Not that you would do anything illegal, because no one ever does that, but just in case you have, and you’ve been charged an ordinance from the City of Champaign, you’ll now be able to pay it online.
Previously, this service has only been available for parking citations, but today it was announced that it would be open to anyone who has violated the City of Champaign’s Municipal Code, whatever the infraction be.
The new site can be accessed at citycourtpayments.champaignil.gov, and accepts credit cards, bank accounts and PayPal.
…the future is now.
From the press release:
City Offers Convenient New Way to Pay for City Ordinance Violations
The City of Champaign is pleased to now offer a convenient, online payment option for those ticketed for violating the City of Champaign Municipal Code. This new service allows those receiving ordinance violation tickets to easily pay online at citycourtpayments.champaignil.gov. Online payment options include credit and debit cards, online bank accounts, PayPal, and PayPal Credit. Those receiving a City ordinance ticket can pay online starting 48 hours after the ticket is issued.
When a Champaign ordinance violation ticket is issued, in most circumstances the offender has 21 days from the issuance date to settle the matter by payment of the minimum fine. This process is similar to that of a traffic ticket. Historically, these payments are made in person at the Legal Department (Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street), by mail, or by phone. Payment generally prevents a case from being filed and the matter from proceeding to court. In 2014 and 2015, approximately 61% of all ordinance violations issued by Champaign Police and other authorized issuing entities were paid in this manner.