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Frequently Asked Questions


I RECEIVED A NOTICE WHAT DO I DO NOW?
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CAN I DISCUSS MY CASE WITH A HEARING OFFICER?
NO. Hearing Officers do not discuss matters over the telephone. Questions, requests for extensions, requests for hearings, and the like must be put in writing and addressed to the Hearing Officer for your case. Any documents, statements, or other evidence you want the Hearing Officer to consider in your case must be presented in writing and mailed to the Hearing Officer or presented to the Hearing Officer at a hearing.


WILL THIS VIOLATION APPEAR ON MY DRIVING RECORD?
NO. Coast Guard violations will not appear on your driving record or any other federal, state or local law enforcement records. The Coast Guard keeps a history of prior Coast Guard civil penalty violations, which can be considered when determining the amount of any future civil penalty.


I DON’T LIKE THE HEARING OFFICER’S FINAL DECISION,
WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
You may appeal your final decision within 30 days of the final written notice. You must submit your appeal in writing to the Coast Guard Hearing Office.

U.S. Coast Guard Hearing Office
CG HO MS 7160
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600
Arlington, VA 20598-7160



CAN I SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN?
YES. If you are unable to pay the penalty in full you may contact our collection office to set up a payment plan. The phone number to our collection office is 510-437-3644. You may also write to...

Commanding Officer
U.S. Coast Guard
Legal Service Command (LSC-5)
Coast Guard Island, Bldg. 54-A
Alameda, CA 94501


I CORRECTED MY VIOLATIONS AFTER I WAS STOPPED,
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
The Hearing Officer has determined that the violations occurred based on the evidence in the case file in which you have received a Preliminary Assessment Letter (PAL). If you have corrected the violations you should provide the Hearing Officer with a written response and include copies of receipts, documents, photographs and other evidence showing the violation has been corrected. If you wish you may also request a hearing by writing to our office to the address on the Home Page.


CAN I REQUEST MORE TIME TO MAKE MY DECISION
ON HOW TO HANDLE MY CASE?
YES. A request for an extension of time must be made in writing. This is to document the request in the case file. Approval of a request for an extension of time is at the discretion of the Hearing Officer.


CAN I FAX MY WRITTEN STATEMENTS, HEARING REQUEST, OR EXTENTION OF TIME TO YOUR OFFICE?
YES. Fax statements are welcomed as long as they are followed by the original document by mail or express mail. PLEASE NOTE PICTURES ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY FAX. All pictures must be submitted by mail or express mail. Our Fax Number is (202)493-6924.


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Last Modified 10/22/2014