can also be placed in the drop box located in the parking lot of the Morton Civic Center.

In-person payment. Residents can pay for their 2023 wheel tax or residential parking permit in person at the Morton Civic Center or Levy Senior Center.

Residents should bring their vehicle registration showing Evanston address and/or renewal letter when completing payment in person.

Additional Information
Wheel tax cost: The cost for the wheel tax for a regular passenger vehicle is $90. Compliance is checked by License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, which stores the license plates of all vehicles registered to an Evanston address, as the City no longer issues physical vehicle wheel tax stickers. Failure to pay the wheel tax may subject drivers to parking tickets. For all other rates, please visit cityofevanston.org/wheeltax.

Senior benefit card: Evanston seniors who are current Benefit Card holders qualify for a wheel tax discount. Seniors who do not yet have a Benefit Card but qualify based on age and/or income can apply by contacting aging@cityofevanston.org, or calling 847-448-4311.

Outstanding parking citations: All outstanding parking citations must be paid before obtaining a residential parking permit. For citation payments, or to look up citations for a vehicle, please visit evanston.rmcpay.com.

To find out about wheel tax rates for other vehicle types, senior discounts, and disabled veteran and active-duty personnel programs, please visit cityofevanston.org/wheeltax or call/text 847-448-4311.