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Administrative Citation Information

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IMPORTANT: 

  • For Vacation Rental/Homeshare related citations, pre-citation or courtesy notices are not given (see Admin Reg 08/2014).  

  • There are 2 types of Administrative Citations - please read the following sections carefully to determine which payment method, appeal form and appeal process refer to you. 

FOR Administrative Citations relating to:  Operating without a Registration Certificate ($5000+ fines); and for Suspension, Revocation or Denial of a Registration Certificate 

The City of Palm Springs contracts with a third party, Citation Processing Center for management of Vacation Rental and Homeshare citations.

To pay your fine - DO NOT send payment to the City of Palm Springs.  Payment can be made on line or by contacting the Citation Processing Center (see below).  Payment must be made within 15 calendar days of the citation mailing date (unless you are appealing (see below).

City of Palm Springs
  Administrative Citation Program c/o

Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
Newport Beach, CA  92658-7275
1 (800) 969-6158
www.citationprocessingcenter.com

To appeal your citation - Your appeal request must be made to the Palm Springs City Clerk's office and NOT the Citation Processing Center. 

A party receiving a citation may appeal it within fifteen (15) calendar day of the citation mailing date. The provisions of Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 2.50 will apply to the appeal process and hearing.   

If you choose to appeal this citation,  payment of the fine is suspended pending a final decision by the Administrative Appeals Board.  However, you must pay the then-current appeal fee ($764.00) and submit the request for appeal form to the Palm Springs Office of the City Clerk no later than fifteen (15) calendar days  of the date the citation is mailed

Please read FAQs before appealing your citation; download FAQs here.

Download the appeal form here.  When completed, send to the Palm Springs Office of the City Clerk.


FOR Operational Administrative Citations (typically $500, $1000, $2500)

The City of Palm Springs contracts with a third party, Citation Processing Center for management of Vacation Rental and Homeshare citations.

To pay your fine - DO NOT send payment to the City of Palm Springs.  Payment can be made on line or by contacting the Citation Processing Center (see below).  Payment must be made within 15 calendar days of the citation mailing date (even if you are appealing (see below).

City of Palm Springs
  Administrative Citation Program c/o

Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
Newport Beach, CA  92658-7275
1 (800) 969-6158
www.citationprocessingcenter.com

To appeal your citation - Your appeal request must be made to the Citation Processing Center and NOT the City of Palm Springs City Clerk's office. 

A party receiving a citation may appeal it within fifteen (15) calendar days  of the citation mailing date. The provisions of Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 1.06 will apply to the appeal process and hearing.   

If you choose to appeal this citation,  payment of the fine is mandatory.  However, there is no separate appeal fee required.  You must pay the fine and submit your request for appeal form to the Citation Processing Center no later than fifteen (15) calendar days  of the date the citation is mailed.   Note, currently you cannot request an appeal on line but you can pay on line.  Appeal request forms must be mailed to the Citation Processing Center.

Please read FAQs before appealing your citation; download FAQs here.

Download the appeal form here.  When completed, send it to the Citation Processing Center.