You have the right to appeal the citation within 30 calendar days of the date on which you received the citation letter.
An appeal may be requested using the Request for Appeal of Administrative Citation Form. The completed form, along with any supporting documentation and the appeal fee, should be mailed to “ACWMA – Citation Processing Center” at P.O. Box 7275, Newport Beach, CA 92658-7275. At this time, the appeal cannot be submitted online at www.CitationProcessingCenter.com, but is anticipated to be available in the future.
Note that you must submit payment of the Total Fine amount with your appeal letter in order to be granted a citation appeal hearing. Note: if you choose to appeal the citation, you will be required to put on deposit the amount of the fine shown on your citation as a bond. You may include the Total Fine amount in a check made payable to “ACWMA – Citation Processing Center” with your Request for Appeal of Administrative Citation Form. Alternatively, you may pay by credit/debit card online at www.CitationProcessingCenter.com and then mail in your completed appeal form. Please see the above “How do I clear the citation?” section for more detailed instructions for online payment of the fine.
If you win the appeal, the bond amount on deposit will be returned to you. If you lose the appeal, the bond amount on deposit will be forfeited and your fine paid. Once your appeal request is received, you will be sent a written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing by certified mail. The notice will be sent at least 10 calendar days prior to the hearing date.