Administrative Citation Enforcement Program (ACE)

The Administrative Citation Enforcement Program, (ACE) within the Community Justice Initiative, is a non-criminal approach to nuisance abatement and quality of life offenses - using fines (instead of arrest, incarceration and criminal records) - for people who violate the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Coordinated betwen the LA City Attorney's Office, LAPD and Animal Services, ACE is far superior to using criminal courts and criminal sanctions to deal with minor offenses. Some ACE violators, particularly people 18 - 21, have been referred to our Neighborhood Justice Program as an alternative adjudication to their citation case.

FAQ

WHICH OFFENSES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ACE CITATION?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO PAY THE FINE?

Payment must be made within 20 days, and payment can be accepted online (click on Administrative Citations), over the phone, or by mailing in a check or money order. More information about paying a fine. (PDF)

WHAT HAPPENS IF A FINE IS NOT PAID?

The City may use any civil legal remedy available to collect any unpaid Administrative Fine or to gain compliance with the Administrative Order.

CAN A CITATION BE CONTESTED?

A citation may be contested within 20 days after mailing of the "Official Notice of Administrative Violation and Fine Due."

ADDITIONAL ACE FORMS:

Request an initial review of your citation. (PDF)

Petición para un revisión inicial de su citación. (PDF)

Request an administrative hearing about your citation. (PDF)

Petición para una audiencia administrativa sobre su citación. (PDF)

Request an advance deposit hardship waiver. (PDF)

Petición para exención del depósito por adelantado. (PDF)

Download form, fill out and mail hard copy to:

City of Los Angeles

ACE Program Citation Processing Center

Post Office Box 7275

Newport Beach, CA. 92658

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
FORMS RELATED TO STREET VENDING CITATIONS:

Ability to pay determination in English and Spanish. (PDF)

Application for fine reduction in English and Spanish. (PDF)