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Contesting Information

Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 1.08.100 allows for the ability to contest an administrative citation, provided the citation was issued in error. The following instructions must be followed in order to contest.
1st Level – Administrative Hearing The amount of the citation must be paid in order to contest your citation at this level. You may request an Administrative Hearing by following the instructions below: 1. Submit a request for an Administrative Hearing within 30 calendar days of the date of the violation using this form, 2. Remit payment for the full amount due on the administrative citation. You may pay online at or submit a check or money order by mail with your request for an Administrative Hearing, 3. Include your administrative citation or your notice of violation, 4. Include your full name, 5. Include your mailing address (notification of hearing date and time will be mailed to this address - include suite number, apartment number, zip code, etc.) 6. Mail all information to: City of Newport Beach Administrative Citation Processing P. O. Box 3926 Tustin, CA 92781-3926
2nd Level – Civil Appeal Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 1.08.210 allows for the ability to file a civil appeal for an administrative citation if you are dissatisfied with the results of your Administrative Hearing. You may not request a Civil Appeal unless you have received a Result of Administrative Hearing and have been found liable. The following instructions must be followed in order to file a Civil Appeal: 1. You may file a Civil Appeal at the Superior Court in the jurisdiction in which the administrative citation was issued. The Civil Appeal must be filed within 30 calendar days of the mailing of the issuing agency’s final decision, 2. Upon filing a Civil Appeal, you will be required to pay a filing fee of $25 to the court. If you are found not liable during the Civil Appeal process, any amount paid will be refunded (including the $25 filing fee).


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