Appealing parking citations

 

UNF Parking and Transportation Services strictly enforces parking regulations, primarily to assure safety, but also to protect the rights of those who purchase permits and adhere to the regulations. 

 

Appeal requests must be submitted online within 14 calendar days from the date of the citation. Online appeals are reviewed and decisions are rendered by a non-enforcement member of Parking Services. Appeals should only be submitted for legitimate reasons. Appeals found not to be legitimate per the list below will result in your appeal being accepted and denied. Appeals for the following reasons will NOT be considered legitimate:

  • Being late for an appointment or class.
  • Displayed an expired parking permit.
  • Disagreement with the rules and regulations governing parking at UNF.
  • Unaware of the parking rules and regulations governing parking at UNF.
  • Someone else used your vehicle.
  • Observed others parked illegally and assumed it was allowed.
  • Previously parked in a similar fashion without being cited.
  • Could not find a parking space.
  • Inability to pay the fine.
  • Received incorrect guidance from a UNF person not employed by Parking Services.
  • Perception that the parking area is not safe.

 

To appeal online

 

If your appeal is denied by Parking Services, a second appeal may be submitted. The second appeal must be submitted online within 14 calendar days from the date listed on the email regarding first level appeal decision. Failure to submit a second level appeal will result in late fees and other penalties. A hearing will be scheduled with the appropriate Parking Appeals Hearing Board. The hearing will be placed on the docket for the next available hearing date and time. If you are a student, faculty or staff member, an email will be sent to your UNF address with the date and time of the scheduled hearing. If you are a guest at UNF, an email will be sent to the email address reflected on your original appeal with the date and time of the scheduled hearing. It is the appellant's responsibility to attend the scheduled hearing. Hearings will not be rescheduled. If you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, your appeal will be automatically denied.

 

If you are a student, your case will be heard by the Student Appeals Board. If you are a visitor, faculty member or staff member, your case will be heard by the Non-student Appeal Board. The second level appeal is final. The appeals board may:

  • approve your appeal
  • deny your appeal
  • deny your appeal and reduce the fine, or
  • deny your appeal for failure to appear

All decisions from the appeals boards are final.

If your appeal is denied, payment must be made within 14 calendar days or late fees and other penalties, including administrative action and vehicle immobilization may be assessed.

 

The Parking Violations Appeals Boards operates under the governance of their respective bylaws and regulations.

Parking Tips

Remember that if you get a ticket on a Tuesday, 14 calendar days is the second Monday, not the second Tuesday.

  

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