Request an Administrative Hearing

Hearing Process

A responsible party who is issued an administrative citation may request an administrative hearing to contest the citation. A citation review is not required prior to requesting an administrative hearing. A request for an administrative hearing must be received within 21 days from service of the citation, or within 14 days from the mailing of the notice of decision after the citation review. The request shall include the deposit of the fine, unless a hardship waiver has been timely requested.

The deposit must be made in the form of a certified check or cash (not personal check, credit card, or money order). The hearing date shall be set within 60 days from the date of mailing of the request for a hearing. Written notice of the date, time, and location of the hearing shall be provided to the responsible party by personal service, or by mail post-marked at least 15 days prior to the hearing date.


A responsible party’s failure to request an administrative hearing may be deemed a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing by the responsible party when the Division has not received a timely request for a hearing, or a timely deposit of the fine, or a timely request for a hardship waiver.