City Ordinance Violations

The City of Champaign has a set of local municipal rules known as the City Code. Violations of the City Code are known as Ordinance Violations. Ordinance Violations are not considered criminal matters (such as traffic, misdemeanor and/or felony charges, which are prosecuted by the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office). Ordinance Violations are civil in nature and the consequences of these violations are monetary fines.

Examples of crimes that fall solely into the ordinance violation category:

  • Loud Music
  • Fighting

Examples of crimes that can be considered ordinance violations:

  • Minors in Possession of Alcohol
  • Assault/Battery
  • Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

Ordinance Violation Minimum Fine Chart

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