City Ordinance Violations
COVID-19 related changes to City of Champaign Ordinance Violations, Notices to Appear, and City Court can be found here.
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
Examples of crimes that can be considered ordinance violations:
- Minors in Possession of Alcohol
- Resisting/Obstructing an Officer
Due to health and safety concerns, the City of Champaign is temporarily suspending in-person payments.