Administrative Citations - Overview

Code Enforcement Division

The Code Enforcement Division may issue administrative citations for violations of any applicable code. The administrative process allows the City to respond to violations more efficiently, while reducing the time and expense associated with criminal prosecution. Criminal and/or other legal processes remain available, however, for those violations not suited to the administrative process.

The City of Oceanside adheres to the State of California approved fee schedule

Warning = no penalty

1st Citation = $100

2nd Citation = $200

3rd Citation = $500

4th and subsequent Citations = $1000

Administrative citation penalties are cumulative and violators may be subject to additional fees if not paid within 30 days from the date the citation was issued. Unpaid citation penalties may also be subject to collection, placed as a lien against the subject property, or recovered through the Franchise Tax Board.