If you have received a Civil Citation:
DO NOT IGNORE IT. Follow the instructions on the citation
within 10 days of receipt:
Options for the
disposition of the civil citation:
plead responsible and pay the fees and fines. The
civil hearing office clerk will supply the amount due.
you feel that the violation on the civil citation did not occur on the
date and time in question, or if you feel that there are extenuating
circumstances, you may request a hearing. If found
responsible at hearing, you may be assessed a civil hearing fee in the
amount of $140 in addition to any citation fines and/or applicable fees.
you do neither of the above, you will be found responsible by default
and assessed the appropriate fees and fines. An invoice
will be sent to the responsible party for said fees and fines.
The invoice amount is due within 30 days.
If the fees
and fines are not paid, a lien may be placed against your property.
states: Any owner, occupant or responsible party who is found responsible
for a civil violation of
this Chapter whether by admission, default, or after a hearing, shall pay a
civil sanction of not less than $150 or
more than $1,500 per citation. A second finding of responsibility within 24
months of the commission of a prior
violation of this Chapter shall result in a civil sanction of not less than
$250 or more than $2,500. A third finding of
responsibility within 36 months of the commission of a prior violation of
this chapter shall result in a civil sanction of
not less than $500 or more than $2,500. In addition to the civil sanction,
the responsible party shall pay the
applicable fees and charges set forth in the City’s Development and
Sustainability Department (Code Compliance)
Schedule of Fees and Charges, and may be ordered to pay any other applicable
fees and charges.
reinspection fee of $200 will be charged for the first date of violation to
be cited. A reinspection fee of
$100 will be charged for each additional date of violation.