The Elk Grove Village GIS (Geographic Information System) recently
assisted an evaluation of outstanding tickets which to date has
recovered tens of thousands of dollars for the village.
The address matching or “geocoding” process provided through the GIS
and its address inventory allowed all unpaid tickets to be summarized by
address eliminating data entry errors typically seen in the street name
of the address. This summary provided a tally of fees to be sent out in
one mailing to offenders who in some cases had hundreds or even
thousands of dollars in outstanding fines. This action was not cost
effective for the village until the GIS options noted above were
The results of this assessment will be evaluated against payments
received allowing for further action for those avoiding the notice
and/or repeat offenders. The village also has an option to pursue
nonresident tickets that are outstanding to provide additional gains.