CHAPTER 14A. NUISANCES.
Article VII. Administrative Citations.
Sec. 14A-7-4. Service procedures.
An administrative citation on a form approved by the city manager may be
issued to the responsible person by an enforcement officer for violations of the
Woodland Municipal Code, its adopted codes or applicable state codes in the
(1) Personal Service.
(A) The enforcement officer
shall attempt to locate and personally serve the responsible person and, if
possible, obtain the signature of the responsible person on the administrative
(B) If the served responsible person refuses or fails to sign the
administrative citation, the failure or refusal to sign shall not affect the
validity of the administrative citation or of subsequent
(2) Service of Citation by Mail.
(A) If the enforcement
officer is unable to locate the responsible person, the administrative citation
shall be mailed to the responsible person by certified mail, postage prepaid
with a return receipt requested. Simultaneously, the administrative citation may
be sent by first class mail.
(B) Service by mail shall be sent to the
responsible person’s address as shown on public records or as known to the
city. If the administrative citation is sent by certified mail and returned
unsigned, then service shall be deemed effective by first class mail, provided
the administrative citation sent by the first class mail is not
(3) Service of Citation by Posting Notice.
(A) If the
enforcement officer does not succeed in serving the responsible person
personally or by certified or first class mail, the enforcement officer may post
the administrative citation in a conspicuous location on any real property
within the city in which the city has knowledge that the responsible person has
a legal interest.
(B) Posting of the administrative citation shall be deemed
effective service as of the date that the citation is actually posted. (Ord. No.
1443, § 3 (part).)