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What To Do When Issued a Parking or Ordinance Citation

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PAYING A CITY OF JOLIET PARKING OR ORDINANCE CITATION

Online: Visit https://www.joliet.gov/i-want-to/pay and follow the promoted instructions.

By Phone: Call 815-724-3820 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

In Person: Bring the violation to Joliet City Hall (150 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60432) Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. A drop box is also available outside of City Hall as well. 

By Mail: Mail the violation with a check or money order payable to the "City of Joliet" to City of Joliet Legal Department.  Make sure to include the citation number on the check or money order.

City of Joliet
Attn: Legal Department
150 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

CONTESTING A CITY OF JOLIET PARKING OR ORDINANCE CITATION

In Person: You must appear at the hearing date and time printed on the violation!  Hearings are held on the 2nd floor Council Chambers at Joliet City Hall (150 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60432).

By Mail: Mail a copy of the violation (they will not get returned) to City of Joliet Legal Department. Include a signed statement setting forth the facts that establish a defense with your name, address, daytime phone number. Also enclose copies of any evidence to show that you are not liable. Include the citation number on all supporting documents. A decision will be mailed to you. If you are found liable, hearing costs will be added to the fine.

City of Joliet
Attn: Legal Department
150 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432

***Should you fail to pay the indicated fine, fail to contest the violation PRIOR to the hearing, or fail to appear at a require hearing, a determination of liability may be entered against you. A maximum fine of $750.00 may be imposed, pursuant to Section 1-8 of the City of Joliet Code of Ordinances, in addition to hearing cost.***