Moving to Chicago and shipping a car!
We know thousands of reasons to move to Chicago. But we are not going to list all of them here. We will go over just a few. Then you can go back to the beginning of the page and check some important aspects of car shipping Los Angeles to Chicago! Or you can just call Corsia team and we will explain how shipping a car works!
Chicago is known as the City of Big Shoulders, or the Windy City. It is the place where Midwestern sensibility couples with the big city edge. It’s one of the best cities in the US! Home to everyone’s favorite Twinkies and the world’s first skyscraper. Being a gracious host, Chicago will invite you to a cup of its own Intelligentsia coffee that pairs so well with the city’s awe-inspiring skyline. We also wouldn’t be exaggerating if we said that in Chicago you’ll have some of the best meals in your life.
We can come up with a thousand good reasons to move to the Windy City: from the people to the food, to all the amazing things you can do every day.
The only downside to Chicago is the harsh winters. Hence, you’ll have to plan your wardrobe accordingly and most likely rethink your car maintenance routine, if you are planning to rely on your four wheels and not on Chicago public transit. For that matter, you may find our winter car maintenance guide helpful.
Being a driver in Illinois
Once you become a Chicago resident, you will have 30 days to get Illinois license plates. To get your vehicle registered you will need to purchase Illinois auto insurance. Check with your local Illinois Secretary of State for the most current vehicle registration fees and requirements.
If you are planning on keeping your car within the City of Chicago limits, you will need to get a City Vehicle Sticker. You’ll have the same 30 days from your move-in date to purchase and display a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. You can easily purchase it online or in person at a convenient Currency Exchange location or at one of the following City Clerk Locations.
- City Hall (121 N. LaSalle, Room 107)
- City Clerk South Side Satellite Office (5674 S. Archer Ave, Unit A)
- City Clerk North Side Satellite Office (5430 W. Gale St)
From the moment you officially become an Illinois resident, you will have 90 days to apply for your Illinois drivers license.
Last piece of advice – beware when parking your car on the street!
Street cleaning and sweeping really is a thing in Chicago. If your car is in the street cleaner’s path, it will get towed. Sorry. To avoid the stress of verifying and remembering when the city workers will be sweeping your street, get a Sweep Tracker App for street cleaning alerts and reminders. And after these few details about Chicago we encourage you to learn more about moving to Chicago! It is worth it! The moving and the learning!