Chicago already has higher parking taxes than virtually every city in the U.S.  Yet, the budget proposal currently in front of the City Council would increase the tax even higher. Daily parkers currently pay $3.00 to the City of Chicago at the highest rate, plus an additional tax dollar to Cook County. Monthly parkers now pay $60 in taxes to the City plus $20 to the County. The Mayor's proposal would impose an additional $2 on daily parkers and an additional $40 on monthly parkers.

This tax hike would not apply to parking downtown on weekends, but only to motorists during the week such as those parking for work purposes. This means a weekday parker could face a $12.00 parking fee with $6.00 in additional tax, and a monthly parker with a $240.00 rate would pay $120 in additional taxes -- a 50% tax rate!

Monthly parkers at this rate would pay $1,440 per year just in taxes!

We believe this tax Parking Tax Hike "for congestion" is unnecessary:
If you think this is a good time for higher taxes in Chicago, do nothing.
If you think this is a terrible idea, call or email your alderman,  or call City Hall at 312-744-5000, and let your voice be heard.
If you are not a Chicago resident, tell your employer to speak to the City on behalf of their employees.

Thank you.

A significant tax hike for downtown parking
is punitive and unnecessary. High tax rates on
downtown weekday parkers is a bad for workers,
bad for business and economic development,
and not a solution to congestion.

Click below for the phone number and
email address of your Alderman and let him/her
know your opinion.

November 2,  2011
Parking Industry Unites to Express Opposition to Proposed Chicago Parking Tax Hike
November 1,  2011
Parking Group Says Tax Proposal May Increase Road Congestion
October 13,  2011
Labor and Parking Industry Join Forces to Block Increase on Parking Tax

Current vs Proposed Parking Tax Rates (October 2011)
Stop Congestion Tax flyer for download (October 2011)