503.04  ANSWER TO NOTICE OF CIVIL OFFENSE.
   (a)   A person served with a notice charging a civil offense may file a written answer to the charge.  The answer may be delivered in person or mailed to the City.  An answer must be filed within ten (10) days from the date of the notice.  The answer may:
      (1)   Admit that the person committed the offense by payment of the civil fine specified in the notice;
      (2)   Admit that the person committed the offense and, for those offenses that provide for a reduction in civil fine on proof of correction, offer proof that the person has corrected the offense;
      (3)   Deny that the person committed the offense and request a hearing.  If the person desires the presence, at the hearing, of the enforcement officer, inspector or other authorized individual who issued the notice, the person must request same in his or her answer; or
      (4)   If the person served has taken an administrative appeal authorized by the Oxford Codified Ordinances from an order on which the offense was based, the person may request that the time for answering the notice of civil offense be continued until the appeal has been finally resolved.
   (b)   (1)   A person who admits the commission of the offense for which a notice was issued must pay the civil fine arising out of the offense to the Finance Director.
      (2)   A person who admits the commission of the offense with an offer of proof of correction, may offer proof that the person has corrected the offense.
         (Ord. 2793.  Passed 9-16-03.)