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Administrative Citation Hearing Requests
Contest a citation and request a hearing
If you received a citation and believe there is an error, you may contest the citation by completing the form to request a hearing. Forms must be returned to the City within 30 days of receiving the citation along with an advance deposit of the fine or an advance deposit hardship waiver. Please see hardship qualifications for required documentation.

Where to Pay
Request forms, payments and/or advanced deposit hardship waiver can be paid by mail or in person. 

By Mail:
City of San José – Finance Department
Attention: Payment Processing 
200 E. Santa Clara St.
13th Floor 
San José, CA 95113
In Person:
City of San José - Cashiering
200 E. Santa Clara St.
1st Floor
San José, CA 95113

For administrative citation hearing questions please contact the office who issued the citation: 

 (408) 392-3526
 Animal Care and Services
 (408) 794-7212
 Code Enforcement
 (408) 535-7770
 Department of Transportation
 (408) 277-2756
 Environmental Services
 (408) 793-5300
 Police - False Alarm
 (408) 277-4981
 Police - Gaming / Vice
 (408) 277-4322

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