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How do I dispute a parking ticket?

Limited to parking tickets issued by the City of St. Charles Police Department.

If you believe that a parking ticket was issued improperly, you may appeal by filling out a Parking Ticket Review Form online or filling out the form at the Police front desk Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., or Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Or you may request a hearing at the City’s monthly Administrative Adjudication by contacting the Police front desk at 630-377-4435. Administrative Adjudication is a proceeding in front of a hearing officer who listens to evidence presented by the City of St. Charles and by the accused who then makes a determination of liability or non-liability. Such hearings can be utilized for non-criminal offenses that are punishable only by fine. The hearing officer is an attorney licensed by the State of Illinois. Illinois statutes allow for an appeal of the hearing officer's determination in the circuit court.

Such hearings allow the accused to present their case in a less formal atmosphere where the strict rules of evidence in the circuit court do not necessarily apply. The hearings are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, making these hearings much more accessible than the circuit court. These hearings are designed for a fair and efficient disposition of an alleged ordinance violation. All unpaid tickets will be sent through this process.

updated Jan 09, 2017