The City Legal Department cannot provide legal services to private citizens. For assistance with legal representation contact one of these organizations.
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No, unless there is an extreme extenuating circumstance, in which case, call the Legal Department at 309-494-8590.
The City Treasurer's Office, 419 Fulton Street, Room 100 at City Hall. You may pay by cash, check or money order through the mail or in person. As of this time, no electronic form of payment is accepted unless it is an Environmental Code Violation ticket. For this, you may pay by the above-stated directions, or pay online.
Only a licensed attorney or license property management company may appear on your behalf.
Contact Code Enforcement at 309-494-8654.
Contact your Inspector at Code Enforcement at 309-494-8600.
A ticket for tall weeds or other environmental violations are issued and if the fine is unpaid it becomes a case in Administrative Court. The ticket and subsequent court case is for the violation of the City Code. If the litter/weeds remain and the City has to pay a contractor to removes the debris or mow the weeds, a “work order” invoice will be sent to the property owner from Accounts Receivable. If unpaid, the invoice may be sent to collections and/or filed as a lien against the property.
Contact the Circuit Clerk's Criminal Division at 309-672-6000.
You may consult an attorney to represent your interest, file an answer to the complaint, or appear in court for your scheduled hearing date.
No, unless an Order granting ownership is issued by a Judge.
The Code for the City of Peoria requires that all non-owner occupied properties within the City must be registered (see Municode – Registration of Lots).
Contact Accounts Receivable at 309-494-8588.
The violation penalties are on a scale set by the Liquor Commissioner or Deputy Liquor Commissioner. The first and second violations, such as serving an underage person, are usually monetary fines. The third violation can result in a suspension or revocation of the liquor license.
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You must pay the amount of the lien and any costs associated with said lien at the City Treasurer's Office in City Hall. Upon receipt of such payment, the lien will be released. For an exact payoff of the amount contact the Legal Department at 309-494-8590.