Enforcement

What is the process?

Step 1: Investigation

Code Enforcement Officers investigate and attempt to confirm that a nuisance (or permit violation) exists.

Step 2: Prepare and Serve Notice

If determined that a nuisance (or permit violation) exists, the Code Enforcement Officer will prepare and serve a Notice of Nuisance Abatement (or Notice of Permit Revocation if a permit violation exists).

Step 3: Conduct Hearing

If a Notice of Nuisance Abatement (or Notice of Permit Revocation) is served, it will include a hearing date. This hearing will be conducted by a Cannabis Hearing Officer if the nuisance (or remediable permit violation) is not voluntarily abated prior to the hearing date set forth in the notice. The Cannabis Hearing Officer may affirm, reverse, or modify any fines, abatement orders, or permit revocation.

Step 4: Abatement

In cases of nuisance abatement, if a nuisance is not abated within two (2) days of the Cannabis Hearing Officer's decision being served which finds that a nuisance exists, the Cannabis Hearing Officer may direct Code Enforcement Officers to enter upon the property and abate the nuisance.

Step 5: Revocation of Permit

In cases of permit revocation, the Code Enforcement Officer may immediately initiate the Notice of Nuisance Abatement process. All abatement and administrative costs incurred by the County may be recovered against responsible parties and/or assessed against the property.

Who can use this service?

The Cannabis Hearing Officer process is a county-initiated administrative hearing process regarding cannabis-related violations of County Code.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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