Your right to appeal
The process for appealing a citation is established by Section 40215 of the California
Vehicle Code. There are legal time frames for the submission of appeals. To preserve
your right to appeal a citation, we highly recommend that you submit your appeal
in a timely manner.
The next three topics describe the stages of the appeal process. To learn more about each stage,
see “How to Contest a Notice
of Parking Violation at UC Santa Barbara”.
First level: Administrative Review
You may request an administrative review within 21 days of citation issue, or
within 21 days of the mailing date of a Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation.
Requests submitted after 21 days will not be processed.
to start the appeal process.
If you do not have Internet access,
call our Adjudication Office at 805.893.3680 to obtain a written appeal form.
Appeals are not conducted over the phone or by a personal visit to the office.
Second level: Administrative Hearing
If you are not satisfied with the results of your initial appeal, you may request
an administrative hearing within 21 days from the mailing or emailing date of the
results. Requests submitted after 21 days will not be processed. The hearings are
conducted by a trained hearing examiner employed by the University Police Department.
Do not make an online payment if you intend to appeal the results
of an Administrative Review. Instead, be prepared to submit a payment either in person at the
Parking Services office or by mail, together with a completed “Second Level
Administrative Hearing Information Sheet.”
For your convenience, the Hearing Information Sheet may be downloaded
Third level: Superior Court
If you are not satisfied with the results of the second-level administrative hearing,
you may file an appeal with the Superior Court within 30 days from the mailing or
emailing date of the hearing results. The Superior Court requires a $25.00 court