The intent of this policy is to provide a consistent and standardized framework for staff when contemplating the issuance of an administrative citation for enforcement of provisions of the Sonoma County Code (“SCC”) and/or other state and local codes and ordinances.
Issuance of an administrative citation is an alternate tool for enforcement of codes and ordinances adopted by the County of Sonoma. An issued citation is an alternative to enforcement actions taken through an administrative hearing process as outlined in SCC Section 1-7.3. The use of a citation may be exercised in place of, but shall not be deemed a waiver of, the use of any other available enforcement remedy at the exclusive discretion of the Enforcing Officer.
Violations where an administrative citation may be an appropriate enforcement method include:
Government Code Section 53069.4
Sonoma County Code Section 1-7.6
Approved By: /S/ Tennis Wick, Director
Reviewed By Department Manager: Tyra Harrington, Code Enforcement Manager
Reviewed By County Counsel: Holly Rickett, Deputy County Counsel
Lead Author: Mark Franceschi, Code Enforcement Supervisor
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