Types of Tickets

La Grange Park Police Department officers issue several different kinds of citations based upon the kinds of infractions they encounter. Each citation serves a different purpose and is resolved in a different way.

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C Citations

C Citations are compliance tickets issued at the local level and are distinguished by numbers in the top right corner of the citation that begin with the letter “C” (Example: C0-050-000):

  • C citations are issued at the discretion of the officer and are oftentimes written to keep drivers from incurring state charges on their driving records.
  • C citations are not warnings, they are actual tickets that must be paid or adjudicated in court.
  • These tickets are commonly written for equipment violations, including but not limited to seatbelt infractions, no front license plate, driving while using a cell phone, registration violations, etc. C citations do not go against the driver’s record.
  • Not all infractions can be written on a C citation. Only those that have been approved by the La Grange Park Village Board and incorporated into Local Ordinance are eligible.
  • Fines for C citations are $40 and escalate to $80 if not paid within the initial 10 day grace period.
  • Fines may be paid by cash, check, or credit card in person at the Police Department’s front desk, by mailing a check in the envelope provided with the ticket, or by credit or debit card.  To receive the link to pay online, please call  the Police Department during regular business hours at (708) 352-7711 ext. 203 or  ext. 204. 
  • Individuals who wish to contest a C citation and request a court date are required to do so in person at the Police Department’s front desk during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note: C Citation fines that are not paid in a timely fashion are subject to collection activity, up to and including submission to the Illinois Comptroller’s Office Local Debt Recovery program.

View a detailed listing of the specific ordinances enforced in the Village of La Grange Park.