Chronic Parking Violator

On January 21, 2021, the Village Board passed an amendment to the parking ordinance to create the "Chronic Parking Violator" provision.  This provision allows for the towing of vehicles, parked on a public way, after receiving a fifth parking violation in a calendar year (January 1 to December 31).  Notice will be sent to vehicle owners upon receiving their fourth violation, advising them that any subsequent violations will cause their vehicle to be towed.   Notices will be sent, via regular US Mail, to the address listed on the vehicle's registration. 

Click here for an informative pamphlet about the program.

Below is a copy of the ordinance. 

Ordinance No. ORD-2021-2
An Ordinance Amending the Village Code of the Village of Woodridge
Title 6, Chapter 11, Section 6 - Chronic Parking Violator

WHEREAS, the Village of Woodridge (the “Village”) is a home rule municipality in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970;

WHEREAS, the Village has the authority to adopt ordinances and to promulgate rules and regulations that pertain to its government and affairs that protect the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens;

WHEREAS, regulating on-street parking is in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village; and

WHEREAS, the Corporate Authorities have determined it to be in the public interest to amend Title 6, Chapter 11 of the Woodridge Village Code (the “Code”) to include an Ordinance for Chronic Parking Violators, and to set certain conditions with respect to such Ordinance, all as set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodridge, DuPage, Will and Cook Counties, Illinois, as follows:

SECTION ONE:  That the recitals set forth hereinabove are incorporated herein by reference as substantive provisions of this Ordinance.

SECTION TWO:  That Title 6, Chapter 11, Section 6 of the Code is hereby amended to include the definition of, and Ordinance for, a Chronic Parking Violator, as follows: 

6-11-1:13 Unlawful Vehicle:  A vehicle where the registered owner is a Chronic Parking Violator, as defined in Section 6-11-6 herein. 

6-11-6.1  Definition:  “Chronic Parking Violator” is the registered owner of any vehicle which has accumulated five (5) or more parking violations in the Village, within a single calendar year.          

6-11-6.2  Authorization to Cause Towing:  The Chief of Police of the Village is hereby authorized to cause a towing service to remove and take possession of any vehicle owned by and/or registered to a “Chronic Parking Violator”, as defined above, which is currently illegally parked.

6-11-6.3  Written Notice;  Prior to removal of any vehicle pursuant to the Section, the Village shall send written notice to each registered owner by U.S. mail notifying him or her that their vehicle is subject to removal by the Police Department if such vehicle is cited for a subsequent parking violation.  The notification will be sent at least five (5) days prior to any vehicle being towed. 

6-11-6.4   Release of Vehicle;  The owner of a vehicle towed for Chronic Parking Violator status may secure release of the vehicle by paying all unpaid fines, administrative fees, towing charges, and storage fees.  

6-11-6.5   Post-Tow Administrative Hearing:  Vehicles towed under this Section shall be entitled to a post-tow Administrative Hearing process established for vehicles seized, towed and impounded in Section 6-11-4 herein.

SECTION THREE:   Title 6, Chapter 11, Section 6 of the Code is hereby further amended as follows: the former Section 6-11-1:13 of the Code has been moved, in its entirety, to become the new Section 6-11-1:14 thereof.

SECTION FOUR:   That if any section, paragraph, clause, sentence or provision of this Ordinance shall be found and determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, all valid parts that are severable from the invalid parts shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION FIVE:  That all ordinances and resolutions, or parts thereof, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. 

SECTION SIX:  That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.