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Situations that pose a serious risk to health and safety are given top priority; others are pursued in the order in which they are received. For all types of code complaints, the first step is personal contact by a Code Enforcement Officer to ascertain if a code violation exists, and to request remediation. If the individual responsible for the situation is not available, or is unwilling to correct the code violation in a timely manner, a notice of violation or a citation may be issued. The individual has ignored previous notices / citations. In many cases the individual responsible for the code violation is given the opportunity to voluntarily correct the situation and comply with current codes without a penalty. If the correction is not made in reasonable time the individual may be subject to fines and other penalties.
In cases where compliance is not gained, an official Notice to Abate letter is sent via certified mail to the property owner, warning of monetary penalties in the form of both fees and administrative citations. These fees and fines are issued if the violations are not corrected by the official re-inspection date specified on the notice.
If you have filed a complaint and do not see any changes, please keep in mind that this process allows the residents of Citrus Heights between 10 and 20 days to bring their property into compliance before monetary penalties are issued.
You are always welcomed to contact the Code Enforcement Unit at (916) 725-2845 to check the status of any service request.
Here is the link to the Rental Housing Inspection Program.
For additional questions you may call: (916) 727-5520 or email RHIP@citrusheigths.net
Upon receiving a suspected violation from Red Flex, the officer reviews the video footage which includes the front and back of the vehicle a few seconds before, and after, the suspected violation. If the officer confirms the driver of the vehicle is in violation, they determine if the driver can be positively identified as the registered owner. If the registered owner is the driver, and is positively identified by their Department of motor vehicles photo or other law enforcement photo, they will be issued a citation.
If the driver does not appear to be the registered owner(s), the officer does not issue a citation, but requests assistance from the registered owner by mailing a notice of violation to the address listed on the registration. The notice requests the registered owner(s) to provide the driver’s information. If the registered owner is not the driver, and does not respond with information of who the driver is, no citation is issued. If the registered owner does provide the information of the driver, and that driver can be positively identified, the driver will be issued a citation.
YOU MUST APPEAR OR RESOLVE YOUR CASE BY THE DATE ON YOUR CITATION. Failure to appear or resolve your case will result in additional penalties being added. In addition, the court will send a request to the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driver's license.
In order to close your case and not appear in court, go to their website. NOTE - In the agency menu section, choose "RLC - Red Light Camera", NOT "Citrus Heights Police Department."