Where is the police department located?
The Addison Police Department is located at 3 Friendship Plaza, which is on the south side of Lake Street (U.S. Route 20), immediately east of J.F. Kennedy Drive and west of Addison Road and on the north side of Army Trail Boulevard, east of the Army Trail Boulevard/Kennedy Drive intersection.
Where is the DuPage County Addison Field Court located?
The DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Field Court (Courtroom AD) is located on the second floor of the Addison Police Department, 3 Friendship Plaza.
Where do I pay for traffic tickets?
No Court Appearance Required Tickets - Payments can only be accepted by the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Court Clerk either online at https://epay.18thjudicial.org; in-person at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton; or through the mail by using the affidavit given to you by the police officer. These payments must be received by the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Court Clerk no later than four (4) business days prior to the court date at the bottom of your traffic ticket. Failure to meet that deadline requires your appearance in Addison Field Court on the court date assigned to you. The Addison Police Department cannot continue your case or provide court dispositions from adjudicated court cases heard in Addison Field Court.
Must Appear Tickets - Payments will not be accepted by the DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk because of the "Must Appear" requirement. Your appearance can only be made on the court date and time that you have been assigned.
Where do I pay for Village of Addison parking or compliance tickets?
The Addison Police Department does not accept payment for any type of ticket or fine. Payment for all parking and compliance tickets can be made at the Village of Addison Finance Department located at 1 Friendship Plaza; through the U.S. mail; or online at www.violationspayment.com. Village Finance Department hours are as follows: Mondays from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. After hours, you can deposit your payment in the white mailbox located in the parking lot of the Village Hall. Please allow three (3) days for your payment to post. If you have any questions regarding your parking tickets, please contact the Police Department at (630) 543-3080.
Red light tickets can be paid with cash at the Village of Addison Finance Department. For information on the payment of red light tickets using other forms of payment, visit the Police Department's website at http://addisonpoliceillinois.org/traffic/redlight.shtml
I missed my court date at the DuPage County Addison Field Court. What should I do?
Contact the DuPage County Circuit Clerk's office at (630) 407-8600
How can I obtain a copy of a police report?
You can either come into the Addison Police Department and fill out a Freedom of Information form in person or download the form at http://www.addisonpoliceillinois.org/pdf/2012%20FOIA%20REQUEST.pdf . A valid photo I.D. must be presented to receive a copy of the requested incident report.
There is no charge for incident report requests that are less than 51 pages. Requests of 51 pages or more are 15 cents for each additional page. Photographs are $3 per print, CDs (audio) are $10 each, and DVDs (video) are $25 each. There is no fee for an inspection of records.
How do I get a Freedom of Information form?
You must either come into the Addison Police Department to get the form or download it at http://www.addisonpoliceillinois.org/pdf/2012%20FOIA%20REQUEST.pdf.
Do members of the Police Department solicit donations over the phone or through the mail?
No. The Addison Police Department's union, MAP #81, hires an organization to solicit for donations used for charitable events. To report a solicitor claiming to be a member of the Addison Police Department or to make a complaint about a solicitor/peddler, contact the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080. For information on whether or not a not-for-profit organization is legitimate, call the Attorney General's Office at (312) 814-3000.
Can someone solicit door to door in my neighborhood?
Yes. A solicitor is defined as any person going upon any premises and ringing the doorbell upon or near any door or creating any sound in any other manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of such residence for the purpose of doing or performing the following activities: Seeking to obtain orders for future delivery for the purchase of goods, wares, merchandise, food stuffs, services of any kind, character, or description whatever, for any kind of consideration whatever; seeking to obtain prospective customers for application or purchase of insurance of any type; seeking to obtain subscriptions to books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers and every other type or kind of publication; or seeking to obtain contributions on behalf of any charitable, civic, educational or religious organization. The solicitor must display an identification tag issued by the Village of Addison in order to solicit door to door. However, any one can simply distribute informational pamphlets door to door. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080.
How do I know if someone soliciting donations is legitimate?
To check if a non-for-profit organization is legitimate, contact the Attorney General's office at (312) 814-3000.
Can I make a complaint about a solicitor who was at my door?
Yes. Contact the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080.
What is the curfew in Addison and who does it apply to?
It is unlawful for a person less than 17 years of age to be present at or upon any assembly, building, place, street or highway from 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m., Friday and Saturday, and from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The curfew applies to all juveniles 16 years and younger.
What is the Village of Addison Red Light Photo Enforcement Program?
The Village of Addison Red Light Photo Enforcement Program is a program that will monitor intersections and capture video and still images of vehicles disobeying red lights. For more information about this program, visit http://www.addisonpoliceillinois.org/traffic/redlight.shtml
What are the parking restrictions on public streets in Addison?
Parking on public streets for more than thirty minutes is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Under special circumstances, call the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 for special parking permission.
Why does the Village prohibit overnight parking?
This ensures accessibility to snowplows, street sweepers and waste collection trucks.
If I receive a parking or other ordinance ticket, what are my options?
Depending on the ticket, you can either pay the fine or contest the violation at an Administrative Adjudication hearing. Note, however, that some ordinance tickets are “must appear” tickets. Check your ticket carefully.
How do I pay the parking or ordinance ticket?
