Gov. Code 53069.4 allows local governments to enforce their ordinances through an administrative process for imposing and collecting fines. Unlike most administrative proceedings that may be reviewed only by a writ of administrative mandamus under CCP 1094.5, a citizen can appeal to the superior court from a decision by that administrative process within 20 days after the decision. (Gov. Code 53069.4(b)(1).) The superior court reviews the appeal de novo but the administrative record is received in evidence. The statute says that the de novo appeal is a limited jurisdiction case. But this decision holds that the statute merely provides a default designation as limited jurisdiction. The superior court may hear an appeal of an administrative decision affirming a fine of more than $25,000 and treat the appeal as an unlimited jurisdiction case.