(A)   A Code Hearing Department is also created under the terms of this subchapter.
   (B)   The Code Hearing Department shall be responsible, authorized, and directed to perform the following duties:
      (1)   Operate and manage the system administrative adjudication of city ordinance violations as may be permitted by law and directed by ordinance;
      (2)   Adopt, distribute, and process all notices that may be required under this subchapter as well as under ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, or as may be reasonably required to carry out the purposes of the chapter;
      (3)   Collect monies paid as fines or penalties assessed after final determination of liability;
      (4)   Certify copies of final determinations of an ordinance violation adjudication pursuant to this subchapter and the Illinois Compiled Statutes and any factual reports verifying the final determination of any violation liability which was issued in accordance with this subchapter and the Illinois Compiled Statutes, specifically the laws of this state, including ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-208.3, as from time to time amended;
      (5)   Certify reports to the Secretary of State concerning initiation and suspension of driving privileges in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter; and
      (6)   Maintain and be the official custodian of the records of all administrative hearings, notices, and all related matters which shall include:
         (a)   A record of the testimony presented at the hearing, which may be by tape recording or other approved means;
         (b)   A copy of the violation notice and report form; and
         (c)   A copy of the findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer.
(1983 Code, § 6-15) (Ord. 2924, passed 3-8-2001)