CHICAGO VEHICLE TAX MEDALLIONS
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The City of Chicago has issued Vehicle Tax Medallions/Plate begining in 1911. At first they were nailed to the outside of a car which almost always had wooden exterior trim, window frames and roof supports. Later the medallions were attached to the state license plate. In the early days of motoring, buttons were issued for the "automobilist" to wear in the lapel buttonhole of his duster. In 1931 the City of Chicago transitioned from a metal medallion/plate to window decals/stickers. Below is a pictoral representation of "Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallions" from 1911 through 1931. The City of Chicago continues to utilize the metal medallion/plate tag for motorcycles licensed in the city. To view "Chicago City Stickers" from 1931 through the present CLICK HERE. If you have an image of a Vehicle Tax Medallion which is not depicted below, please send an e-mail to info@chicagocop.com. We will gladly add the image to our collection.

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1900's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1908 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1908 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1909
1908
One-Horse
1908
Two-Horse
1909
One-Horse

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1909 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1909  
1909
Two-Horse
1909
Passenger Auto
 

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1910's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1910 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1910 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1910
1910
One-Horse
1910
Two-Horse
1910
Passenger Auto

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1910 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1911 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1911
1910
Passenger Auto $20
1911
One-Horse
1911
Two-Horse

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1911 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1911 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1912
1911
Passenger Auto $20
1911
Motorcycle
1912
One-Horse

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1912 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1912 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1912
1912
Two-Horse
1912
Passenger Auto $10
1912
Passenger Auto $20

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1912 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1913 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1913
1912
Demonstration Auto
1913
One-Horse Wagon
1913
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1913 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1914 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1914
1913
Motorcycle
1914
Light Delivery
1914
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1914 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1914 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1914
1914
Two-Horse Wagon
1914
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1914
Passenger Auto More Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1915 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1915 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1916
1915
One-Horse Wagon
1915
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1916
One-Horse Buggy

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1916 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1916 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1917
1916
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1916
One-Horse Wagon
1917
One-Horse Wagon

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1917 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1918 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1918
1917
Auto Truck
1918
One-Horse Wagon
1918
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1918 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1919 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1919
1918
Motorcycle
1919
Two-Horse Wagon
1919
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1919 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1919  
1919
Auto Truck
1919
Motorcycle
 

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1920's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1920 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1920 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1921
1920
Two-Horse Wagon
1920
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1921
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1922 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1922 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1923
1922
One-Horse Wagon
1922
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1923
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1924 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1924 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1925
1924
One-Horse Wagon
1924
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1925
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1925 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1926 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1926
1925
Passenger Auto More Than 35 H.P.
1926
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1927
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1927 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1927 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1928
1927
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1927
Auto Truck
1928
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1928 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1929  
1928
Auto Truck
1929
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
 

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1930's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1930 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1930 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1931
1930
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.
1930
Auto Truck Capacity Over 1 Ton
1931
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P.

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1931 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1938    
1931
Passenger Auto Less Than 35 H.P. Duplicate
1938
Demonstration Auto
 

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1970's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1972 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1974 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1975
1972
Motorcycle
1974
Motorcycle
1975
Motorcycle

Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1976 Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1978  
1976
Motorcycle
1978
Motorcycle
 

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1990's
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Chicago Vehicle Tax Medallion 1998    
1998
Motorcycle
   

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