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Accident Reports - If you are an involved party in an accident report, you may come to the Police Department and purchase the accident report for $5.00 (cash, check or credit card). The Batavia Police Department is open 24/7/365 for your convenience. Accident reports may also be purchased from LexisNexis at https://policereports.lexisnexis.com. Individuals must create an account with LexisNexis in order to obtain a copy of a crash report through their site. General Police Case Reports may be obtained by completing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that specifies the information for which you are seeking. Please note that the FOIA process may take up to five (5) business days to process a request. Normally, there is no cost for a General Case Report obtained through FOIA.
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The City of Batavia has an overnight parking ordinance which prohibits parking on all City streets between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. Realizing that there are situations when citizens may need a temporary exemption, a process has been developed for residents to request a permit.
Residents seeking permitting for three nights or less for a typical passenger car or pickup truck are encouraged to complete the electronic overnight permit application. For additional time or special circumstances, please call the Police Department at 630-454-2500. To apply for the permit, we require the vehicle's license plate number, the location in Batavia where it will be parked, and contact information for the person who is responsible for the vehicle.
Exemptions to the ordinance will be considered only if the resident does not have enough space within their garage and driveway to accommodate all their vehicles or guests' vehicles. There are no permanent exemptions. If there are unpaid ordinance violations associated with the vehicle, an overnight parking exemption will not be granted.
By local ordinance (Ord. 83-37, 7-18-1983), vehicles cannot park on the street between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. This is a City-wide ordinance. Signs are posted randomly throughout the City. Should you need to park on the street overnight, please contact the Police Department at 630-454-2500 or go to our website and complete an Overnight Parking Permit. Typical reasons for overnight parking include: driveway construction, overnight guests, medial related reasons, etc. There is a limit to how often and how long you may receive overnight parking approval so be sure to include your reason for parking on the street overnight. Please contact the Police Department directly if your reasons for parking on the street overnight will be for an extensive period of time and/or involves a larger vehicle.
Ordinance violation tickets may be paid via mail, in-person or over the phone with a credit card. Checks should be made payable to the City of Batavia, cash and credit cards are also accepted. Be mindful that ordinance ticket fines increase after 10 days from the issue date.
You may look up your traffic ticket online at the Kane County Clerk's Office website. Please bear in mind that it may take 1-2 week for the ticket information to be available online.
Yes. You must submit a completed application 7 to 10 days before the date of the event in order to be reviewed and processed by all City Departments involved. If you do not submit your application within this time frame, you risk having your permit denied. This permit application is available on line or in person. Questions relating to your Block Party may be directed to Deputy Chief Glenn Autenrieth at 630/454-2500.
The Police Department does provide a fingerprinting service to residents of the City of Batavia as well as employees of businesses within the City limits. The cost for fingerprinting is $35.00 and may be paid by check, cash or credit card. Fingerprinting is done by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Please contact the Police Department at 630/454-2500 to schedule an appointment.
Fingerprinting for Access & Review is also provided by the Police Department. At this time, the Police Department will fingerprint any individual for Access & Review from any of the neighboring communities. Appointments are still required for Access & Review printing. Please contact the Police Department at 630/454-2500 to schedule an appointment.
- Outdoor amplification of sound is prohibited from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. (4-4-5)
- Animals causing a high and/or prolonged level of noise can be ruled as a disturbance. Any person in possession of such an animal can be charged with disturbing the peace. (5-4B-5).
To report nuisance noise during non-business hours, please contact the Batavia Police Department at 630-454-2500.