today at 2:43 pm
As the city eases its way in to Phase 4 things are starting to feel a little more normal.
- The Lakefront and 606 trails are open
- Millennium Park is open.
- Restaurants are able to serve indoors.
All with guidelines and restrictions.
Thus it only follows that the temporary ban on ticketing and enforcement during the early phases of COVID is lifted.
In case you’ve gotten a little lax about checking parking regulations, not using your residential parking permits or paying deferred taxes, you once again need to become vigilant.
Beginning July 1, the City will use a staggered approach to phase in the collection of business taxes that have been deferred, as well as resume regular ticketing and collections.
The resumption of collection activities will be phased in over a few months. In addition to posting tax payment due dates online, DOF will be sending notices to taxpayers, utility customers and motorists about the compliance due dates and information about the City’s payment plan options. The temporary suspension of booting will continue.
Key dates to know:
Beginning July 1
- Late payment penalties will be assessed on past due utility balances.
- Past due payment plans will be defaulted.
- Collection and enforcement activities including booting will continue.
- Residential and municipal utility customers with payment due dates prior to June 30 will not be assessed additional penalties until July 1.
- Ticket enforcement activities will increase citywide including street sweeping violations.
Beginning July 15
- Certain deferred tax payments will become due.
- Motorists will receive a grace period through July 15 to purchase residential parking permits, city stickers and renew license plates before enforcement begins on July 16.
By clicking here, www.Chicago.gov/newstartchicago, residents can sign up for a 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 Chicago.gov/finance.
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