Any person receiving a violation notice shall have fifteen calendar days from the date of issuance to settle the citation either by paying the fine according to the current schedule, and/or appeal to the appropriate Appeal Authority. Failure to apply for an appeal within the fifteen-day limit will result in forfeiture of the right to appeal and the ticket must be paid including late charges.
Violations of the Vehicle & Traffic Law requires the appellant to appear in person before the Appeal Board and come prepared to pay the amount due on violation. If the violation is upheld and payment is not made the same day a surcharge will be assessed.
Except as noted in below *, the Board is the authority to adjudicate appeals for all Violation Notices (tickets) that are issued. This Board, appointed by the Appeals Board Administrator from students, faculty and staff nominations, shall consist of ten (10) members. Three members constitute a quorum for all meetings, with a limit of 6 at any one meeting. At least 1 student along with the Appeals Board Administrator will be present at all meetings. Members are appointed for a one year term. The Board meets on a regularly scheduled basis of not less than once per month.
If an appeal is denied, the fine must be paid within 15 calendar days of the decision, or late charges will accrue according to fine schedule.
** Motor vehicle violation Notices (tickets) which are issued when a motor vehicle is impounded, along with the cost of impoundment and late charges, may be appealed only to the Parking Services Office.
1. Public Safety/Parking Services Office staff are available to assist visitors, students, staff and faculty who wish to contest a parking ticket. If it is determined that no violation occurred, the ticket and fines will be dismissed.
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2. Individuals desiring to appeal a Violation Notice must obtain, complete and submit form to the Parking Office within 15 calendar days of the date of the violation. (A letter can be substituted for the form.) Only the operator of the motor vehicle who has incurred the violation notice may appeal and/or appear in person to contest a violation. An appeal date will be assigned if he/she wishes to appear in person to plead case orally before the Board **.
3. The Board has the authority, by majority action, to dispose of a case by: (1) upholding the charge(s) completely; (2) upholding the charge(s) but reducing the fine to whatever amount it feels is appropriate in light of the extenuating circumstances; (3) reducing the charges to a lesser offense; or (4) dismissing the charges completely. The decision of the board shall be reduced to writing and a copy shall be furnished to the appellant and kept on file in the Parking Office. The decision of the board is final without further right of review by the appellant. The Appeal Board does not have the authority to make or change these regulations.
* Where the person filing an appeal fails to appear at the hearing after stating that he or she will do so , the Board shall not be required to grant a continuance, but may choose to deny or uphold the appeal upon reviewing the statements written on the appeal form by the appellant.
Basis: Except in rare and unusual circumstances, the only proper basis for an appeal is contention that the cited regulations were not violated. It is no excuse that the individual "thought it wasn't a violation", "did not mean to violate a regulation" or "saw other vehicles doing the same thing." The issue on an appeal is whether or not the cited regulation was violated. It is strongly encouraged that the appellant include supporting evidence, i.e., documentation, statements from witnesses. In the absence of such supporting evidence, the Board shall be strongly inclined to accept the validity of the ticket as written.
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Damon City Campus
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Parking (Brighton Campus)
Building 7, Room 341
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