Parking Amnesty


Starting November 1, 2017, the DeKalb Police Department will offer a discount on outstanding parking fines. From November 1 through November 30, vehicle owners who have outstanding parking tickets issued between 2013 and 2016 have the opportunity to receive a $25 discount per ticket.

This initiative by the DeKalb Police Department is an effort to recoup a significant amount of fees owed to the City. Snow Emergency Route and Handicap Zone parking tickets are excluded from the discount. Individuals with ten or more tickets are also excluded from the amnesty program. Refunds will not be given for any late fee and collection fees paid prior to the start of the program. 

Owners with outstanding parking tickets have received a mailed notice. If you are unsure if you have outstanding parking tickets, please call the DeKalb Police Record’s Division at 815-748-8400. Staff will need the owner(s) names and license plate to conduct an effective search. 

Further information regarding parking can be found here.

Following the amnesty program, the Police Department will send all outstanding parking fines occurred from 2013 through 2016 to I-Drop. Any outstanding parking fines will be deducted from the vehicle owner’s tax return. 


  • In person Monday through Friday at the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W Lincoln Highway, between 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. or at City Hall, 200 S 4th Street, between 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • By check and through the mail to the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W Lincoln Highway.
  • Online