Section 2.72.100   Failure to respond to initial notice.
   A.   Parking Violations: Final Notice.  If the fine for the parking violation is not paid within ten (10) days after the date of the citation alleging the violation, the Police Department shall issue a final notice of the parking violation to the registered owner of the vehicle to which the citation refers.  The final notice shall be sent by first class United States mail to the address of the owner of the vehicle as shown on the vehicle registration.  The final notice shall notify the registered owner that the failure to respond to the final notice by either paying the applicable fine or requesting a hearing on the parking citation within twenty-one (21) days after the date of the violation, shall be deemed a waiver of the right to hearing and shall subject the registered owner to all such fines and penalties for the alleged parking violation as may be authorized under Illinois statutes and this code.
   B.   Other Violations: Second Notice.  Except as provided in the foregoing subsection A, a second Notice of Violation shall be issued to any person who does not pre-pay a fine or penalty and does not request a hearing as provided in Section 2.72.090 (B) of this chapter.  The second notice shall be in the same form and content as prescribed in Section 2.72.070 of this chapter.  In addition, the notice shall (i) set a date and time for a hearing, (ii) require the person named in the notice to appear at the date and time specified or pay the fine before the hearing date, (iii) state that the failure to pay the fine prior to the hearing date or to appear as directed will result in a finding of default.
   C.   Period of Notice or Preparation.  For hearings scheduled in all non-emergency situations, if requested by the defendant, the defendant will have at least fifteen (15) days after service of process to prepare for a hearing.  For purposes of this subsection, "non-emergency situation" means any situation that does not reasonably constitute a threat to the public interest, safety, health, or welfare.  If service is provided by mail, the fifteen (15)-day period begins to run on the date that the notice is deposited in the mail.
(MC-2-2014, Added, 2/18/2014)