Appeal a Citation

At the Parking Services Division, we try to make appealing a parking citation as easy as possible. 

If you feel like you received an unfair citation or parked at a malfunctioning meter, you can visit our office at 850 ‘Q’ Street to appeal or fill out the Appeal Form below.

Appeal Form

How do I appeal a parking citation?

An Appeal Form can be filled out online in our office or and must be submitted within 14 calendar days after notice of the citation.

What information do I need for the form?
You will need to know the citation number, date it was issued, and the license plate.  If you didn’t have a license plate at the time of issuance, the last six digits of your VIN will suffice.  If the citation was issued for improper registration or for not having a handicap placard, you must provide evidence corresponding with your citation. (current registration, handicap placard, etc.)

What happens when an Appeal Form is filed?
The citation is put on hold for the amount owed, and the vehicle will not be towed as a result of this citation.

How long does the appeal process take?
We ask that you give us up to 14 days to review and respond to your request. If you do not receive a written decision within that time, please contact the parking office.

How will I be notified of the outcome?
You will receive an e-mail, if a legible e-mail address is provided. If not, a letter will be sent to the mailing address.

What if the citation is dismissed?
If the citation is dismissed, no action is needed.

What if the citation is NOT dismissed?
A payment will need to be made immediately. An additional $15.00 administrative fee will accrue after 7 calendar days from the letter date, if not already applied.

If my initial appeal is rejected, and I still disagree, what is the next step?
You may request an Administrative Hearing. This is another level of appeal and is initiated by calling or visiting our office within 14 calendar days following the original review. A deposit by cash or check, equal to the amount of the citation in question, is required. The Urban Development Dept. will schedule a hearing and contact you.

How can I pay for my parking citation?
Pay online at to save $1. Enclose a check or money order with the citation and mail to our office, call us with an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA card, or visit our office located at 850 ‘Q’ Street. A drop box is available for after-hour payments. It’s located on the wall to the left of our door.

If the initial appeal and hearing are rejected, what is the next step?
An appeal may be filed with the District Court.