The Department of Administrative Hearings is an independent quasi-judicial body. The matters which come before us to be adjudicated relate to the public health, safety, welfare, morals and economic well being of the residents of the City of Chicago.


Contesting Parking Tickets 

For information for contesting tickets (Parking, Red Light and Automated Speed Enforcement) click here.

WebEx Virtual Hearings

Department of Administrative Hearings are conducting virtual hearings for certain case types.  If you have been notified that this option is available for your case, please click here for more information.

Motion To Set Aside the Default

General Order 20-3 from the Chief Administrative Law Judge motions to set aside the default can be submitted via email.

Please complete the MTSA form and chose one of the three following options:

     1.) email it to 

     2.) fax to 312.742.8222, 

     3.)  file in person at 400 West Superior. 

For email or fax requests, please allow at least three business days for you MTSA to be processed.  Resubmitting another request will delay the process.

DOAH will then schedule a hearing date on which this motion will be heard and send you notification to your email. Please include a daytime phone number on this motion.


For information and/or questions regarding the settlement of a violation, please contact the appropriate enforcing department. (Click Here)


Top Five Frequently Asked Questions

The top five answers to the most commonly asked questions.

The Hearing Process

An overview of steps from receipt of a notice of violation to the final decision of an Administrative Law Judge.

 Paying Administrative Hearings Fines Online

Make online payments for most Administrative Hearings cases.


Court Services

A no cost attorney legal advice help desk, sign interpreters for the hearing impaired and foreign language interpretation service for non-English speaking respondents.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact 312.742.8200.


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