Appealing a Citation
What You Need to Know
The most important things you need to know about the appeals process:
- Appeals must be submitted to the Parking Services office within ten days of when the citation was issued
- Appeals must be submitted on Parking Services' Appeal Petition form,
- A $10 hearing fee will be assessed for each appealed citation. The fee is due at the time the Appeal Form is filed. After receiving the form and fee, Parking will contact the Appeals officer to schedule the Appeal.
- If the petiitoner fails to arrange an appeal date within 7 calendar days from when the appointment request was made, fails to appear at the time of their scheduled appointment, or does not provide a minimum 2 hour notice for cancellation, the appeal will be judged on the provided written submission alone.
- The decision of the Appeals Officer is the final word on the citation/violation/appeal.
The Appeal Process
Step One: The Appeal
If you disagree with your citation and would like to formally contest its validity:
You must complete a Appeal Petition form in person at Parking Services in Gray Hall and pay the $10 Appeal fee to officially contest a citation.
You must request a Appeal within ten days of the issuance of a citation.
Step Two: The Appeal
Once the Appeal Petition form is received by Parking Service, we pass it on to the Appeal Officer who will begin a preliminary investigation of your appeal which may include:
- A review your Appeal Petition form
- A review of Parking Services' records for the citation including any photos taken by the Campus Safety Patrol Officer who issued it
- A visit to the site of the citation
- An interview with Parking Services staff or other witnesses
After the preliminary investigation, the Appeal officer will set up a meeting to discuss the citation/appeal with you unless it is indicated that you do not want an in-person meeting on the form.
Step Three: The Disposition
When you file an appeal there are three possible outcomes:
- The Citation may be voided and the ten dollar appeal fee will be waived.
- The Citation fine may be reduced, but the ten dollar appeal fee will still be due.
- The Citation may be upheld and the full fine, in addition to the ten dollar appeal fee, will be due.