University of Vermont

GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION

Appeals Agreement

The process of appeals allows a customer to appeal a parking citation and/or tow believed to have been issued in error. If valid documentation is needed to substantiate the appeal, it must be provided at the same time the appeal is submitted. The appeal must be submitted within 10 business days of the issue date of the citation or the appeal will not be considered for review.

The following reasons are considered frivolous and will not be considered as basis for appeal:

  • Only parked illegally for a short period of time;
  • Four-Way Flashers were on;
  • There were many spaces available, therefore I was not taking anyone's parking space;
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine;
  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations, for example, new to campus, have not reviewed regulations, didn't see the lot restriction sign;
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly;
  • Stated failure of officer to ticket previously for similar offenses;
  • Late to class, work or appointment etc.;
  • No other place to park or my lot of choice was full;
  • Someone else was operating the vehicle;
  • Vehicle was broken down or inoperable and no attempt by the vehicle operator was made to contact Parking or Police Services;
  • Notification from another source other than Parking Services that parking was permitted;
  • I did not receive or read my notification email that I was parked in violation until after the citation was issued;
  • I did not visit my car for days and was unaware of receiving citations;

Appeals may only be submitted online. Forms with missing, incorrect or incomplete information will not be considered for review.

The initial judgment from Transportation & Parking Services may be appealed to the Traffic Board of Appeals unless otherwise noted. This must be done by filing a second appeal within seven days of the initial judgment. Second appeals submitted after this time frame will be ineligible to appear before the Board.

The Traffic Board of Appeals hears appeals from faculty, staff, students, and visitors who have received parking citations. The Board holds regular meetings throughout the academic year to hear appeals. Appellants wishing to contest our initial decision to the Board for citations appealed during the summer months are heard the following academic year.

The Traffic Board of Appeals is composed of faculty members (appointed by Faculty Senate), staff members (appointed by Staff Council) and students (appointed by Student Government Association). These members elect a chairperson from the faculty or staff members. Three board members shall constitute a quorum. On any given appeal, an appointment will be scheduled and an individual will be given one opportunity to appear before the Board. The decision of the Board is final on all appeals.

If the citation you are trying to appeal was issued within the last twelve hours, it may not exist in the database as they are uploaded to the server in the evening. If this is the case, please try again later.

I have read and understand the Appeals Agreement and wish to
File An Appeal Online.

Last modified August 15 2013 11:48 AM

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