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Parking and Transportation Services

Parking and Transportation Services


If you feel that your citation is unjust or was written in error, you have the right to appeal. Citations must be contested within 21 days from the date of issuance. Please convey your appeal using one of the following methods:

You may submit an appeal online:  Online Citation Appeal.

In Person:
You may come into the Parking office (same as mailing address below) and complete a Request for Citation Review Form.

By Mail:
You may submit a written request for appeal of your citation by mail. Requests must be addressed to:

Parking and Transportation Services
4800 2nd Avenue, Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95817

Be sure to include all the following information:
  1. First, Middle and Last name
  2. Citation Number
  3. Vehicle Plate Number
  4. Violation Date
  5. Phone Number
  6. Mailing Address (current postal mailing address)
  7. Explanation of why you are contesting the citation along with any documentation or proof substantiating your claim.

Notification of Judgment on Appeals

Notification of the Adjudicator's decision will be made in writing by US Mail. Late fees are not applied while a citation is in the review process.

What can you do if you are dissatisfied with the decision rendered?

You may request an administrative hearing. This request must be completed within 21 days of the decision rendered. Requests received after the deadline date will not be considered. Hearings take place in person or if you are unable to appear, you may request a hearing by mail. In order to exercise this option, you must remit the entire amount of the penalty along with your request for a hearing.

What can you do if you are still not satisfied with the judgment rendered?

If you should wish to appeal the administrative hearing decision, you will be required to file an appeal at Sacramento Superior Court within 30 days of receipt of the response from the administrative hearing examiner. Please note that there is a $25.00 filing fee for this service collected by the Sacramento Superior Court (Vehicle Code 40230).