Low Cost Movers brings the truck, the trained crew and all the supplies you could need.
You, the customer, have the responsibility of providing us with a place to park the truck.
Picture these 2 very different scenarios. First, your moving truck arrives only to find no parking space big enough for the truck and must double park in the middle of the street or in an alley behind your building. Second, your moving truck arrives and slides right into a reserved parking space directly in front of your residence.
In the case where no parking space is available, our moving truck must drive around the block several times to see what options are available. Then, the truck is either parked far away from your residence resulting in a longer carry, and more time which you have to pay for, or the truck can double park in the street or alley. The crew will always ask you whether you want the truck double parked and the choice is yours, However, if the truck gets ticketed because of your request to double park, payment of the fine must be your responsibility.
If you have a reserved parking space directly in front of your residence, your move is more efficient, takes less time and costs you less.
The secret is to have Low Cost Movers take care of the paperwork, payment of the permit fees and satisfaction of Chicago insurance requirements.
A reserved parking area for our truck(s) must be obtained through the City of Chicago in advance of your scheduled move.
Low Cost Movers can obtain reserved parking permits for moves involving a Chicago address.
The permit must be ordered through our office at least 85 business hours before the move. The City of Chicago will then place ‘no parking’ signs at the address of the permit.
Your cost for a reserved parking permit is $75 per day for the first truck, plus an additional 25.00 per day for a second truck. These costs are never refundable. In addition to the permit cost, the City of Chicago may seek to collect lost revenue when the permitted area is within a paybox (meter) area. The exact charges will vary. In the ‘business district’, the cost can be as much as an additional $150 per day. Please contact a Low Cost Movers representative for details.
Alternatively, you and a friend can park two cars in legal spaces on the street in order to “save” a large parking spot for the truck and then move your cars when the truck arrives.
You can also apply for a reserved parking permit yourself.
To do so, visit https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/geoWardLookup.do and see who your alderman is and you can apply for a parking permit through them, usually at no charge.
You can also visit the following helpful websites where you can get additional information:
Call a Low Cost Movers booking specialist at 888.856.9267 for more information