City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 248-1 Schedule of Fines established.

The following Schedule of Fines is established for violations of various ordinances, rules and regulations of the City of Crystal Lake.

§ 248-2 Fines enumerated.

[Amended 2-2-2010 by Ord. No. 6531; 10-5-2010 by Ord. No. 6613; 11-16-2010 by Ord. No. 6626; 12-7-2010 by Ord. No. 6627; 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 6703; 11-1-2011 by Ord. No. 6714; 12-6-2011 by Ord. No. 6721; 6-5-2012 by Ord. No. 6796; 4-5-2016 by Ord. No. 7208; 11-1-2016 by Ord. No. 7309]
Fines for violations of City of Crystal Lake ordinances, rules and regulations shall be as set forth below:
Code Section
Violation
Fine
Term of Imprisonment
Minimum
Maximum
1-7A
General penalty for Code violations where no specific penalties are set forth in this chapter
$50
$1,000
146-19
Operation of sexually oriented business without valid license
$750
$750
30 days
154-19B
Response to trouble fire alarm received from central station
$200
$200
154-20
False alarms - security alarm systems
0 to 3 within 12-month period
No fine
4, 5 within 12-month period
$75
$75
6, 7 within 12-month period
$150
$150
8 or more within 12-month period
$300
$300
False alarms - fire alarms
0 to 3 within 12-month period
No fine
4, 5 within 12-month period
$150
$150
6, 7 within 12-month period
$300
$300
8 or more within 12-month period
$600
$600
158-2A(1)
Possession of alcohol by a minor
$100
$1,000
158-2A(2)
Consumption of beer/wine by a minor
$100
$1,000
158-2A(3)
Purchase or acceptance of alcohol by a minor
$100
$1,000
158-2A(4)
Consumption of an alcoholic liquor by a minor
$100
$1,000
158-5
Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in public places
$100
$1,000
181-10
Boating regulation violations
$75
$500
187-2A(10)
Building Code violations
$100
$1,000
187-2A(11)
Continuance of work after issuance of stop-work order for Building Code violations
$100
$1,000
203-3, 203-6, 203-7, 203-8, 203-9, 203-10, 203-11, 203-12
Cigarette sales
$75
$1,000
216-2A(1)
Minor in violation of curfew
$75
$1,000
216-2A(2)
Parent allowing minor to violate curfew
$75
$1,000
216-2A(3)
Establishment owner/operator allowing minor to violate curfew
$75
$1,000
222-2
Disorderly conduct violations
$75
$1,000
226-2
Cannabis possession of 10 grams or less - first offense
$300
$500
226-2
Cannabis possession of 10 grams or less - second offense
$600
$1,000
226-2
Cannabis possession of 10 grams or less - third or subsequent offenses
$1,200
$2,000
226-7
Cannabis drug paraphernalia possession - first offense
$300
$500
226-7
Cannabis drug paraphernalia possession - second offense
$600
$1,000
226-7
Cannabis drug paraphernalia possession - third or subsequent offenses
$1,200
$2,000
230-3
Electrical Code violations
$100
$1,000
247-1
Fighting
$250
$1,000
251-2A(7)
Fire Code violations
$100
$1,000
251-2A(8)
Continuance of work after issuance of stop-work order for Fire Code violations
$100
$1,000
251-2A(10)
Obstruction of fire apparatus access roads
$75
$75
Failure to pay ticket within 21 days
$125
$125
Final determination
$200
$200
258-2
Unauthorized removal of fish from Vulcan Lake
$50, plus $25 per each additional fish
$1,000
264-2C
Fuel Gas Code violations
$100
$1,000
264-2D
Continuance of work after issuance of stop-work order for Fuel Gas Code violations
$100
$1,000
268-3
Violation of Video Gaming Ordinance
$1,000
269-3
Street-gang or gang-related conduct
$500
$1,000
295-26
Alteration, construction, demolition or removal of nominated or designated landmarks or property within Historic District without certificate of appropriateness
$50
$500
322-6
Lawn watering violations
$50
$500
326-6
Outdoor lighting violations
$50
$500
329-3C
Liquor license holder's failure to report change of a registered agent or internal change of ownership within 30 days
$300
$300
334-11
Littering violations
$50
$1,000
336-2C
Mechanical Code violations
$100
$1,000
336-2D
Continuance of work after issuance of stop-work order for Mechanical Code violations
$100
$1,000
351-9
Newspaper vending device violations
$50
$100
358-9
Noise violations
$100
$500
60 days
364-9
Chronic nuisances violations
First offense
$100
$1,000
Second offense
$200
$2,000
Subsequent offenses
$500
$2,000
370-7
Tie-in sales of obscene publications to distributors, obscenity in general
$500
$1,000
370-8
Obscenity violations in general
$100
$1,000
370-14
