APPEAL A PARKING TICKET
WHEN TO REQUEST AN APPEAL
Appeals are done exclusively online. There is no other forum in which to appeal a campus parking citation. Parking Services makes every effort to regulate parking according to well defined, specific regulations, and understands that you may have sound reasons for appealing a citation. If you feel you have been unjustly ticketed, this is the time to request an appeal.
The appeal process provides an opportunity to present written information related to your receipt of a campus citation. Your written appeal statement must be based on specific factual information explaining why you believe the ticket should be voided. All appeals are done in writing; there are no oral appeals.
The CSM appeal process is not available for moving traffic citations or criminal violations. Violators who wish to contest a moving traffic or criminal violation must take their citations to the Public Safety office within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of issuance of the citation and meet with the on-duty officer who will re-issue a court citation and a court date.
HOW TO APPEAL
All appeals are done online and both the citation and license plate number will be needed. Once logged into the Parking online system you will be able to appeal a citation and include images if you believe that will support your explanation. A campus parking violation may be appealed by clicking here.
You may not appeal a parking ticket if it has been more than 15 days since the ticket was issued. If an appeal is received by Parking Services staff more than 15 days after the ticket date, the appeal will be rejected.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once your appeal has been submitted, the issuing officer is also required to submit a factual written statement in response to your appeal. Your written appeal will then be considered by an independent referee, not an employee of the Parking Services office. You will receive an email as to the disposition of your appeal.
The decision of the referee is final and binding to both the person making the appeal and Parking Services.
- If your appeal is sustained, the citation will be voided and all fines removed.
- If your appeal is denied, you will be notified of the fine, which must be paid within 5 business days.
If it has been at least 30 days or more since you submitted your appeal, please call Parking Services to check on the status.
ALL REFEREE DECISIONS ARE FINAL
There is no supplementary appeal process available after your first appeal.