City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

City of Champaign Temporarily Suspends Issuing Certain Licenses and

Extends Payment Due Dates in Response to COVID-19

Because of the emergency safety measures being implemented by the City of Champaign to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce public exposure, and in recognition that many of our local businesses may be facing financial challenges during this time, the Champaign City Manager has authorized the following actions:

License Issuance

Effective immediately, the City of Champaign temporarily suspends issuance of the following new licenses through April 30:

  • Raffle Licenses and Drawings
  • Charitable and Commercial Solicitation
  • Carnivals
  • Places of Amusements

Residents with questions about licensing should contact the City Clerk’s Office by email at cityclerk@champaignil.gov.

Special Event Permit Issuance

Effective immediately the City of Champaign temporarily suspends the issuance of new special event permits through April 30.

Residents with questions about special event permits should contact the Champaign Police Department by email at gregory.manzana@champaignil.gov

Extension of Payment Due Dates

To provide needed temporary relief for businesses, the City of Champaign will extend due dates to April 30 and waive late fees to April 30 for the following invoices and self-reported taxes: Food and Beverage Taxes, Hotel/Motel Taxes, Local Motor Fuel Taxes, and Multi-family Recycling invoices.

Parking Ticket Due Dates and Parking Fine Collection

For outstanding parking tickets and parking tickets issued, the City of Champaign will extend due dates and suspend late fees until April 30 and will pause collection efforts on delinquent tickets, including booting and towing vehicles.

City Ordinance Violations

Upon closure of the Champaign County Courthouse, hearings for City ordinance violations and small claims cases have been continued. Individuals will receive a notice of rescheduled court dates by mail from the City and/or County when the courthouse reopens. Late fees on these cases will temporarily be waived.

Tax Collection Hearings

Businesses with upcoming City tax collection hearings have an extended opportunity to pay their delinquent taxes, until April 30. As such, no hearing dates will be scheduled until after April 30. The City will notify businesses by mail of the rescheduled hearing dates. No further collection action will be taken during this time.

Please contact the City of Champaign Finance Department at 217-403-8940 if you have any questions. The City’s website https://champaignil.gov/finance/payments/ has also been updated with detailed information regarding how to make payments while City facilities are closed to the public.