Parking ticket (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
The city's 2012 budget passed unanimously, and along with it, so did a list of changes to parking fines and fees for those who drive in the city.
The Loop (South side of Congress Parkway to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, north side of Wacker to the North, west side of Wacker to the west): $5.75 per hour, up from $5.
Central business district: (South side of Roosevelt to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, north side of North Avenue to the north and west side of Halsted Street to the west): $3.50 per hour, up from $3.
Everywhere else: $1.75 per hour, up from $1.50.
Parking garages and lots
A $2 tax on top of parking garage and lot hourly rates downtown is being charged starting this year.
Exceeding the two-hour limit in the central business district increased from $50 to $60. Expired meter fines in all other areas remain $50.
The fine for failure to display a zoned residential parking permit increased from $60 to $75.
City sticker fees and fines
The fine for failure to display a city sticker jumped from $120 to $200. When all stickers expire in June, the fee for most vehicles increases from $75 to $85. For vehicles weighing 4,500 pounds or more, a sticker will increase from $120 to $135. Smaller-size trucks increase to $200, and large trucks will be $450 for a new sticker.
If a vehicle is impounded during an arrest, the fine jumped from $1,000 to $2,000 to get the car back. The fine is $3,000 if the crime happens within 500 feet of a school.
Suspended or revoked licenses
The fine for driving without a valid license doubled from $500 to $1,000.
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