Citation Appeals

Citation Appeals

Do you need information on appealing a citation?

Access the informal guide to citation hearings before the Seattle Hearing Examiner.

The guide will provide information on:

  • When and how to file a citation appeal
  • How a mitigated hearing differs from a contested hearing
  • When and where the hearing will be held
  • What happens in a hearing
  • When a decision is issued

If you have addition questions about any of these topics, please email us at

Hearing Examiner

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 4000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124
Phone: (206) 684-0521
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Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Office of Hearing Examiner is a separate and independent office of the City created by the Seattle Municipal Code. The Office is charged with conducting fair and impartial administrative hearings, when authorized by the Code, to review the actions of various City departments.