Parking Appeals

 

Hello Ospreys,

 

If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve walked out to your car to find a little yellow envelope on your windshield.  Your Student Government is here to help.

 

To appeal a citation, log on to your Parking Services account, and select the Appeal Citations option.  The appeal will go to a member of Parking Services Staff, who will review it and either approve or deny your appeal.  If your appeal gets denied, you have the option of appealing it to the Student Government Judicial Branch.  The Judicial Branch can approve your appeal, deny the appeal, or deny it but reduce the fine.  This appeal must be done in person.  Please note that your absence from a scheduled appeal appointment will result in the disposition of “Failure to Appear”, and the fine will remain whole.

 

Below are some tips for your appeal:

  • Bring any documentation to support your appeal.  If you had a medical emergency, bring a doctor’s note.  If your car broke down, bring a receipt from a repair shop.
  • Be on time for your appeal.  If you arrive more than fifteen minutes late, you will not be allowed to sign in and your appeal will automatically be denied.
  • Be mindful of the way you dress.  Hearings are conducted in the Student Government Courtroom, and the dress code is business casual.  The Justices reserve the right to take the way you dress into account when deliberating on the outcome of your appeal.
  • Be respectful of the Justices.  Do not make defiant statements such as “I will not pay this fine.”  In addition, disruptive behavior may result in your removal from the courtroom and an automatic denial of your appeal, as well as a referral to Student Conduct.
  • The shuttle is very efficient and runs Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 3:00am and Sunday from 6:00pm to midnight.
  • Upon signing in, you will be given the option of having Student Government representation to assist you in the presentation of your appeal.  Your representative will serve to help you better understand the thought process and common practices of the Judicial Branch.  After all, Student Government is here to help you.
  • Remember that it is neither the place nor the responsibility of the Justices to make determinations on the validity or fairness of parking rules and regulations.  They are only there to make a determination on the outcome of your appeal.
  • The Justices’ decision is FINAL.  It is also considered the university’s final say in the matter.  If you have any questions about the outcome of your appeal, you are free to make an appointment to meet with the Chief Justice, but he will be unable to change the outcome of the appeal.

 

As always please feel free to come and see either myself or Deputy Chief Justice Avilla located in Building 58E/3317 or call us at (904)620-2753.

 

Respectfully,

 

Benjamin Jaeger

Chief Justice

UNF Student Government

 

 

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