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Administrative Citation Hearing Requests
Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest that there was a violation of the code or that he or she is the responsible party by completing a request for hearing form and returning it to the City within 30 days from the date of the administrative citation, together with an advance deposit of the fine or notice that a request for an advance deposit hardship waiver has been filed pursuant to Municipal Code Section 1.15.070.

Advance deposit hardship wavier is available for those who qualify. Please see Hardship Qualifications for required documentation.

All Administrative Citation Hearing questions need to go through the department in which the citation was issued.
  • Airport: (408) 392-3526
  • Animal Care and Services: (408) 794-7212
  • Code Enforcement: (408) 535-7770
  • Department of Transportation: (408) 277-2756
  • Environmental Services: (408) 793-5324
  • Police - False Alarm: (408) 277-4981
  • Police - Gaming / Vice: (408) 277-4322

Hearing Request Forms

Administrative Citation Hearing Requests Forms 

Where to Pay
Request forms, relevant back-up for all the advanced deposit hardship waiver and/or payment can be paid either by mail or in person.

By Mail:
City of San José – Finance Department
Attention: Payment Processing
200 E. Santa Clara St.
13th Floor
San José, CA 95113
In Person:
City of San José - Cashering
200 E. Santa Clara St.
1st Floor
San José, CA 95113