Request an Administrative Hearing

1.    A Responsible Party to whom a Notice of Violation, Abatement Order, and/or an administrative citation is issued may request an administrative hearing within five calendar days of service of the Notice of Violation, Abatement Order, and/or administrative citation. Failure to timely request an administrative hearing in the manner required by this Section constitutes a waiver of the administrative hearing and a failure to exhaust administrative remedies.

2.    A request for an administrative hearing shall be made in writing and filed with the Nevada County Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and shall state all grounds for appeal which the Appellant wishes the County to consider.

3.    The hearing on the appeal shall occur not more than 30 days after receipt of a timely appeal and shall provide written notice of the hearing date and time to the appellant at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing, unless such time limits are waived in writing by the Enforcement Officer and the appellant.

4.    At the time of submitting the request for an administrative hearing, the Appellant requesting the administrative hearing shall pay a deposit the full amount of any fine and/or penalty imposed by a Notice of Violation, Abatement Order, and/or an administrative citation, in the event the fine and/or penalty has not yet been paid. No request for an administrative hearing shall be accepted without payment of the deposit of the fine and/or penalty amount at the time the administrative hearing request is filed. The County may waive or defer the fine and/or penalty upon written request for good cause shown. Good cause may include severe economic hardship, significant attempts to comply with a Notice of Violation and/or Abatement Order, and other factors indicating good faith attempts to comply.

5.    Unless otherwise required by the California Building Code, an adopted uniform code, or other provision of law, administrative hearings shall be conducted and heard by a Hearing Body.


Clerk of the Board

Physical Address
950 Maidu Avenue
Suite 200
Nevada City, CA 95959 

Phone: 530-265-1480

Email: clerkofboard@co.nevada.ca.us