CONTESTING IN PERSON
An individual may contest any violation in-person by attending the hearing date and time located at the bottom of the ticket or ordinance violation.
CONTESTING BY MAIL
Citizens who have been issued a ticket or ordinance violation may contest the alleged violation in writing without personally appearing at an administrative hearing. Written appeals should include all evidence you wish to be considered, such as documents, photographs, and written statements. Refer to the Non-Appearance at Hearing Request Form and complete it as instructed.
By executing the Non-Appearance at Hearing Request you are waiving your right for personal appearance and therefore, adjudication will be based on the statement and documents you submit and the facts contained on the violation notice. Your request must include any and all materials, photos, evidence, copies of parking permits or handicap placards, etc. that you believe will prove your claim.
The Non-Appearance at Hearing Request must be received by 5:00 pm the day before the hearing date on the bottom of the ticket.
Disputing a violation will only be handled at the administrative hearing, either in person or by use of the Non-Appearance at Hearing Request form. Disputes will not be handled in person or over the phone. Police department employees cannot void a citation, unless there is just cause. Only the hearing officer has the authority to dismiss a citation.
Your driver's license may be suspended should you fail to pay the fines or penalties for 10 or more vehicular, standing, parking, or compliance regulations under Section 6-306.5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/6-306.5), as amended. All notices will be mailed to the address of the vehicle's registered owner as recorded with the secretary of state.