Parking citations issued by Parking and Transportation Services can be appealed if you feel that the citation was issued in error or that there were extenuating circumstances associated with the citation. The appeal for the citation must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Appeals for citations are submitted online through your Parking and Transportation account. Tow fees and Boot fees are not eligible for appeal.
The first appeal is reviewed by the Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation Services or designee. The appellant will be notified in writing by email of the decision. If the citation is sustained, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the Committee’s decision, unless a final appeal is timely filed.
Second (Final) Appeal
A final appeal of the citation may be made by requesting a hearing before the Parking Violations Appeal Board. The Board is composed of seven (7) members: two (2) faculty, three (3) staff members from the University community, two (2) students and two (2) alternates. The Chief of Police or designee will act as advisor to the Board. The Board must establish a quorum to hear appeals. A quorum shall be defined as a minimum of five (5) members of the Parking Violations Appeal Board.
The final appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Committee’s decision on the first appeal. The documentation that was reviewed by the Committee will be forwarded to the Board, however the Board will make an independent determination of the case. The individual will be notified of the date, time, and location of the hearing and may present evidence. If the individual elects not to attend the hearing, the written appeal will be read aloud for the Board to review. The individual will be notified in writing of the decision of the Board. If the citation is sustained, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Board’s decision. The Parking Violations Appeal Board is the final appeal authority; no further appeals are permitted.
How to File a First Appeal
1. Click on the link found below. Per the instructions you will need to create an account. Click on "create one" which you will find is highlighted in red.
2. After you submit your "log in" information the system will bring you back to appeal page where you will now need to insert your username and password.
3. From here you will then fill out all the appeal information.
The results of the appeal submitted will be sent to your preferred method (postal mail or e-mail). On average, it takes about two weeks to get a response. While your citation is under appeal a hold is placed on the citation so that you can not accumulate any late fees. If the appeal is denied, you have fourteen days from the date of response to either file a second appeal or to pay the citation before a late fee is assessed.
How to File a Second Appeal
If your first appeal is denied then you have the opportunity to file a second appeal. The second appeal is filed the same way you filed for your first appeal (steps are above). By filing a second appeal you will have the chance to meet with the appeals board on an appointed date to have your appeal reviewed again. Second appeals are scheduled in advance and you will be notified via e-mail of your scheduled hearing time and location. Your attendance at the Second Appeal Hearing is encouraged by not required. Please note that the decision of the Board is final; no further appeals are permitted.
Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists. Reasons for appeal that are not considered legitimate and will result in your appeal being denied include, but are not limited to:
1. Disagreement with the parking regulation.
2. Ignorance of the regulation.
3. Stated inability to find a permitted parking space.
4. Operation of the vehicle by another person.
5. Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations.
6. Tardiness to class and/or appointment
7. Inability to pay fine.
8. Displayed wrong or expired permit.
9. Traffic congestion.
10. Received bad verbal information.
11. Perception that designated parking area is not safe