The Corporation Counsel's Office also administers the Village's Scofflaw Program that involves collecting fines owed to the Village for unpaid parking tickets.
The Parking Division of the Finance Department processes initial parking ticket notices. When these notices are disregarded the matter is referred to the Corporation Counsel's Office.
Upon receipt of the delinquent parking ticket files, the Corporation Counsel files a civil law suit requesting a $750 fine. If there is no response to this lawsuit, the Village requests a judge to enter a default judgment which is ultimately recorded in the County where the defendant resides. The recording of the judgment can impact the defendant on a credit report or title search.