Citation Payment
Respondents can pay their tickets and avoid going to hearing ONLY IF the ticket gives the respondent the option of paying in lieu of attendance and the payment is timely submitted. Once a JUDGMENT IS ENTERED then a Respondent is REQUIRED to pay the judgment amount, NOT the amount stipulated on the citation.
Payments by Mail
ONLY Check and Money Order are accepted for mail-in payments. Payments by mail can be made for all types of administrative citations and judgments, with the EXCEPTION of Revenue Collection/Use Tax (RC/RT). Payments can be mailed to:
Cook County Department of Revenue
PO BOX 641547
Chicago, IL. 60664-1547
In-Person Payments
Check, Money Order, and Cash are accepted for in-person payments. Respondents can pay in-person for all types of administrative citations and judgments, with the EXCEPTION of Revenue Collection/Use Tax (RC). In-person payments can be made at:
Cook County Department of Revenue
118 N. Clark St. Rm. 1160
Chicago, IL. 60602-1304