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The Department of Administrative Hearings is an independent quasi-judicial body. The matters which come before us to be adjudicated relate to the public health, safety, welfare, morals and quality of life of the residents of the City of Chicago.

Top Five Frequently Asked Questions

The top five answers to the most commonly asked questions.

The Hearing Process

An overview of steps from receipt of a notice of violation to the final decision of an Administrative Law Judge.

Hearing Facility Locations

The address, telephone number and operating hours for each facility.

Paying Administrative Hearings Fines Online

Make online payments for most Administrative Hearings cases.

Contesting Parking Tickets Online

Contest Parking, Compliance, Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement violations online using the City’s new eContest system.

Court Services

A no cost attorney legal advice help desk, sign interpreters for the hearing impaired and foreign language interpretation service for non-English speaking respondents.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Assistant Manager of Administrative Adjudication Sandra Heidt at 312.742.8200.


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Department Main Office

Administrative Hearings

  • Phone: 312.742.4747
    TTY: 312.742.8249
    Fax: 312.742.8248
  • 740 North Sedgwick Street
    Chicago, IL 60654   
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