Dispute a Ticket

If you want to dispute a parking ticket, you must request a hearing within 30 days after the ticket was issued to avoid paying late penalties. Contacting anyone other than Finance does not put the deadline on hold. You must meet all deadlines. If you request a hearing after 30 days and an Administrative Law Judge finds you guilty, you will have to pay late penalties. There are three ways you can request a hearing:

Here are some of the most common defenses we receive for disputing a ticket.

If we do not receive payment for the ticket or a hearing request from you, then approximately 100 days after your ticket is issued, it will go into Judgment. You cannot get a hearing on your ticket in judgment if it is more than one year old. 

Do not dispute the ticket if you believe the ticket was Already Paid or Dismissed.

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parking ticket hearings.

Guide to Parking Ticket Hearings

Receiving Your Decision
If you had an in-person hearing at a Business Center, you will receive the Administrative Law Judge's decision right away. If you had an online hearing or a hearing-by-mail an Administrative Law Judge's decision will be sent to you by mail.

If you are asked to send additional evidence, follow the instructions on the Hearings-by-Mail page.

Once your hearing is complete, you have the right to Appeal a Hearing Decision.

Finance has the right to Reinstate a Previously Dismissed Ticket if we determine the ticket was dismissed based on false evidence or testimony.