Please be advised that due to the newly revised ordinance, residential pickup trucks will no longer need a truck sticker.
Commercial and Non-Commercial Residential Truck Parking
Municipal Code Revision: Chapters 9-64 and 9-68 of the Municipal Code of Chicago
In an effort to update an outdated section of Chicago’s parking restrictions which adversely affects small, non-commercial pick-up truck owners and their ability to park on business and residential streets in the City, Section 9-64-170 of the Municipal Code has been revised.
The Revised Ordinance will ensure that non-commercial pick-up trucks weighing less than 8,000 pounds can park in the City of Chicago – provided certain conditions are met:
- If the non-commercial pick-up truck is owned by a City Resident and has a valid City Sticker, the owner may park the vehicle on a Residential or Business street.
- If the non-commercial pick-up truck is owned by a Non-Chicago resident, (e.g. a visitor from the suburbs) and does not have a valid Chicago City Wheel Tax License, the owner may park the vehicle on a Business street.
Commercial pick-up trucks, junk vehicles, and any pick-up truck weighing more than 8,000 pounds are still prohibited from parking on ANY residential and business streets.
Benefits of the Revised Ordinance:
- Ensures a lightweight pick-up truck, which weighs less than most large SUV’s, can park on Residential and/or Business streets when certain conditions are met.
- The revised Ordinance will allow out of town visitors to park a small pick-up truck on a Business street, but will ensure they do not affect residential street parking.
- The revised Ordinance maintains a strict weight restriction of 8,000 pounds or less.
- The revised Ordinance requires pick-up trucks who park on Residential streets to have a City of Chicago Wheel Tax Emblem (City Sticker)- thereby combating possible revenue loss.
- The revised Ordinance eliminates an outdated and complex system of review and ensures equal treatment of pick-up truck owners.
- The revised Ordinance eliminates the red tape residents must deal with under the current truck parking permit program.
- The revised Ordinance eliminates the burdensome requirement for pick-up truck owners to have their truck parking permit renewed every year.
- The revised Ordinance ensures that “Commercial” and “Junk” vehicles are prohibited from parking on Residential and Business streets.
- Finally, the revised Ordinance MAINTAINS all other existing parking requirements- including regulations.
Contractor Parking Placard
Section 9-64-170(a)(3) and (b)(3) of the Municipal Code of Chicago allows a contractor who is actually engaged in delivery, service or repair work at a particular address for a particular customer to park their vehicle within a reasonable distance of the address where such work is being performed if:
- The vehicle is emblazoned with the business name and business license number of its owner; and
- The customer’s address is clearly displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard; and
- The vehicle is lawfully parked in accordance with the general parking requirements of this Code.
Parking is permitted only while such work is actually being performed and at no other time. If a service vehicle permit is required under Section 9-68-060, such permit must be obtained.
For a copy of the Contractor Parking Placard form click here.