Administrative Citation Appeals

As provided by City ordinance, “Any party who is harmed by any action or decision of any agency or major organizational unit of the city concerning an administrative decision of a city official or officials from which an appeal is not otherwise provided may appeal the decision. The party who wishes to appeal is referred to as the “appellant.” An independent hearing examiner, who must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of South Dakota, shall be assigned to hear the appeal.”  § 30.040 of the Code of Ordinances of Sioux Falls.

The documents in this section of the Code Enforcement website provide information on the appeal process, along with the correct forms to complete. Specific questions about the appeal process should be directed to the City Attorney’s Office at (605) 367-8880.

Appeals shall be commenced by filing a written notice of appeal with the responsible agency or major organizational unit either in person or postmarked within 15 days of the decision.