Tie-in sales of obscene publications to distributors, distribution of materials harmful to minors
$500
$1,000
370-15
Distribution of materials harmful to minors
$500
$1,000
381-5D
Unlawful removal of vehicle violation notice
First time
$150
$150
More than once
$300
$300
381-20D
Removal or damage of vehicle immobilization device
$750
$750
385-7
Peddling violations
$100
$1,000
385-16
Soliciting violations
$100
$1,000
385-23
Transient vendor violations
$100
$1,000
385-32
Street vendor violations
$100
$1,000
392-2M(6)
Plumbing Code violations
$100
$1,000
417-9
Recycling violations
$100
$1,000
422-2A(8)
Residential Code violations
$100
$1,000
422-2A(9)
Continuance of work after issuance of stop-work order for Residential Code violations
$100
$1,000
425-5
Misdemeanor retail theft
$250
$1,000
435-53
Sewer use violations; violations of wastewater discharge permits or orders or pretreatment standards or requirements (administrative fines)
$100
$1,000
435-57
Sewer use violations; violations of wastewater discharge permits or orders or pretreatment standards or requirements (civil penalties), per day per violation
$100
$1,000
435-58A
Sewer use violations; violations of wastewater discharge permits or orders or pretreatment standards or requirements (criminal penalties), per day per violation
$100
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
Second conviction, per day per violation
$1,000
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
435-58B
Introduction of substance into POTW that causes personal injury or property damage, per day per violation
$100
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
Second conviction, per day per violation
$1,000
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
435-58C
False statements or misrepresentation in documentation filed or maintained for compliance with sewer use regulations, per day per violation
$100
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
Second conviction, per day per violation
$1,000
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
435-58C
Falsification or tampering with required monitoring device or method, per day per violation
$100
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
Second conviction, per day per violation
$1,000
$1,000
Not more than 6 months
451-3
Snow removal violations
$100
$1,000
458-27
Swimming pool regulation violations
$100
$1,000
481-3
Trespassing violations
$250
$1,000
496-50E
Violation of train signal regulations
$500
$500
496-77C
Violation of bridge and railroad signal regulations
$500
$500
496-101 [except 496-101A(1)(h)], 496-102, 496-103, 496-105, 496-106, 496-107, 496-109, 496-110, 496-111, 496-112, 496-114, 496-116, 496-118, 496-121; 496-125; 496-130
Parking, stopping and standing violations; parking interfering with street cleaning or snow removal; time-limit parking violations; parking at curb violations; parking for purposes of sale of vehicle violations; parking in loading zone violations; all-night parking violations; alley parking violations; parking in cab and bus stands violations; parking on private property violations; unattended vehicle violations; parking meter rule violations; parking in parking meter space violations; limited-time parking violations; commuter parking lot fee violations; violations of municipal parking lot time limits
Initial fine, per offense
$20
$20
After 21 days, per offense
$50
$50
Final determination
$100
$100
496-101A(1)(h)
Parking on railroad tracks
$500
$500
496-115
Handicapped parking violations
$250
$250
Failure to pay ticket within 21 days
$300
$300
Final determination
$350
$350
496-133
License required
Initial fine, per offense
$20
$20
After 21 days, per offense
$50
$50
Final determination
$100
$100
496-144
Administrative penalty for vehicles impounded pursuant to § 496-139
$500
$500
500-4
Violation of vehicle cruising prohibition
Initial fine, per offense
$75
$500
515-9
Water and sewer main extension violations
$100
$1,000
515-43F
Violation of improper withdrawal of water from public water supply
$100
$1,000
521-5
Use, discharge and sale of weapons violations
$500
$1,000
526-6
Violation of restrictions on weed heights
$100
$1,000
600-21
Sale or lease of lots or blocks prior to compliance with subdivision regulations
$50
$500
615-14A
Failure to obtain tree removal permit prior to removing trees
$200/inch tree diameter DBH
Per state law
650-78
Zoning violations
$100
$1,000