Clear An Administrative Citation

San Bernardino County Code Section 11.0208 provides for the issuance of administrative citations for San Bernardino County Code violations. There are three levels of administrative penalties that can be issued for a violation. The penalties, as indicated on the front of the citation, are $100 (per violation) for the first citation, $200 (per violation) for the second citation, and $500 (per violation) for the third and subsequent citations for the same violation occurring within the same year.

These penalties are cumulative and citations may be issued each day the violation exists. A warning (if issued) does not incur a penalty and therefore is not appealable. If a warning citation includes a compliance deadline then the violation(s) must be corrected by that date to avoid additional citations and penalties.

If you need further clarification about payment or appeal of this citation, please call (800) 969‐6158.

Consequences of Failure to Pay the Administrative Penalty

If payment is not received within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the citation an additional late fee of 50% (fifty percent) of the administrative penalty will be added to the amount and must be received within 60 days of the issuance of the citation. An additional 50% (fifty percent) of the base administrative penalty will be added thereafter.

Consequences of Failure to Pay the Penalty Amount and Correct Violations

The failure of any person to pay the penalty assessed by the Administrative Citation within the time specified on the citation or on the invoice from the County or its designated collection/processing agent may result in notification of the Franchise Tax Board, or any agency pursuing legal remedies to collect the unpaid penalties. Payment of the citation does not relieve the responsibility to correct the violation(s) and shall not bar further enforcement by the County.

Right of Appeal

Any responsible party to whom an administrative citation was issued may contest the citation by filing an appeal within 20 calendar days of the issuance of the citation. In order to file an appeal, a written notice of appeal together with the total amount of the penalty must be sent to the address listed above and received within 20 calendar days of the issuance of the citation. The notice of appeal must include the reasons for the appeal. Except as provided below, the failure to deposit the total amount of the citation penalty, and complete and attach the notice of appeal shall render the appeal incomplete. The responsible party shall then be responsible for the total amount of the penalty. A notice of hearing date will be issued upon processing of the appeal request. Note: At the hearing, the County will seek recovery of the administrative citation penalty and administrative costs as provided by the San Bernardino County Code.

If you have been issued an administrative citation and believe you are unable to deposit the penalty amount at the time of filing the notice of appeal, you may contact Animal Care and Control at the
number listed below and request an advanced deposit hardship waiver form. This form must be filled out with the written notice of appeal and within 20 calendar days of the issuance of the citation.

If you need further information about how to comply with the San Bernardino Code violations, please contact San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control at (800) 472‐5609.

Administrative Citation Notice of Appeal

Advanced Deposit Hardship Waiver


Payment must be made in full within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the citation.

Mailed Payments
Mailed payments may be made in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, or personal check. Do not send cash. Checks should be made payable to the County of San Bernardino. Please indicate the citation number on your check. Mail payment to the following address:

County of San Bernardino
c/o Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Cash Payments
Cash payments can only be made at:

San Bernardino County Department of Animal Care and Control
351 N. Mt View Ave, 1st floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Online or By Phone Payments
Payment may also be made on‐line by credit/debit card at Citation Processing Center or by calling (800) 969‐6158.