Parking and Compliance Administrative Hearings previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, April 15 and May 20, 2020, have been tentatively rescheduled for June 17 and June 24, 2020.
MOVE Citations, Building Code Violations, Tow/Impound and Red Light Camera Violations Administrative Hearings previously scheduled for April 7 and May 5, 2020 have been tentatively rescheduled for June 2, 2020.
The Village of Homewood’s Office of Administrative Adjudication hears a wide range of cases involving violations of municipal ordinances. Previously, these cases were heard only in the Cook County Circuit Court (Markham, IL). Having hearings at Village Hall expedites resolutions, reduces litigation expenses, and allows the Circuit Court to focus on more serious offenses. It is also more convenient for residents who wish to contest a ticket or other citation.
An administrative hearing is a civil, not a criminal, proceeding. Cases filed in adjudication are punishable by fines and a variety of other penalties, excluding jail time.
Under the administrative hearing system, an administrative law judge hears cases, not the Village entity that issued the ticket, complaint or notice of violation. Law judges, all of whom are experienced attorneys, are required to undergo State-mandated training to be professional, fair, and courteous.
The Office of Administrative Adjudication hears, or may hear in the future, the following types of cases:
- Police issued tickets
- Fire Code violations
- Public passenger vehicle violations
- Building Code violations
- Property maintenance violations, such as weeds, tall grass, peeling paint, etc.
- Zoning violations
- Animal violations
- Bicycle tickets
Contact the Police Department at 708-206-3430 regarding any questions about Administrative Adjudication.