Administrative Hearing - Vehicle and Parking Violations

How to Contest a Ticket

The Village offers two ways to contest a ticket.  The yellow page attached to the back of the ticket (shown to the right) has full instructions.

You may contest a ticket within the 21 days of the date of issuance. Grounds for contesting a ticket include:

  1. The cited vehicle or license plate was stolen at the time the violation notice was issued.
  2. The ticket contains inaccurate information to the extent that the facts fail to establish that the violation occurred.
  3. You were not the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle on the date of violation.
  4. Other verifiable information exists which proves that the violation did not occur.

Contest a Ticket By Mail
To contest a ticket by mail you may submit the yellow form (as to the right) and a letter explaining the grounds you have for contesting the ticket before 21 days from date of issue.  Include copies of all evidence and:

 

Mail to:
Village of Skokie
Box 264
5127 Oakton St
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Deliver to:
Skokie Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street, first floor Collections window
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Village Hall is closed on Saturdays.  The Village apologizes for any inconvenience.  Payments for Village of Skokie water bills, parking tickets and other non-moving violations, and miscellaneous invoices may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week online by clicking here 

Drop off:
Drop off the information in the "drop box" located in the east parking lot near the corner of Floral and Oakton Streets (across the street from Skokie Village Hall) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please call the Parking Enforcement office at 847/933-8421 if you have questions. You will receive a letter confirming our receipt of your contest package.


Contest a Ticket in Person - Administrative Hearing
You or your designated representative may request Administrative Hearing within the 21 days of the date of issue of the ticket. You will have the opportunity to present your evidence in person.
  • Hearings are generally held on Wednesdays and attendance is by reservation only. 
  • Hearing times are scheduled every half hour beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 11:30 a.m.
  • Hearings are held in Skokie Village Hall, Council Chambers (first floor), 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie Illinois 60077.

To request a Hearing by mail complete the yellow form attached  to your ticket or write a letter requesting a Hearing date and:

Mail to:
Village of Skokie
Box 264
5127 Oakton St
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Deliver to:
Skokie Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street, first floor Collections window
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Village Hall will be closed on Saturdays during 2010.  The Village apologizes for any inconvenience.  Payments for Village of Skokie water bills, parking tickets and other non-moving violations, and miscellaneous invoices may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week online by clicking here

Drop off:
Drop off the information in the "drop box" located in the east parking lot near the corner of Floral and Oakton Streets (across the street from Skokie Village Hall) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please call the Parking Enforcement office at 847/933-8421 if you have questions. You will receive a letter advising you of the Hearing date and time assigned to you.

  • You have a one time opportunity to change your Hearing date prior to the date you are scheduled.
  • Your written request to change your Hearing date must be received by the Parking Enforcement office prior to the day of your scheduled hearing.
  • Request to change your hearing date must be mailed or delivered to the Village of Skokie, Parking Enforcement Division, Village Hall, Box 264, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois 60077.
  • If you pay the full amount of the ticket prior to the Hearing date you do not need to appear at the Hearing. Payment must be received by the Village prior to the Hearing date.
  •  If you fail to appear at your scheduled Hearing and have not paid the balance due on your ticket, a Determination of Liability will be entered against you by the Hearing Officer. Additional fees will be applied to the balance of ticket to a maximum fine of $250.00 to $350.00.

Results of Contesting a Ticket 

If you contested your ticket by mail you will receive a letter from the Administrative Hearing Officer within a few weeks giving you the results of the review based upon the evidence that you have submitted. If you contested in person the Hearing Officer will tell you the decision at the Hearing.  If you are found not liable for the contested ticket it will be closed.

If you are determined to be liable for the ticket either as a result of your written contest or your appearance at the Hearing but you did not make payment:

  • You will receive a letter from the Hearing Officer confirming that you are liable for the ticket and that payment must be made within 35 days. Additional fees may be assessed.
  • You have the right to seek a judicial review of the Hearing Officer's Determination through the Circuit Court of Cook County during this 35 day period.
  • Failure to make full payment at the due date will result in a Notice of Final Determination being mailed to you and the Village will begin collection activity.
  • Accumulation of 5 or more "Notices of Final Determination" against any one of your vehicles or against any one registered owner of multiple vehicles will make the any of the vehicles subject to immobilization (attaching a boot to the wheel of the vehicle).