(a) Any person receiving a municipal civil infraction violation notice shall be permitted to dispose of the charge alleged in the notice by making payment of the fine and/or costs to the Bureau. However, a person shall have the right to elect not to have the violation notice processed by the Bureau and to have the alleged violation notice processed in the 68th District Court. The unwillingness of any person to dispose of a violation at the Bureau shall not prejudice the person or in any way diminish the person’s rights, privileges and protection accorded by law.
(b) A person electing to have the alleged violation notice processed at the Bureau shall appear at the Bureau and pay the specified fine and/or costs within the time specified for appearance in the municipal civil infraction violation notice. Such appearance may be made by mail, in person or by representation, provided if appearance is made by mail, the person charged in the notice shall have the responsibility for timely delivery of the fine and/or costs within the time specified in the municipal civil infraction violation notice.
(c) In the event a person elects not to admit responsibility and pay the specified civil fine and/or costs prescribed for the respective violation notice, a municipal civil infraction citation may be issued. The authorized local official is not required to issue a municipal civil infraction citation notice as a precondition of issuance of a citation.
(Ord. 3542, passed 6-9-2004; Ord. 3649, passed 4-25-2005; Ord. 3655, adopted 6-27-2005)