Minimum Fines

Ordinance Violations
Minimum Fines
(Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015)

Persons charged with violating any of the Chapters or Sections of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 (“Code”), listed below may offer to settle the charge by paying the minimum fine set forth in this Table within twenty-one (21) days after the issuance of the Notice to Appear. The minimum fine related to a Chapter or Article below shall be the minimum fine for each Section within that Chapter or Article. The charge will not be filed with the Court if the settlement accepted is provided in Section 1-24 of the Code.

Section/ChapterTitleMinimum Fine
Chapter 3Advertising$185
Chapter 4Alarm Systems$185
Chapter 5Alcoholic Beverages
5-11License required (liquor)$330
5-42Posting of license (liquor)$185
5-43Service hours$185
5-44Sale to persons less than 21 years old and sale to intoxicated persons$330
5-45Presence of minors in liquor establishments; teen events$330
5-46Minors prohibited from tending bar$235
5-47Premises and business requirements$235
5-52Advice on avoiding compliance$235
5-53Name tag required$185
5-54Consumption by employee prohibited$330
5-61Consumption, possession and storage on unlicensed premises$330
5-62Possession prohibited on public property and business parking lots$185
5-62.1Carrying open liquor out of premises$185
5-63Transporting alcoholic liquor in motor vehicles$185
5-64Gambling devices and slot machines$235
5-65Purchases, possession of alcoholic liquors by person less than 21 years old$330
5-66Unlawful Use of Identification$330
5-67Adult responsibility$330
5-67.1Kegs: adult responsibility$330
5-67.2Kegs: purchases/possession without license$330
Chapter 5.5Ambulances$185
Chapter 6Amusements$185
Chapter 7Animals
7-4Cruelty to animals prohibited$235
7-5Keeping of animals other than domesticated pets$185
7-10Disturbing the peace (dogs barking)$185
7-12Dogs running at large; impoundment$185
7-14Removal of excrement$185
7-51Rabies vaccination required$185
Chapter 9Building and Building Safety Requirements$185
Chapter 13Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials
13-2Use of fire apparatus; interference$235
13-4Removal of fire apparatus restricted$235
13-6Careless smoking$185
13-8Burning leaves and rubbish in street prohibited$185
13-22Fireworks prohibited$185
All other sections in Chapter 13$185
Chapter 14Food and Food Handlers$185
Chapter 15Garbage and Disposal (unless issued under Section 15-62)$185
Chapter 16Health and Sanitary$185
Chapter 18Laundries and Dry Cleaners$185
Chapter 20Massage Establishments$185
Chapter 21Noise
21-14Specific prohibition – noise$235
21-32Sound amplification systems$185
21-33Noise – vehicle equipment$185
Chapter 22Property Code Enforcement and Property Maintenance Codes
22-40Compliance with property codes$185
22-823Nuisance party$330
Chapter 23Offenses
23-21Resisting or obstructing a peace officer$235
23-25Obstructing justice$235
23-43Reckless conduct$235
23-62Trespass generally$185
23-63Criminal trespass to governmental-supported land$185
23-64Breaking and entering$235
23-65Damaging City property$235
23-67Damaging property$235
23-68Theft generally$235
23-69Retail theft$235
23-70Theft of lost or mislaid property$235
23-80All sub-sections regarding graffiti$185
23-92Disorderly conduct$185
23-93Mob actions prohibited$235
23-94Disturbing lawful assemblies prohibited$185
23-95Aggressive panhandling prohibited$185
23-111Public indecency$235
23-112Public urination and defecation prohibited$185
23-127Gambling prohibited$235
23-128Lotteries (prohibited)$235
23-131Frequenting gambling places$235
23-138Possession of cannabis$330
23-139Possession of drug paraphernalia prohibited$330
23-156Throwing of dangerous materials$235
23-176Possession (weapons)$330
23-177Discharge (weapons)$330
23-211Curfew established; hours$185
23-212Permitting child to violate curfew$185
23-214Tobacco and minors$185
All other sections in Chapter 23$235
Chapter 24Parades, Assemblies and Public Gatherings$185
Chapter 25Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants$185
25-31License-charitable solicitation$235
25-55(a)License-transient merchant$235
25-55(c)Violation of transient merchant license$235
25-65(a)Unlawful entry; refusal to leave$330
25-65(d)Violation of posting$185
25-66(a)Sales on residential streets$185
25-67Lack of mobility$185
25-68Selling from vehicle$185
25-69Congested area selling$185
25-70Lack of zoning$185
25-71Standing in driving lanes$185
Chapter 28Second Hand Goods Dealers$185
Chapter 29Sewers and Water Drainage$185
Chapter 30Streets, Sidewalks and Public Ways$185
Chapter 33/ Art. IITraffic and Motor Vehicles – Driving Regulations$185
Chapter 35Vegetation$185
Chapter 36Vehicles for Hire$185

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