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Citation Appeals Process

The appeal process allows a customer to appeal a parking citation believed to have been issued in error. The appeal form must be completed within 14 calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Appeals that are submitted beyond the fourteen-day period or appeals that are vague or incomplete will be rejected.

There must be substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or that it occurred due to circumstances beyond the customer’s control. Valid documentation of the evidence must be provided when the appeal is submitted. When appealing pay by space violations, please submit your receipt or the last 4 digits of the credit card used to pay, including payments made by Parkmobile. Copies of bank statements will not be accepted.

The following reasons are considered as frivolous and not valid as a basis for appeal:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations, for example, new to campus or have not reviewed regulations;
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly;
  • Only parked illegally for a short period of time;
  • Stated failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses;
  • Late to class or appointment;
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine;
  • No other place to park.

Appeals may be filed online. Public access computers are available in computer access labs on campus, in many public libraries and at our Customer Assistance Center in 108 Koldus.

Student Appeals

The Student Parking Appeals Board receives and adjudicates visitor and student appeals. Three members constitute a quorum for all meetings. The board meets on a regularly scheduled basis of not less than semi-weekly during the semester, including summer sessions. The board will not meet during dead week, finals week, Christmas break, or Spring break.

Students desiring to appeal a citation, must obtain, complete and submit an appeals form to the Transportation Services office within 14 days of the date of the citation. Appellants may submit their appeal in writing or may appeal in person before the Appeals Board. If you fail to appear at your scheduled time before the board, your appeal will be read without you. The appellant will be notified in writing by the Transportation Services office of the board’s decision. All student appeal decisions will be sent to your Official TAMU email account. All decisions rendered by the Appeals Board are final and re-appeals are not available.

The appeals board has the authority to dispose of a case by:

  • Upholding the charge(s) completely
  • Upholding the charge(s) but reducing the fine to whatever amount it feels is appropriate in light of extenuating circumstances
  • Dismissing the charges completely

Faculty & Staff Appeals

The Faculty/Staff Parking Appeals Board receives and adjudicates faculty and staff appeals. Three members constitute a quorum for all meetings. The board meets on a regularly scheduled basis of not less than monthly during the fiscal year.

Faculty and Staff desiring to appeal a citation must obtain, complete and submit an appeals form to the Transportation Services office within 14 days of the date of the citation. Appellants must submit their appeals in online. The appellant will be notified in writing by the Transportation Services office of the board’s decision. All decisions rendered by the Appeals Board are final and re-appeals are not available.

The appeals board has the authority to dispose of a case by:

  • Upholding the charge(s) completely
  • Upholding the charge(s) but reducing the fine to whatever amount it feels is appropriate in light of extenuating circumstances
  • Dismissing the charges completely