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Admin Citations - Definitions
Published on: 3/22/2012 12:00 AM
Land Use and Development Code Chapter II, Sec. L-II 5.23 Enforcement by Administrative Citation.
The following words shall have a specific meaning for purposes of the Administrative Citation, as follows:
1. "Charge" means a late charge or interest charge imposed due to a Responsible Party’s failure to make full and timely payment of money owed to the County.
2. "Citation" means an administrative citation which can be any written instrument authorized by the Code Compliance Division Manager for the purpose of giving specific notice of a Code violation in accordance with this Section.
3. "Code" means the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code, the California Health and Safety Code, and such other codes and standards as are incorporated into this Code by Section L-V 1.4, with or without local amendment.
4. "Cost" means an expenditure of money by the County which has been incurred during enforcement actions against violations of this Code, including but not limited to administrative costs, staff time, and attorney fees.
5. "Day" or "Days" means a calendar day or calendar days.
6. "Fine" means "administrative fines and penalties" as those terms are used in Sections 25132 and 53069.4 of the Government Code.
7. "Fee" means the amount of money authorized by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 25132, Sections 54985-54988, and Sections 66016 and 66018 of the Government Code in order to enable County recovery of the cost of services rendered in the course of enforcement action or remedial action against continuing  violations, including but not limited to permit fees, fines, late charges, and interest.
8. "Hearing Body" means the officer or board assigned to hear a  matter as provided by Section 5.21.H of this Article. "Hearing Body" shall be deemed to be a hearing board under Section 54988(b) of the Government Code, or a housing appeals board under Section 17920.6 of the Health and Safety Code, or a board of appeals under Section 111 of the International Property Maintenance Code adopted by Section L-V of this Code.
9. "Responsible Party" or "Responsible Parties" means those responsible for causing or continuing a nuisance or violation of this Code; this includes, but is not limited to, the property owner or the person in control of the premises, including any partnership, corporation, association, limited liability company, trust, firm, or other legal entity.
10. "Superior Court" means the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Nevada.
Gregory Shaffer
Code Compliance Program Manager
Code Compliance

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1222
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