Animal & Rabies Control Hearings Division

Welcome to the Department of Administrative Hearings Animal & Rabies Control Division.

The Department of Animal & Rabies Control provides health protection to the residents of Cook County through preparation, education, rabies vaccination and stray animal control. The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Ordinance was developed and passed to establish protections and guidelines for animals and man. This Ordinance is the law in all municipalities within Cook County.

The Department of Animal Control began sending code violation enforcement cases to the Department of Administrative Hearings for adjudication in March 2010. Examples of common complaints, along with their corresponding code section descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page.

For more information on the Department of Animal Control, please visit their website by clicking here, or call (708)974-6140.


Your Hearing location and court appointed date is written on your ticket or notice of violation. If you are unable to attend your hearing date on the date scheduled on your notice of violation or citation (“the ticket”), please contact the Department of Administrative Hearings at (312)603-2120 or click here for information on our Administrative Procedures. If you have missed your Hearing date, you may still have an opportunity to reschedule your Hearing by filing a Motion to Set-Aside the Default Judgment.





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