The Village of Round Lake’s Adjudication Hearing process is designed to adjudicate, or settle, a wide range of cases involving violations of Village ordinances that were once heard in the Lake County Circuit Court. Hearings are conducted at Village Hall to provide a convenient location and method of contesting certain citations or notices of violation. The goal of the Adjudication Hearing process is to expedite the resolution of these violations.
An Adjudication Hearing is a civil, not a criminal, proceeding. Cases are punishable by fines and a variety of other penalties, but not by jail time. Under the Village’s Adjudication Hearing System, cases are heard by an Administrative Hearing Officer who is required to be an experienced attorney and has completed state-mandated training to impartially render case decisions in a professional, courteous, and fair manner. The Administrative Hearing Officer hears certain types, but not all, of cases in each of the following categories:
- Police-issued Citations (non-moving)
- Property Maintenance
- Municipal Code
Additional Information regarding the Adjudication process.