Appeal a Citation
Through Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), you have an opportunity to appeal parking and traffic citations issued on campus. The PTS appeals process not only provides you with an objective review of your appeal, it also provides PTS an opportunity to evaluate university rules and regulations for parking and traffic.
How to submit an appeal
- Time limit — You must make your appeal within 12 calendar days of the date the citation was issued. After 12 days, you lose your right to appeal.
- Required information — include all of the following information with your appeal:
- UT EID (if applicable)
- Permanent address
- Email address
- Daytime phone number
- Citation number
- Vehicle plate number (including state)
- University status (i.e. faculty, student, staff, visitor, etc.)
- Permit number (for permit holders)
- Reason for appeal
- Request for an in-person appeal, if desired
What happens after an appeal is submitted
All parking ticket appeals are reviewed by the appeals officer. When PTS receives your appeal, the appeals officer will:
- Read the appeal and review the information on the ticket
- Review the Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations that are relevant to the appeal
- Review other information, such as area maps or digital photographs of signs in the area
- Make a decision on the appeal
The decision of the appeals officer is based on the type of violation, any previous tickets, area signage, existing parking permit, and your reason for appeal.
What the appeals officer can decide
The appeals officer makes one of the following decisions after review:
- Reduced means that the amount of the fine is reduced. Payment of the reduced fine is still required.
- Warning means the appeal was granted. The ticket is reduced to a warning and the fine is waived.
- Voided means that the ticket issued was not valid.
- Denied means that your ticket has been upheld. You must pay the fine of the original ticket.
Disagreement with an appeal
If you do not agree with the decision of the appeals officer, you may make a final appeal to the appeals panel made up of faculty, staff, and students.
To appeal at this level, you must:
- Pay the fine. This becomes bond until the appeals panel makes a decision.
- Resubmit the appeal to PTS in writing, via email or in person at the PTS Cashier Office within 12 calendar days of the appeals officer's decision, including all of the required information.
The appeals panel may reduce the fine, excuse the fine, or uphold the original decision.