Pursuant to County Ordinance Code, an individual may appeal a Notice of Violation and Order to Abate or a Statement of Expense issued by an Enforcement Official of the County to the County department that issued the notice or statement within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of notification.
That party may then select a Hearing Officer from the Hearing Officer Panel to conduct an administrative hearing of the appeal pursuant to the Hearing Officer’s Administrative Procedures.SELECTING A HEARING OFFICER
Select a Hearing Officer from the Hearing Officer Panel. In the event that the selected Hearing Officer is unable to serve or is disqualified, then the appellant shall select a replacement Hearing Officer from the panel of Hearing Officers or, alternatively, select an Administrative Law Judge through the State of California Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”). To select an Administrative Law Judge, inform the Department and then visit the OAH website at https://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/APPEAL OF HEARING OFFICER DECISION
The Enforcement Official and/or the appellant may appeal the Hearing Officer’s decision to the Board of Supervisors within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Hearing Officer’s written decision, presumed to have occurred five (5) days after the Hearing Officer mailed the decision.