Administrative Citations

Administrative Citations

The Code Enforcement Department generates cases through both proactive and reactive means.  When residents and/or property owners do not voluntarily abate code violations that have been brought to their attention, there are numerous avenues available to assist in gaining compliance. These include, but are not limited to, issuance of a written notice of violation/ warning documenting the violations; issuance of administrative citations that carry a fine of $100 - $500 per violation per day; and criminal citations to court; and property liens.

San Jacinto Municipal Code provides for the issuance of administrative citations for violations of San Jacinto Municipal Code, its adopted codes and applicable State Codes or the failure to comply with any condition imposed by any entitlement, permit, agreement or environmental document issued or approved under the provisions of any Code.  For further information regarding the compliance order, or a specific citation please contact the issuing Enforcement Officer. If you have complied with the compliance order please contact the issuing officer at (951) 487-7330.

How to pay the Fine

The amount of fine is indicated on the front of the administrative citation. The fine must be paid within fifteen (15) calendar days from the correction date in the form of cash, cashiers check, personal check, or money order payable to the City of San Jacinto. Payment of fine(s) shall not excuse or discharge the failure to correct the violation(s) nor shall it bar further enforcement action by the City. Fines may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

City of San Jacinto
595 S San Jacinto #A
San Jacinto, CA 92583

To Appeal this Citation

Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest that there was a violation of the code by completing a Notice of Appeal and Request for Hearing form and filing it with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of service of the administration citation, together with an advance deposit of the total amount of the fine. Forms are available at 595 S. San Jacinto in Building A.

Any appeal of the administrative citation shall include a detailed written explanation as to the grounds for appeal of the administrative citation. Failure to timely and properly file an appeal for an administrative citation shall constitute a waiver of all rights to an administrative appeal hearing.