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Title: 10 - Vehicles and Traffic

Chapter: 14 - Parking Enforcement

Section: 30 - Administrative Review

A.   Initiating Administrative Review.
       1.   Timeliness. A request for administrative review must be made
within twenty-one (21) days from the issuance of the notice of parking violation,
or within twenty-one (21) days from the mailing of the notice of delinquent
parking violation.
       2.    Manner of Making Request. The request for administrative review
may be made by written request, telephone, or in person to the revenue division.
B.    Written Statement of Reasons. A contestant shall provide to the revenue
division a written statement of the reasons for contesting the parking violation.
The statement of reasons shall be made on a form provided by the revenue
division. If the statement of reasons is not timely provided by the contestant,
within the time period specified in subsection (A)(1) of this section, the request
for administrative review will be rejected, and the contestant shall have no
further rights to administrative review, or to an administrative hearing.
C.    Investigation. Upon receipt of a timely request for administrative review
and the required statement of reasons, the revenue division shall forward the
request and statement to the issuing agency and the issuing agency staff will
commence an investigation of the citation and the circumstances surrounding its
issuance. The review shall consist of a determination of whether the citation
contains all of the items required by California Vehicle Code Section 40202, and
shall focus on the reasons for the request as specified by the contestant.
       1.    Cancellation of Citation. If, based on the results of the
investigation, the issuing agency is satisfied that the citation was not in
accordance with California Vehicle Code Section 40202, or, based on the
contestant\'s statement of reasons, that the violation did not occur or the
registered owner was not responsible for the violation, the issuing agency shall
cancel the citation and shall specify in writing the reasons for canceling the
       2.   Determination of Validity. If, based on the results of the
investigation, the issuing agency is satisfied that the citation was in accordance
with California Vehicle Section 40202, and that the reasons specified by the
contestant do not exist, or do not affect the validity of the citation, the issuing
agency shall specify those findings in writing together with the supporting
reasons for making the findings.
D.   Notification to Contestant. The issuing agency shall mail the results of the
investigation to the contestant by first class mail and shall forward a copy of the
results to the revenue division. Services of the results upon contestant shall be
complete upon placement of the results in the United States mail, postage paid.