Administrative Citations

About Administrative Citations

The goal of the City Council in adopting the Administrative Citation Ordinance is to gain compliance, and promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment in the City of Dublin.  An administrative citation is a fine for a violation of the Dublin Municipal Code (DMC) and allows the City to handle infractions administratively rather than issue a criminal citation processed through court.  Citations are issued pursuant to DMC Chapter 1.06. 

Each day the violation continues is a separate and distinct offense and subject to additional citations.  Fines for violation are established by DMC Chapter 1.06. The amount of the Administrative Fines and Fees is listed on this Administrative Citation and must be paid to the City of Dublin  within thirty (30) days  from the date of the Citation. 

How to Pay Your Fine

Administrative Citations may be paid with a check by mail or in person at: 

City of Dublin
Administrative Services Department
Attn: Administrative Citation Processing
100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed on weekends and holidays.

Please enclose the Administrative Citation with your payment and write the citation number on your check. 

You may also make a payment using a Credit Card by calling 925-833-6640

Payment of Administrative Fines does not permit any continuation or repeated occurrence of the Municipal Code violation(s) listed on this Administrative Citation.  

Consequences of Failure to Pay the Fine

Failure of the responsible person to pay the fine assessed by the Administrative Citation will result in the City using all available legal means to collect any past due fines and other related costs.  If the violation(s) is/are not corrected within the time frame specified on the Administrative Citation, another administrative citation may be issued to you for the same or increased amount and/or additional enforcement options may be used to gain compliance. These options include, but are not limited to civil penalties, abatement, criminal prosecution, and civil litigation. 

Right to Appeal an Administrative Citation

You have the right to appeal  your Administrative Citation.  Administrative Citations may be appealed by completing a  Request for Hearing  Form and returning it to the City within  ten (10) days from the date of the citation with a deposit of the fine amount  or an Advance Deposit Hardship Waiver Request Form.  A copy of this form can be found below.   

Upon timely receipt of a properly completed form and deposit, the City shall set a date for a hearing not less than fifteen (15) days and not more than sixty (60) days from the date the request for a hearing is filed.  Failure to appeal the citation within the time required shall constitute a waiver of your right to contest the citation.  

 Advance Deposit Hardship Waiver

If you are financially unable to deposit the fine amount but wish to contest the citation, you must complete an Advance Deposit Hardship Waiver Request Form and return it to the City along with the Request for Hearing Form, due within ten (10) days from the date of the citation.  A copy of this form can be found below. 

 If the waiver is denied, all the requirements as described above shall remain in full force and effect substituting the date of the waiver denial for the date of the citation.   If the waiver is granted, the appeal process shall proceed as described above without the requirement of an advance deposit.  

Administrative Citation Forms

Forms
Print and Submit
Administrative Citation Instructions HandoutDownload
Administrative Citation Hearing Request FormDocuSign Link
Advance Deposit Hardship Waiver FormDocuSign Link


  1. City Manager’s Office

    Physical Address
    100 Civic Plaza
    Dublin, CA 94568

    Phone: 925-833-6650
    Fax: 925-833-6651