Appeal a Citation

Appealing a parking citation

If you followed the parking rules and you believe your citation was issued in error, you have the option to appeal to Parking Operations within 14 days of the date the citation was issued.

Grounds for appeal


Appeals may be granted for two reasons:

  1. There is substantial evidence that you did not commit the violation
  2. You may have committed the violation, but circumstances were not under your control, and:
    • before receiving the citation, you made a demonstrable attempt to notify Parking Operations or Parking Enforcement of the situation, or;
    • you can can produce written verification from a witness to the situation indicating that the situation was so unusual it cannot reasonably occur again.


  • Not knowing the parking rules
  • Disagreement with fines
  • Inability to pay fines
  • Forgetfulness
  • Needing to park for a short period of time
  • Inability to find a parking space
  • Incorrect permit
  • Failure to obtain a temporary permit
  • Failure to notice parking signs
  • Failure to display a parking permit