The City of Crystal Lake’s Administration Adjudication Division hears a wide range of cases involving violations of municipal ordinances that were once heard in the McHenry County Circuit Court.
What is Administrative Adjudication?:
- An Administrative hearing is a civil, not a criminal proceeding.
- Cases are punishable by fines and a variety of other penalties, excluding jail time.
- An Administrative Law judge hears cases, not the City 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.
Types of Cases:
The Administrative Adjudication Division hears, or may hear in the future, the following types of cases:
- Police issued tickets
- Fire code violations
- Building code violations
- Zoning violations
Benefits of Administrative Adjudication:
Hearings at City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014:
- expedite resolutions,
- reduce litigation expenses
- are more convenient for residents and visitors who wish to contest a ticket or other citation.
For questions regarding Administrative Adjudication, please contact the Administrative Law Judge’s Administrative Assistant at (815) 459-2020, extension 4273.