Administrative Adjudication (BAA)

The Bureau of Administrative Adjudication (BAA) handles non-compliant property code ticket disputes and hearings. 

Did you receive a code violation ticket? You must pay or dispute the ticket within 30 days, or a penalty will occur.  After 30 days the ticket will default and a judgment and lien may be file. 

Note: Mail-in payments will be processed based on their US Postal Service postmark. All payments not made within the allotted time period will be subject to a late penalty.

You may get fines or penalties for non-compliant property code violations like:

  • Blight (Trash/debris, overgrowth)
  • Exterior (Peeling paint, car in your yard)
  • Interior (no smoke detectors, broken stove)
  • Failure to apply or obtain for periodic inspections (Rental registry, Certificate of compliance)

If you get fined for a violation and don’t think you deserve it, you can dispute it by requesting a hearing. A judge will listen to what you have to say and then decide based on the evidence.

At BAA, we are dedicated to:

  • Resolving code violation ticket disputes quickly and fairly
  • Conducting hearings, so people can make their voice heard
  • Enforcing laws and codes to ensure safe and healthy housing