Citation Dispute Form
We at the Carpentersville Police Department have the responsibility
of enforcing the laws and ordinances of the Village of Carpentersville.
We take great pride in serving the community and it is our belief that
with the cooperation of the residents and visitors of the village in
obeying its laws and ordinances, Carpentersville is and always will be a
wonderful place to live, work, and visit.
Occasionally, a resident or visitor to the village may violate those
laws and ordinances. Most often enforcement action takes the form of a
written citation, and we recognize that occasionally a resident or
visitor to the village may not agree with the violation noted in a
citation they have received. Therefore, the department has developed a
dispute form to provide a means to state a disagreement and present any
supporting documentation or evidence to the Police Department Hearing
Officer. The hearing officer will examine, research, and review the
information and evidence presented and make a determination as to the
status of a dispute: either “appeal denied” or “citation voided”. The
hearing officer will then notify you in writing as to that disposition.
If you are not satisfied with the response received and you have
additional information to support your position, you may request a
hearing. You may have a hearing scheduled only after you have followed
this first step and by returning a copy of the response you received
with a request for a hearing. The hearing officer will review your
request for a hearing and reply with a date and time for your hearing or
a reason that your request for a hearing was denied.
In order to respond to your dispute in a manner that will give you the
best and fullest consideration, we ask you to complete the following
form and return it to us with any documentation, evidence, and
communication that may help you in expressing your position.
Documentation and evidence may take the form of receipts, bills of sale,
evidence of relocation such as leases, utility bills, or similar items.
Photographs will not be accepted as evidence due to the inability to
verify that the situation as depicted in the photograph is the exact
situation when the citation was issued. If a dispute arises from one of
two different village tag violations, consideration must be given to the
nature of the violation as noted on the citation and the individual’s
situation. Title 10 - Vehicles and Traffic of the Municipal Code
addresses the failure to purchase and/or failure to properly display a
current village sticker in the windshield of the vehicle. You may be
found guilty of one or the other depending on the circumstances. Proof
of the purchase of a village sticker will not relieve you of the
responsibility of paying the fine if you are cited for “Failure to
Display” if that sticker is not in the windshield at the time the
citation was issued. Furthermore, lack of knowledge of, or disagreement
with a village ordinance or dissatisfaction with how other issues within
the village have been handled, are not grounds for relief.
If you believe you have a viable dispute, please complete the following
form and return it within 30 days of the issuance of the citation, with
any documentation or evidence and the citation to:
Carpentersville Police Department
Ordinance Violation Citation Dispute Form
1200 L.W. Besinger Drive
Carpentersville, Illinois 60110
Dispute forms received later than 30 days after the violation will not
Citation Dispute Form
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