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A Chicago Ordinance Law Firm
The Attorney You Want for Chicago Ordinance Violations.
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Experienced in the Intricacies of Chicago Municipal Code Violations
Property owners are slapped with building violations for a myriad of violations. Generally, these tickets are issued after a building, restaurant, or business inspection, and involve substantial fines. These fines can also accrue daily penalties as long as the underlying violation remains uncured. Here at Aaron Fox Law, we have the tools, expertise, and persistence to defend these violations.
Chicago business code violations are most commonly issued for violations of Article IV of the Chicago Municipal Code. The most common penalty-incurring violations are:
- Lacking a required business license;
- Improperly displaying a business license;
- Employing deceptive business practices;
- Utilizing an overweight vehicle.
These violations commonly are issued for improper street restoration, lack of permits or proper public protections for:
- construction, tuck pointing, painting;
- when working on the exterior of the building over the public way.
The Chicago Ordinance allows for fines per day for many of these violations.
The three most common issues that affect business owners are:
- the initial application;
- license renewal;
- license revocation and rescission.
The Chicago Ordinance allows for license holds, nonrenewal status, and location restriction for businesses and should be examined carefully.
Violations of the Streets and Sanitation ordinances of the Chicago Municipal Code can incur considerable fines. The most common violations cited are:
- overgrown weeds;
- overflowing dumpsters;
- owning an open lot without a noncombustible fence;
- trash on property premises.
The City of Chicago responds to vehicular violations of certain ordinances by towing, or “impounding,” the vehicle. Most commonly, a car or van will be impounded in reaction to a driver driving with a suspended license or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, a car being used in conjunction with illegal drugs can be impounded by the police even though the driver is not under the influence. The owner of an impounded car confronts the two-fold burden of hefty daily storage fines accruing and the loss of his or her vehicle’s use.