Contest Your Parking Ticket

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You have 10 days from the date of issuance to contest a parking ticket.  If you contest your ticket within the 10-day filing period, no penalties will be assessed while your case is being reviewed. 

Once a ticket has been contested, you may not resubmit it for review again through the City of Evanston.  However, you may appeal the determination by the City of Evanston by filing a request for an Administrative Review within 35 days of the final disposition with the Skokie Circuit Court located at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077.

You may only use ONE of the following methods to contest your ticket:

Contest Your Parking Ticket Online

Contest Your Parking Ticket by Mail

To contest your parking ticket by mail, mail the ticket with the name and address sections completed, a legible written/typed statement of facts, and if applicable, all supporting evidence (e.g. photographs, receipts, etc.) to the address listed below (not to the P.O. Box address on the yellow envelope included with some tickets.) 

On the ticket, check off the box requesting By Mail.  If no box is available, please write WRITTEN HEARING REQUEST either on the ticket or within the text of your written contest if not using the Written Contest Form.pdf.   

Mailing Address:

City of Evanston
Hearings Division
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 2700
Evanston, IL 60201-2700

Remember to retain copies of all documents submitted for your records.

Contest Your Parking Ticket In-Person

If you should have any questions regarding this process please contact the Hearings Division at 847-448-8163.