Appeal Process

Appeal Request Form (PDF)

Code Board Hearing Policy (PDF)

In order to contest a citation, a property owner who believes they were issued a Notice of Violation/Citation in error should follow the appeal process below:

  1. Forward the appeal copy of the citation, accompanied by a written request stating the grounds for your appeal, to the issuing department. Click here to download the Appeal Request Form (pdf) -- after you download it, you may print it, fill it out, and mail it in.
  2. If proof of delivery is desired, please mail return receipt requested.
  3. Include with your request the Citation Number, Date of Issue, Property Address, Cause of Violation, and current mailing address and telephone number.
  4. Legal Counsel is optional.
  5. A notice of the hearing date and time will be sent a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date.
  6. Bring any information (with copies) to support the appeal.
  7. The appeal will be allotted up to 20 minutes for presentation and documentation.
  8. Please be prompt for hearings.
  9. After the CEB determines and votes on its decision based upon the evidence presented, an Order will be issued stating the decision of the CEB and listing any fines and/or penalties that may be incurred.  

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