Fees and Penalties
It is a misdemeanor and a public nuisance to violate any of the provisions of this article and the county shall have the authority to cause the abatement and removal thereof in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Placer County Code Chapter 17, Article 17.62, §17.62.160. The violation of any provision of this article shall be and is hereby declared to be contrary to the public interest and shall, at the discretion of the county, create a cause of action for injunctive relief. Any person that violates the provisions of this article may be subject to administrative remedies, as set forth herein. Unless otherwise expressly provided, the remedies, procedures and penalties provided by this section are cumulative to each other and to any others available under state law or other county ordinances.
- The fine for code violation(s) pursuant to this section, where the occupant/lessee occupies a private short-term rental within a residence on the subject parcel, and the owner leases the same to the occupant/lessee, shall be an administrative penalty of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) each day for each violation contained in the first administrative citation; up to one thousand dollars ($1000.00) each day for each violation contained in the second administrative citation issued for violations of the same ordinance within one year of the issuance date that a prior administrative citation for a violation of the same provisions on the same property was assessed or uncontested; up to two thousand dollars ($2000.00) each day for each violation contained in a third or subsequent administrative citation issued for violations of the same ordinance within one year of the issuance date that a prior administrative citation for a violation of the same provisions on the same property was assessed or uncontested. Fine amounts shall be cumulative where multiple citations are issued.
- Appeal of assessed fine. An appeal of the penalty to the County’s Administrative Hearing Officer must be filed within ten (10) calendar days from the date of citation service. The Hearing Officer may uphold, uphold in part, or deny the appeal and shall list in the decision the reasons for that decision. The decision of the Hearing Officer as to the penalties is final.
- All money and assets collected in payment of penalties for violations of this article and all money and assets collected for recovery of costs of enforcement of this article shall be used to offset the cost of enforcement of this article. (Ord. 5920-B § 9, 2018; Ord. 5851-B § 2, 2016)
No duty to enforce
Nothing in this article shall be construed as imposing on any code enforcement officer or the county of Placer any duty to issue a warning notice, administrative or judicial citation, notice to abate, nor to abate any violations of this article and neither the code enforcement officer, nor the county, shall be held liable for failure to issue an order to abate any violation of this article. (Ord. 5851-B § 2, 2016).