Bicycle Violations

How to Settle a Bicycle Violation.

If you have received a city ordinance violation for a bicycle violation, you have three options to settle the case.

  •  Pay the fine amount listed on the Notice to Appear within twenty-one days of the violation pursuant to the instructions on the back of the Notice to Appear.
  •  Appear in court on the court date provided, where you can either contest the violation or plead guilty.
  •  If this is the first bicycle violation you have received within the City of Champaign, you may elect to participate in a Bicycle Diversion Program. This program is designed to teach bicycle safety and gain compliance to laws regulating movement of bicycles. If you successfully complete the program, your violation will be dismissed.

Bicycle Diversion Program

If you have received your first city ordinance violation for a bicycle violation, you may be eligible to participate in the City of Champaign’s Bicycle Diversion Program.  To be eligible for the program, you must not have previously completed the bicycle diversion program through the City of Champaign.

  1. Within twenty-one days of receiving the violation, register for the Bicycle Diversion Program and follow the instructions on the form.  This will take you to a bicycle safety quiz where you must complete the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels (33 questions total).
  2. Upon successful completion of the safety quiz, send your certificate of completion to the City of Champaign Legal Department, 102 N. Neil, Champaign, IL 61820 or
  3. When the Legal Department receives your certificate, they will dismiss your violation.  However, if your certificate is not received within twenty-one days of the original violation, the Legal Department will proceed with prosecution.

For more information, please contact the City of Champaign Legal Department at or (217) 403-8765.

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  • Legal Department Contact Information

    City of Champaign
    Legal Department
    102 North Neil Street
    Champaign, IL 61820
    PH: 217-403-8765
    FAX: 217-403-8755

    The City of Champaign Legal Department's Illinois Supreme Court Rule 11 general email service address is:

    Rule 11 Service Addresses for Individual Staff Attorneys

    City Attorney
    Frederick C. Stavins

    Assistant City Attorney
    Joseph E. Hooker

    Assistant City Attorney
    Laura Hall

    Assistant City Attorney
    Jennifer Bannon

  • Foreclosures and Confirmation Orders

    Pursuant to Public Act 96-856

    Notices of Foreclosures and Confirmation Orders should be sent to the following address:

    Attention: Frederick C. Stavins, City Attorney
    102 North Neil Street
    Champaign, IL 61820