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Appeal a Citation

If you have sufficient evidence that your citation was issued in error, or can provide a detailed account of extenuating circumstances for being in violation, you may appeal the citation within 15 days of issuance. Citations that are appealed are placed on hold and no payment is due until a decision has been made and you have been notified.

Appeals must directly and accurately describe the facts of the case. For an appeal to be successful, there must be substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was not committed, it occurred due to circumstances beyond your control, or there were other extenuating circumstances that should be considered. Your evidence must be submitted with the appeal. In the case of multiple citations, each must be appealed individually.

Please note: Per the U of I Student Code of Conduct (Article II, Section A-2) sending obscene or abusive messages is a form of misconduct and is subject to disciplinary action.

Examples of sufficient evidence to prove extenuating circumstances include doctor/hospital notes or receipts, mechanic repair receipts, tow receipts, other official forms of documentation, photographs of permit, signage or parking stall, emails, or parking permits.

Invalid reasons to appeal (and appeals likely to be denied by the committee) include but are not limited to:

I was running late; the parking meter just ran out of time or I accidentally ran over time limit in a timed space (15-minute space).

I didn’t know I couldn’t park there during the break.

I was in an important meeting and my meter ran out of time.

There was nowhere else to park; no parking spaces were available.

I had to park here due to safety concerns.

I was parked in a fire lane, delivery space, or other restricted space, but only for a short time; I had my hazard lights on.

I’m on a waiting list for a permit and thought I could park.

I didn’t think the space was enforced after 5 p.m. (parked in individually signed meter/gold space or reserved space).

The fine is too high.

I did not know that a permit was required to park there; I did not see the sign.

I used the Student Recreation Center (SRC) after I attended to other business at a different location on campus.

I knew I needed a valid permit to park but did not obtain one.

I parked in a motorcycle parking area because it is too cold and snowy for motorcycles to use the spaces.

I've parked there several times and have never been cited.

I wasn't taking a space away from anyone, the lot was almost empty.

I have no new/additional information to provide with a second appeal request (second appeal request will be denied).

The Parking Committee is comprised of three faculty members, three staff members, two students and the non-voting Parking Committee Coordinator. The Committee reviews and makes decisions on all submitted appeals once a month. As soon as a decision is made, the appealing party is notified through an email or letter.

The Parking Committee decision will be based solely upon matters indicated in the citation, stated in the appeal, or submitted as evidence with the appeal. The Committee will address each appeal by making a decision to:

  • Deny the appeal.
  • Approve the appeal.
  • Partially Approve the appeal by reducing the associated fine. 

If you are dissatisfied with the Parking Committee's decision, a written request including new information not included within the original appeal may be submitted via email ( for a second appeal within 15 days of the first appeal decision notification. This request must include new information that was not part of the original appeal or it will not be considered for a second appeal. Second appeal requests containing new information are sent directly to the Parking Committee for review.

If you are dissatisfied with the second appeal decision, a third written appeal may be submitted within 15 days to Parking and Transportation Services. Third appeal requests are forwarded to the Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services for review. The decision made at this step is the final university decision. 

Upon dissatisfaction with the final university decision, students have the option of appealing the final university determination to the State Board of Education.

Contact Us

Physical Address:

1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID

Office hours:
M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office hours during academic breaks:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID