Parking Citation Appeals
Fight For Your Right to Park
One of the responsibilities of the Student Court is to help assist students with their parking citations. The Student Court has the authority to reduce or waive the fees associated with their parking citations under certain circumstances. The Chief Justice, along with the Associate Justices, will review each case and determine if the case has grounds for appeal. While students are encouraged to appeal their parking tickets, appealing a citation does not guarantee it will be waived or reduced.
If a financial hold as been placed on your account, and you are currently in the middle of an appeal process, it is encouraged that you pay the fine. Upon deciding whether or not your citation has been waived or reduced, you will be reimbursed the proper amount.
Citations appealed beyond the 10-day limit from date of issue will not be considered.
- I did not know the parking rules
- I never received the citation
- I was parked there for a few minutes
- My designated lot was full
- I was late for class
- Someone else was driving my car
- I am financially unable to pay the fine
- Vehicles around me did not receive ciations
- My first citation should have been a warning
- Accuracy of the extenuating factors and information presented
- Consideration of unusual circumstances
The revenue generated by the parking citations is sent to Financial Aid. The money is then distributed into various scholarships. Revenue generated from parking decals help pay for the maintenance and upkeep of university parking lots.
Appeals are handled on a case-by-case basis. Student Court Associate Justices are students just like you who give each appeal the attention it needs. If you do not hear back from a member of the Student Court within 3 to 5 business days of your appeal submission, please stop by the SGA Office to speak to a Student Court Associate Justice.
You have the opportunity to re-appeal your citation and have a hearing in front of the whole Student Court.