Do I need to attend the hearing?

If the citation and ordinance allow you to pay a settlement amount in lieu of attending at hearing, you may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing date and the matter will be concluded upon your plea of liable and payment of the fine.  The Village will not charge the additional $15 court costs for those matters settled prior to the hearing date.  If the citation is marked “must appear”, you must appear at the hearing. You may be given an opportunity to settle the matter immediately prior to a hearing taking place. Court costs will be imposed for such situations.

If you are not a resident of the Village you may contest certain violations by mail.  You will need to send a signed and notarized statement within 30 days of receiving violation notice.

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1. What is Administrative Adjudication?
2. Why was I issued a complaint/ticket?
3. What do I do if I receive a citation?
4. Do I need to attend the hearing?
5. What should I bring to my hearing?
6. What do I do when I arrive for my hearing?
7. Who may participate in the hearing?
8. How do you settle a case?
9. How is the hearing conducted?
10. What if I am found liable?
11. What if I am found not liable?
12. What if either side disagrees with the Judge’s decision?
13. What happens if a citation is ignored or you fail to appear?
14. What can I do about a default judgment?
15. What happens if someone does not comply with the Judge’s order?
16. How can I pay a fine?