Appealing a Citation
Citations must be appealed within ten (10) business days from the date of citation issuance. Citation payments (including late fees) will be deferred until the Appeals Committee has rendered a decision.
Payments made while the citation is in the appeal process will cancel the appeal.
Decisions are based on your explanation and/or any documentation provided. Fully explain any circumstances supporting your appeal. Neither Citation Appeal Committee members nor Parking Services personnel will contact you to request documentation. If you have documentation to support your petition, please mail it to:
UCF Parking & Transportation Services
P.O. Box 163551 Orlando, FL 32816-3551.
You may also bring any documentation to the Visitor and Parking Information Center or email us. Any supporting documentation must be received in the office or postmarked by the tenth business day from the date of citation issuance. Supporting documentation must include your name, address, citation number (if known) and license tag number.
The Appeals Committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff members of the university who are appointed by the Vice President of Administration and Finance. Committee members are not affiliated with Parking and Transportation Services.
YOUR OPTIONS FOR APPEAL ARE:
- 1) Written appeal
- 2) Personal appeal (a date and time will be assigned after you complete the appeal form)
If you schedule a personal appeal and are unable to attend, Parking Services must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing. If there is no notification, the citation will be considered valid and payable immediately to include any accumulated late fees. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are FINAL and BINDING whether the citation is upheld or the appeal is accepted.
The type of appeal (written or personal) has no bearing on the outcome of the appeal. Re-appeals are not permitted.
Please note: You may not be able to appeal your citation online until the next business day after the citation was written.
The following reasons are NOT considered a legitimate basis for filing an appeal:
- Disagreement with the Parking & Transportation Rules and Regulations
- Ignorance of the regulations
- Stated inability to find a permitted parking space
- Operation of the vehicle by another individual
- Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations
- Tardiness to class and/or appointment
- Inability to pay fine
- Received incorrect verbal information from a non UCF Parking and Transportation employee
- Observing others illegally parked
- Not paying for sufficient metered time