Violation Options

Two options are available to you to respond to a violation notice:

Pay the Fine
  • To Pay Online: Logon to by entering the violation notice number and license plate number noted on the top and bottom right of your Notice of Violation. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying online, assessed at the time of payment.
  • To Pay By Mail: Mail your check or money order (payable to the Village of Worth Photo Enforcement Program) in the return envelope provided. Be sure to include the payment stub from the bottom of the notice you received along with your payment. Please do not send cash. The mailing address for payments is:
    Photo Enforcement Program
    75 Remittance Drive
    Suite 6658
    Chicago, IL 60675-6658
  • To Pay By Credit Card: The toll free number for the Village of Worth is 866-562-4248. Payments will be accepted between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We accept VISA and MasterCard and there is a $3.50 convenience fee for the service. An on-screen transaction confirmation number will be provided as well as an email confirmation for your permanent records. In-Person Payments are not available.
Contest the Notice of Violation
Please make sure that the basis for your contest is one of the following 5 options (these are also listed on the back of the notice of violation).
  • Police officer already issued you a uniform traffic citation for the same violation (the citation issued by the police officer takes precedence over the Violation Notice).
  • Vehicle or license plates were stolen and not recovered at the time of the violation
  • Vehicle was leased or rented to another party, and a written affidavit of the lessee of the vehicle and a lease agreement were submitted
  • Vehicle was an emergency vehicle or lawfully participating in a funeral procession
  • Respondent was not the registered owner or lessee of the cited vehicle at the time of the violation.)
To Contest by Mail
  • Fill in the "Contest by Mail" circle on the notice stub and on the self-addressed return envelope.
  • Enclose a letter signed by the registered owner of the vehicle setting forth facts that establish a defense.
  • Enclose any supporting evidence, such as affidavits, photos, state vehicle registration, official police vehicle theft/or recovery reports with the violation notice number indicated.
  • Be certain these documents are legible and complete.
  • Send copies, original documents will not be returned.
  • Enclose all evidence to support your defense as the hearing officer's decision is final.
  • All Contest by Mail materials must be submitted using the enclosed return envelope and must be received by the pay or contest by date.
Requests to Contest Received After the Pay or Contest by Date
  • If the registered owner is a resident of the municipality in which the violation occurred, the person must visit the Police Department and complete a written petition form.
  • If the registered owner is not a resident of the municipality in which the violation occurred, the registered owner (no one else) must send a document to the Police Department and:
    • Explain why a reply was not sent prior to the pay or contest by date
    • State why the request to contest should be heard
Request an In-Person Hearing:
Fill in the "In-Person Hearing" circle on the return stub and on the return envelope. Mail the stub in the return envelope.
Requests will only be honored if received by the pay or contest by date (within the first 21 days of the initial violation notice).