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Adjudication Hearings

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. 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 have completed a 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)
  • Parking
  • Property Maintenance
  • Municipal Code

Additional Information regarding the Adjudication process.