Citation Appeal Information

Parking Citation Appeals Information

Parking and Traffic Regulations Section 1.7 – Appeals – Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee

Persons who seek to appeal a parking violation, placement of a boot or a vehicle tow have the option to file an appeal with the UA Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee.

(1.7.1) For boots and vehicle tows, all citations must be paid in order to appeal, but may be refunded in whole or in part if the appeal is upheld. For other citations, if the appeal is submitted within five class days, the citation amount is not required to be paid pending the outcome of the appeal; after five class days, the citation must be paid to appeal, but may be refunded in whole or in part if the appeal is upheld. For all types of appeals, if the appeal is not submitted within 90 calendar days of the date of the citation, boot, or tow, the appeal will not be considered by the Committee.

(1.7.2) All Committee appeals will incur a $10 administrative fee when filed. The purpose of the fee is to help defray the administrative costs of appeals and to discourage frivolous appeals. If the written appeal is upheld, the fee will be refunded.

(1.7.3) The first stage of a Committee appeal is a written appeal. To submit an appeal, an appeal form must be completed by the driver parking the vehicle, including detailed reason(s) for the appeal. A copy of the citation must be attached to the form. Evidence supporting the appeal (such as photos) may be attached, as well. Appeal forms may be obtained from the Transit and Parking Department in the Administrative Services Building, 155 South Razorback Road or online. A separate appeal must be filed for each citation. A lost ticket, forgetfulness, parking only for a short period, failure to display a parking permit, or failure to see a parking sign are not grounds for an appeal and appeals should not be submitted on these grounds. The primary reasons for appeals to be approved are demonstrable errors in the issuance of the citation, boot, or tow, or very extenuating circumstances. Written appeals are reviewed by a subset of the Committee. Following review, persons are provided written notification of the outcome.

(1.7.4) If the written appeal is denied in whole or in part, a request for an oral appeal before the full Committee may be submitted within ten class days of the written appeal denial. There is no additional charge for oral appeals to the Committee. A request for an oral hearing before the full Committee is made by contacting the Transit and Parking Department at prkappl@uark.edu to request an appointment. Following an oral hearing, the Committee will make a determination, and the person will be notified in writing of the final outcome of the Committee appeal. If a request for an oral appeal is not submitted within ten class days of the date of the decision on the written appeal, the appeal will not be considered by the Committee.

(1.7.5) The Committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and generally meets once per month. During the month of August, the Committee may not meet.

To appeal a parking citation:

Obtain a written appeal form from the Transit and Parking Department in the Administrative Services Building, 155 South Razorback Road or online. A copy of the citation must be attached to the form.

Remember an appeal must address the violation and be based on very extenuating circumstances.

Pay the processing fee and pay the ticket, if it is over five class days old or if the vehicle was booted or towed.

The written appeal will be reviewed to determine if it meets administrative guidelines, if not the appeal will be denied.

A letter will be sent to the appellant's address informing them of the decision of the Traffic Appeals Committee.

If the appeal has been denied the appellant may email prkappl@uark.edu to request an appointment for an oral appeal.

The Traffic Appeals Committee only meets once per month. During the month of August the Traffic Appeals Committee may not meet.