(a) The Bureau may dispose only of municipal civil infraction violations for which a municipal civil infraction notice has been issued and for which a fine has been set by ordinance. Nothing in this ordinance shall prevent or restrict the City of Flint from issuing a municipal civil infraction citation for any violation or from prosecuting any violation in the 68th District Court.
(b) The limit of the Bureau’s authority shall be to accepting admissions of responsibility for municipal civil infraction notices and the collecting of fines and costs resulting from these admissions. The Bureau shall not accept payment from a person who is denying responsibility for a municipal civil infraction or admitting responsibility with explanation.
(c) The notices shall include the time of the alleged violator shall appear before the Bureau, the methods by which an appearance can be made, the address and telephone number of the Bureau and the hours during which the Bureau is open.
(d) If an authorized local official issues and serves a municipal civil infraction notice and the alleged violator does not admit responsibility and pay the fines and costs, a municipal civil infraction citation shall be issued and filed with the 68th District Court, with a copy mailed to the alleged violator (defendant) as provided in ordinance no.
(e) The Bureau is authorized to accept payment of fines and costs in response to municipal civil infraction violation notices, and shall not be authorized to accept monies or admissions of responsibility in response to municipal civil infraction citations.
(f) The Bureau shall not accept payment of a fine or costs from any person who denies having committed a municipal civil infraction charged in a municipal civil infraction violation notice.
(g) The Bureau shall not have authority or jurisdiction to determine, or attempt to determine, the truth or falsity of any fact or matter relating to an alleged violation.
(Ord. 3541, passed 6-9-2004; Ord. 3648, passed 4-25-2005)