Appealing a Citation

How long do I have to appeal?

A person served with an administrative citation may file a notice of appeal in person or by mail postmarked no later than seven (7) calendar days from the service of the administrative citation.  Failure to comply with such time limit shall be deemed to waive the right to a hearing and the adjudication of the issues related to the hearing, provided that proper notice of the administrative citation has been provided.

How do I make an appeal?

The notice of appeal (a letter)  must be made in writing, filed with the City Clerk, and contain the following information:

      1) The reason the appellant believes the administrative citation is objectionable, incorrect, or illegal.

      2) The amount and type of claim or dispute involved, and the time during which it accrued or occurred.

      3) The name, address, and telephone number of the appellant.

      4) The signature of the appellant, legal representative and/or corporate agent.

How much does it cost to make an appeal and why do I have to pay?

$35.  This fee is used to offset the administrative costs associated with the appeals process.  If the appellant is granted their appeal, the $35 fee will then be refunded.

What happens after I make an appeal?

The City Clerk will review the notice of appeal; if the City Clerk finds that the appeal meets all of the required criteria, he/she will forward the notice to the designated Hearing Officer.  If the City Clerk finds that the appeal does not meet all of the required criteria, he/she will promptly notify the appellant of what requirements the appeal fails to meet and request the appellant make the correction and promptly resubmit the appeal.  Once the designated Hearing Officer receives the appeal, he/she will schedule a date, time, and location and deliver a written notice to the appellant, in person or by first-class mail, at least seven (7) calendar days in advance of the hearing.

Do I have to be present at the hearing?

Yes.  If the appellant does not appear at the hearing, he/she waives the right to a hearing, provided that proper notice of the hearing has been provided.

Notice of Appeal Form