There is a formal process for appealing parking citations. You must appeal or pay a citation within 10 calendar days to avoid penalties such as late fees, suspension fees, suspension of license plates, and referral to a debt collection agency.
Visitors have a slightly different appeal process from those directly affiliated with the university. If you do not have a valid NetID or UW Health ID, a bond in the amount of the citation must be submitted along with the appeal. If the citation is dismissed through the appeals process, the bond payment will be refunded. If the citation is upheld, the bond will be forfeited.
If you have a valid NetID or UW Health ID, you are not required to submit a bond payment for a first-level appeal. If your citation is upheld or reduced, you will be required to pay the adjudicated amount.
It takes up to 30 days (four weeks) for an appeal to be processed. Appeal results will be emailed to the address provided on the appeal form.
For auditing purposes, Transportation Services staff are not permitted to discuss the specific details of your appeal over the phone or in person.
When appealing a citation, keep in mind that leaving a note is not a valid way to avoid a citation, and does not count as a reason why the citation should be appealed.
For more information about the citation appeal process, go to the citation information page.