The city can issue an administrative citation if the owner has not corrected the violation by the compliance deadline listed in the compliance letter.
The city can also issue administrative citations without issuing a compliance letter for the following:
License, traffic or parking, animal and noise violations, and
Obstruction of fire hydrants or fire lanes.
Below is a list outlining the next steps for owners who receive an administrative citation:
If the citation is paid and the violation corrected, no further action will be taken by the city.
If the citation is paid and the violation is not corrected, the city can issue a second administrative citation or a criminal citation.
If the citation is not paid and the violation is not corrected, the property owner will be assessed for the fine and the city can issue a second administrative citation or a criminal citation.
When a property owner receives an administrative citation, they have the following options:
Correct the violation and pay the fine within 30 days of the date the citation is mailed or personally served. No additional citations will be issued. However, the violation must be corrected or additional administrative or criminal citations may be issued.
Contest the citation in writing within 10 calendar days of the date the citation was mailed or personally served.
If you do not pay the fine or correct the violation, the fine will be assessed against the property and/or additional administrative or criminal citations will be issued.
If the owner fails to correct the violation or pay the fine, the city may do any of the following:
Assess the fine against the property,
Issue subsequent administrative citations,
Initiate criminal proceedings, and/or
Initiate other enforcement action authorized by law.