Those who receive a civil citation must comply by paying all fines and restitution ordered and rectifying infractions within 21 days. Those who wish to contest a civil citation must file an appeal with the Division of Administrative Law Appeals within 10 days.
Anyone failing to appeal or comply within the designated deadlines will have a tax lien attached to his or her real and personal property. Those wishing to remove a lien must contact the Department of Revenue for a calculation of the penalty and interest owing. Violators also must make full restitution to the Attorney General's Civil Citation Unit, which may be contacted at (617) 727-2200, ext. 2329. Those who fail to comply with a civil citation related to a public works project will be debarred from public works contracting for one year.