Parking Ticket Appeals
The purpose of the Parking and Traffic Regulations, as established by the UNO Department of Public Safety and Security, is to provide for fair and orderly parking and traffic flow for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the University. We strongly encourage you to read and become familiar with the parking and traffic regulations established by University Police. If you are unsure about a parking lot or parking space, you may want to consider parking elsewhere instead of taking the risk of being issued a ticket.
If you feel a ticket was issued in error or believe the circumstances under which you parked in violation of the regulations warrant consideration, you can submit an appeal. It is strongly suggested that you review the regulations during your process of appeal.
How to Appeal:
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of receipt of the ticket, or notification of the ticket.
The appellant should submit an email which must contain the information below. If the information provided is incomplete, the appeal may not be processed.
- name of the appellant (must be the person to whom the ticket was issued.)
- Note whether you are a student, faculty or staff or visitor. You must include your UNO ID number if you are a student, faculty or staff member.
- Ticket number.
- UNO parking decal number.
- Email address (for UNO student, faculty or staff, this must be a UNO email address.)
- Detailed reason for the appeal, addressing the specific noted violation(s).
- Pertinent attachments (i.e. photographs, documentation of vehicle repair, etc.)
Parking Ticket Appeals
Parking ticket appeals should be based on the premise that the ticket was not consistent with University parking regulations, or that extenuating circumstances exist that may excuse the appellant from compliance with these regulations.
Appeals based on the following are not acceptable grounds for appeal:
- Ignorance of the Parking and Traffic Regulations.
- Inability to find a parking space.
- Operation of the vehicle by another person.
- Failure of officers to ticket previously for similar offenses.
- Disagreement with the Parking and Traffic Regulations.
A complete emailed appeal should be submitted within 14 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued or notice of the ticket.
Payment of a ticket is suspended without penalty during the appeal process.
The first step entails submitting an email statement describing why the ticket is unwarranted/should be considered for appeal. The appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the violation or notice of the issued ticket.
Appellants will be notified by email of the finding of the appeal and how to request a review of the initial decision.
Three Member Panel:
The second step of the ticket appeal process entails the coordination of a three-member panel. The panel's responsibility is to review the decision made at prior appeal step in effort to determine whether the appellant's ticket appeal was denied due to an error in fact or law, if the appellant was not afforded due process, or to review any additional information which was not provided in the original appeal. If these criteria are not met then the panel cannot reverse a hearing officer's decision. The initial appeal information is reviewed at this step, along with any new inforamation provided. Panel meetings are not hearings or re-hearings; appellants do not appear at panel meetings.