Administrative Hearing Process

Municipal Ordinance Violations

The City of DeKalb’s Administrative Hearing Process covers a wide range of cases involving violations of municipal ordinances. An Administrative Hearing is a civil action, not a criminal proceeding. Cases filed in Administrative Hearings are punishable by fines and a variety of other penalties, excluding jail time.

Administrative Hearing Officer

The Administrative Hearing Officer who hears cases is an experienced attorney who is required to undergo State-mandated training to be professional, fair, and courteous.

Types of Cases

The Administrative Hearings may include the following types of cases:

  • Administrative Tows/Vehicle Seizures
  • Fire Code Violations
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Parking Ticket Violations
  • Property Maintenance Violations
  • Restaurant, Bar and Package Liquor Tax Violations
  • Tobacco Violations

Request a Parking Ticket Hearing

Administrative Hearing Schedule

For More Information

For a detailed explanation of the Administrative Hearing Process, please review the Administrative Hearing Brochure (PDF). This brochure merely summarizes procedures. Chapter 17 (PDF) of the City of DeKalb Municipal Code regulates the hearings.