Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Citations for Violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code No Longer Require Violator’s Signature

On January 1, 2019, Public Act 100-0674 which amends the Illinois Vehicle Code goes into effect. Pursuant to this amendment any person cited for violating the Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which the violation is a petty offense shall not be required to sign the citation. The amendment further states that Illinois Supreme Court Rules shall govern bail and appearance procedures when a person who is a resident of another state that is not a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977 is cited for violating the Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance. The only non-member states are Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Municipal police departments should ensure their officers are aware that citations issued for violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code no longer need to be signed.


Author: Dave Noland, Matt Marcellis