The Citation Appeal Process is provided for the review and processing of contested parking citations involving violations of the California Vehicle Code and California State University, East Bay Parking Policies relating to the parking of vehicles within the area of jurisdiction of California State University, East Bay. The University Parking Services acknowledges that it is important that the adjudication process be fair and convenient from the viewpoint of those contesting alleged parking violation, while at the same time being efficient, centralized a uniform.
The policies and procedures that have been established for the operation of the Citation Appeal Process are designed to be fair and efficient. It is the primary goal of the Citation Appeal Process to provide all individuals issued a parking violation a forum in which the facts of their case may be reviewed fairly and a disposition rendered in a timely manner.
Individuals who have received a parking citation have the right to appeal the citation under a three-step process outlined by the Vehicle Code Section 40215.
Step 1 "Initial Review" California Vehicle Code Section 40215(a)
1. Within 21 calendar days of the California State University, East Bay, University Parking Services issuance of a Notice of Parking and/or Registration Violation, or within 21 calendar days of the citation processing agency's (Parking Management Bureau/CSUEB) mailing of Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation, the parking violation respondent may request University Parking Services to conduct an "initial review" of the citation notice.
2. A request for initial review may be initiated online via the PMB Solutions; followed by clicking on the "Dispute Citation" link. Next, enter either the ticket number or vehicle license plate. Fill out the "Respondent's Information" form and with as much detail as possible, fill out the "Statement of Appeal" form.
- If University Parking Services establishes that the violation did not occur, that the registered owner of the vehicle was not responsible, or that extenuating circumstances make dismissal of the citation appropriate, UPS will cancel the Notice of Parking Violation, or Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation, and will notify the citation processing agency of the dismissal.
- UPS will also notify the respondent via email, of its decision to grant or deny the citation dismissal request.
- If UPS denies the citation dismissal request, the respondent may appeal the decision as described in "Step 2."
Step 2 "Administrative Hearing" California Vehicle Code 40215(b,c)
Within 21 calendar days following UPS's decision not to grant a citation dismissal, a parking violation respondent may request by telephone that an "administrative hearing" be conducted by the citation processing agency (Parking Management Bureau/CSUEB) Examiner. The respondent may choose to have the hearing conducted by telephone, mail, or in person; however, the respondent will be required to deposit the amount of the parking penalty with the processing agency before commencement of the hearing. The Parking Management Bureau will notify the respondent in person, or via mail, of its decision to grant or deny the citation dismissal request.
The Parking Management Bureau will notify the respondent in person, or via mail, of it's decision to grant or deny the citation dismissal request.
Step 3 "Court Appeal" California Vehicle Code 40230(a)
Within 30 calendar days following the parking management Bureau/CSUEB Examiner's decision not to grant a citation dismissal, the respondent may file an appeal to be heard by the Municipal Court. The Court requires a $25 fee for the filing of the appeal, and will retain the fee regardless of the outcome of the appeal decision. If the Court finds in favor of the respondent, the Parking Management Bureau/CSUEB will reimburse the respondent that fee.