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Appealing a Citation

If you believe your citation was issued in error:

  • Fax proof of vaccination and tag purchase to 305-884-3447, or email CitaCollect, or
  • Mail proof of vaccination and tag purchase to: 
    • MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES
      CITATION SECTION
      7401 NW 74 ST
      MIAMI FL 33166
  • If the citation was issued in error it will be promptly voided and you will not be contacted.
  • If further information is required, contact will be made by mail. Voided citations take 6-8 weeks to clear.
  • If the citation is valid, you will receive a letter. Please allow 3-4 weeks for letters to arrive.
  • You may call us at 305-884-1101 to verify the correction if you have any questions.

If the citation is closed, you can verify its status by logging onto the Clerk of Courts and entering the citation number.

If the citation is valid, you may also request an administrative hearing to appeal the decision of the code inspector officer through the

County Clerk, Code Enforcement
Intergovernmental Services Division,
111 NW 1 ST., STE 1750,
Miami FL 33128
Phone 305-375-2333 or fax 305-375-2731.

You will be notified of a hearing date by mail.

An appeal by Administrative Hearing of the Notice of Violation shall be accomplished by filing a request in writing to the above address within 20 calendar days from the date issued.

  • Failure of the Violator to appeal this notice within the prescribed time shall constitute a waiver of the Violator's right to any Administrative Hearings.
  • To check the status of an appeal, you can call the County Clerk at 305-375-2333.
  • You may appear with or without counsel and produce witnesses on your behalf.
  • You may be liable for reasonable costs of the administrative hearing upon a finding of guilty.
  • You may be liable for the County's costs and expenses incurred as a result of investigation and enforcement should you be found guilty of the violation.
  • Liens in the amount of unpaid penalties can be filed against your real or personal property and may be foreclosed.
  • Once the citation is appealed, pending a hearing date, there is a stay of enforcement for the specific alleged violation being contested.

Once the hearing is scheduled and the citation is heard, the hearing officer will render a verdict of guilty or not guilty. The hearing officer will base his/her decision on two criteria: 1) Was there a violation? and 2) Is the person named on the citation responsible?

If found guilty, the violator may be assessed an administrative fine of up to $75 in addition to the citation.

If the violator would like to contest the hearing officer's decision, they may do so by making another written request to the 3rd Court of Appeals.

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