Parking Citation Appeals

NOTE: NO APPEAL SHALL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 21 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE CITATION ISSUANCE

CAMPUS POLICE WILL DISMISS ONE CITATION PER SEMESTER FOR “FAILURE TO DISPLAY” A PERMIT AS LONG AS YOU HAD A VALID PERMIT AT THE TIME OF THE CITATION AND WERE PARKED IN THE CORRECT PARKING LOT WITH THE CORRECT PERMIT.  YOU MUST COME TO THE CAMPUS POLICE OFFICE BY THE DATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CITATION WITH YOUR CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE, YOUR CITATION AND YOUR PERMIT.  YOU MAY PARK IN THE DESIGNATED 20 MINUTE PARKING SPACES BY THE CAMPUS POLICE OFFICE.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT A DISMISSAL FORM.

Complainant,

If you feel you have incorrectly been issued a parking citation by the Palomar College Police Department, you may appeal the citation by completing the Parking Citation Internal Review Form.

Upon receipt of this completed form, the Parking Citation Internal Administrative Reviewer will review the citation.  You will be notified by mail within 3 to 5 weeks of the panel’s decision.  The Parking Citation Internal Administrative Reviewer is the final District authority concerning such reviews on campus.

1.  The citation should remain in your possession until you receive an official letter determining the disposition of the citation.

2.  If you have appealed a citation, you are not required to make payment on that citation until you receive a response from the Administrative Reviewer.

3.  Any decision by the Administrative Reviewer will be mailed to the address indicated on the submitted appeal form.

4.   If you have pictures, copies of permit etc.  e-mail to:appeals@palomar.edu.  Don’t forget to put the citation number in the subject line.

To submit an appeal click here to start or scroll down.   If you have pictures, copies of permit etc.  e-mail to:appeals@palomar.edu.  Don’t forget to put the citation number in the subject line.

Follow the steps outlined below before, during, and after any request(s) for appeal or review of issued  citation.  

There are three (3) levels to appealing parking citations (California Vehicle Code 40215 and 40230):

     ♦ Level 1 consists of an appeal/administrative review completed by Adjudication.

     ♦ Level 2 consists of an administrative hearing completed by a qualified hearing examiner either by written declaration or personal conference.  NOTE:  Proof of payment of citation is required.

     ♦ Level 3 consists of a court hearing at Vista Superior Court.  Note: $25.00 Court Fees apply.