You must pay the fine for the parking or ordinance ticket within ten days in order to receive a discount. There are three options when paying your fine: 1. In person at the Village Hall by cash, by a check or money order made payable to the Village of Addison or by credit card. 2. By mailing a check or money order to the Village of Addison. 3. By credit card by logging on to www.violationspayment.com. Your fine can be paid up until 4:30 p.m. on the day of your hearing.
How do I contest a parking or ordinance ticket?
To contest a parking or ordinance ticket, you must request a hearing date. There are three ways to request a hearing date: 1. By calling the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080. 2. In person at the Addison Police Department. 3. By emailing your request to email@example.com. If you request a hearing within ten days, your fine amount will be frozen at the discounted rate until the hearing officer’s decision.
What is the Administrative Adjudication Program?
The Administrative Adjudication Program is a program designed to handle parking and other ordinance tickets by using a hearing officer rather than a DuPage County Circuit Court judge, as was done in the past. Hearing officers, who are experienced attorneys, are required to undergo State-mandated training to be professional, fair and courteous.
What is the new fine structure and how does it work?
Under the Administrative Adjudication Program, a parking violator is given three opportunities to attend hearings on their case before the case is sent to a collection agency. Fines are discounted if paid on time, and the fine amounts (with one exception) have not changed. Each time a violator misses a hearing, the fine increases, up to the State-mandated maximum of $250.
What is the new handicapped parking fine?
The exception to the discount fine policy is the handicapped parking fine, which has been raised to $250.00, with no discount. This is in keeping with State law.
Do I have to update my signs before the police can enforce handicapped parking violations on my property?
Business owners with handicapped parking signs will have to update their signs with the current fine amount before the Police Department can enforce violations. The Village cannot pay for this or supply new signs.
What are compliance violations?
Compliance violations are defined as vehicle equipment violations (Illinois Vehicle Code, Chapter 12, as incorporated into the Addison Village Code).
I received a parking type ticket, but it is not a parking violation. Can you explain?
In addition to parking and compliance tickets, the following violations will be written on hang tickets and administratively adjudicated:
1. Animal violations.
2. Sprinkling violations.
3. Loud noise complaints.
4. Garbage violations.
When and where are the Administrative Adjudication hearings held?
Hearings are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the boardroom of the Village Hall.
Can I appeal to the DuPage County Circuit Court if I disagree with the hearing officer's decision?
Defendants have the option of appealing the hearing officer's decision to the DuPage County Circuit Court. Contact the Records Department at the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 for more information.
When do I use 911?
Call 911 for all police, fire or medical emergencies. Otherwise, contact the Addison Police Department non-emergency number at (630) 543-3080.
When calling 911, why does the dispatcher ask so many questions?
In order to prioritize the call, in order to determine how many police officers to send pursuant to policy and procedure, and in order to keep all parties safe.
Must I give my name, address and telephone number when calling to report a crime?
No, but it is preferred.
I lost my dog or cat. What should I do?
Contact the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 and provide the breed, color, sex and collar information for your pet. You should also contact DuPage County Animal Control at (630) 407-2800 to report your lost pet.
I found a dog or cat. What should I do?
Report the found animal to the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 and DuPage County Animal Control at (630) 407-2800. If you are unable to hold the animal, contact the Addison Police Department.
Do I need a license for my dog or cat?
No. See the Licenses/Permits page for more information.
Does my dog have to be on a leash when off my property?
Yes. All dogs must be leashed when off your property.
I have an injured bird/wildlife on my property. What should I do?
Contact the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn at (630) 942-6200 for an injured bird. Contact the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 for injured wildlife.
I have a feral cat on my property. What should I do?
The Addison Police Departments does not handle nuisance feral cats. It uses Feral Fixers, an organization dedicated to practicing and promoting trap-neuter-return (TNR) in DuPage County. Contact Feral Fixers at (630) 881-3977.
Does the Village rent animal traps to remove nuisance wildlife from my property?
Yes. Traps can be borrowed from the Addison Police Department. There is a $100 cash deposit required, which is returned when the trap is returned. You are responsible for trapping and relocating the animal. A wild animal release permit will be given for authorization to release the animal at an approved site.
Traps cannot be borrowed for skunks or raccoons. By state law, if you capture a raccoon, you must
(1) release it on the same property within 100 yards of where the animal was captured;
(2) surrender it to a licensed veterinarian who is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator; or
(3) humanely euthanize it by someone licensed to do so. Therefore, a private trapper should be contacted.
I own a firearm or ammunition that I no longer want. Will the Police Department dispose of it for me?
Yes. Bring the firearm or ammunition to the Addison Police Department.
Will the Police Department keep an eye on my home while I am on vacation?
The Addison Police Department will place a vacation watch on your residence for the midnight shift officers, but it is subject to the availability of the officer.
Will the Police Department come out and unlock my car if I accidentally locked my keys in it?
Yes. The Addison Police Department will unlock your car if you accidentally lock your keys in the vehicle. Contact the Police Department non-emergency number at (630) 543-3080.
My landlord is trying to evict me. Can he do that?
In order to evict a tenant, a landlord must go through the proper eviction procedure through the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. If you have any questions regarding your tenant rights, contact the DuPage County Sheriff's Office at (630) 407-2400.
Why can't I pay my ticket here? Why do I have to go to Wheaton?
The court is a convenience provided by Wheaton, and the space is rented. We do not have any files in this building and you must call 630-407-8600 for information (the Clerk)