You may request an administrative hearing to appeal a citation deemed valid (Review the Citation Letter)
Your request for a hearing to appeal must be sent in writing within 20 calendar days from the date issued. You will be notified of a hearing date by mail
Requests can be faxed to 305-375-2731 or mailed to the following address:
County Clerk, Code Enforcement Intergovernmental Services Division 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1750 Miami, Florida 33128
If ASD determines that the citation was issued in error, it will be promptly voided and owner will receive a Violation Notice of Cancellation
If further information is required, contact will be made by mail to the owner. Voided citations take four weeks to clear. If the citation is valid, owner will receive a letter.
Owners may contact 311 or go online after four weeks to log onto the Clerk of the Courts website and enter the Citation number to verify if citation was closed
If citation was determined to be valid: ASD will mail a letter (Sample Letter - ASD Determination Letter Rev to the pet owner within three to four weeks advising that the citation is valid and payment is expected. If pet owner still does not agree with citation, pet owner must request an Appeals Hearing
There are several ways to have your citation removed from collections.
Call the County's Collection office telephone number on the citation.
Visit the Finance Department's Collections Unit:
Miami-Dade County Credit and Collections MLK Jr. Plaza 2525 NW 62 St., Suite 4301 Miami FL 33147
Search for and pay a citation that is in collections online on the Clerk of Court Citation Search. On the website, enter your citation number, folio number, mailing address or your name. Citations are not filed under the pet’s name.
You can pay for the citation online using a major credit card; by phone to the Clerk of the Courts; in person at Animal Services, the Clerk of Court's office or any County courthouse; or by mail. If you receive a notice and would like to dispute it, you may schedule a hearing.
The citation number must be referenced on all check payments
Check, money order or cashier's check must be made payable to: Animal Services
Payment of a citation does not achieve compliance. Compliance is achieved when licensing and/or rabies vaccination requirement is met.
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