The Village of North Aurora’s Administrative Hearing process gives citizens the opportunity to contest violations of village ordinances which were previously heard in the Kane County Circuit Court. This process expedites prosecutions, reduces expenses, and allows the circuit court to focus on more serious offenses. Administrative adjudication provides police officers and code enforcement officers the ability to issue citations for village ordinance violations without criminally charging a person. These hearings are also more convenient to citizens who wish to contest a village ordinance violation.
An administrative hearing is a civil, not a criminal, proceeding. Cases are punishable by fines and other penalties, but not by jail time. Cases are heard by an administrative hearing officer who is required to be an experienced attorney and has completed state mandated training to impartially render case decisions in a professional, courteous, and fair manner.
In an administrative hearing, the burden of proof required to prove a violation of a village ordinance is based on a preponderance of evidence. It differs from a criminal proceeding in which the burden of proof required to prove guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt.
Administrative adjudication is responsible for prosecuting parking violations, administrative tows, animal citations, and various other village ordinance violations. The hearings are conducted at the North Aurora Police Department Community Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and start promptly at 5:00 pm.
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Questions about the adjudication process can be directed to the adjudication administrator at (630) 897-8705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view the Village Code related to Administrative Adjudication.
KANE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
The Village of North Aurora’s Administrative Hearing process is not affiliated with the Kane County Circuit Court. If you need to contact the county circuit court regarding a ticket or court case, please call the circuit clerk’s office at (630) 232-3413.