Placer County Planning Services to host town hall meeting on code enforcement fine adjustment and appeals process

Published June 5, 2023

The Placer County Planning Services Department will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. to inform the public about proposed adjustments to code enforcement fines and the process of appealing a fine. 

The meeting will be held at the Planning Commission Chambers, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn and via Zoom. 

Topics at the meeting will include a proposed zoning text amendment that would increase code enforcement fines from $100 to $500 for a first offense, and from $500 to $750 for a second offense. The third offense would remain at $1,000. 

Additionally, Planning Services is proposing to streamline the appeals process for code enforcement fines by using administrative hearing officers to hear appeals of administrative citations, abatement hearings, and to hear appeals for the recovery of code enforcement administrative costs associated with case investigations. Traditionally, those hearings are overseen by the Planning Commission or a county official.  

The proposed changes are part of a process directed by the Board of Supervisors to revamp the county’s code enforcement program in 2022 to stress stronger compliance, add staffing and improve technology that will aid the department’s work.

For more information on code compliance in Placer County, click here.