Administrative Citations

Morgan Hill Municipal Code Chapter 1.19 provides for the issuance of administrative citations for Morgan Hill Municipal Code violations. The administrative citation and the establishment of appropriate fines are intended to act as a reasonable deterrent in preventing Municipal Code violations. 

Fine Schedule
Unless a different amount is specified by code, the amount of fine payable to the city for an administrative citation, is a fine not exceeding one hundred ($100) dollars for a first violation, not exceeding two hundred ($200) dollars for a second violation of the same ordinance within one year and not exceeding five hundred ($500) dollars for each additional violation of the same ordinance within one year.

If you have been issued an administrative citation for a Municipal Code violation other than parking, you may pay the citation or request a hearing. Citations may be paid in person at City Hall or via mail.

Hearing Request
Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest that there was a violation of the code or that he or she is the responsible party by completing a hearing form and returning it to the city within thirty (30) days from the issuance of the citation.

To file the hearing request, complete the Administrative Citation Hearing Request Form and submit to City Hall, in person or via mail, with a photocopy of the original citation. The form must be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days from the issuance of the citation. An advance deposit of the full citation amount must also be received within thirty (30) days of the citation.

If you are contesting the citation and are unable to pay the advance deposit, you may request an advance deposit hardship waiver within fifteen (15) days of the date of issuance of the citation. Complete the Request for Advance Deposit Hardship Waiver Form once you have reviewed the qualifications attached to the Waiver Form. Any form submitted without all the proper documentation will be denied.

Mail Form and Payment to:
City of Morgan Hill - Finance Department
17575 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037