Parking and Traffic Ticket Appeals
The purpose of the Parking and Traffic Regulations, as established by University Police, 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 all information is not included, the appeal will not be reviewed.
- name of the appellant (must be the person to whom the ticket was issued)
- UNO ID number (if applicable)
- Ticket number
- UNO parking decal number
- Current mailing address
- Email address (if a UNO student, faculty or staff, this must be a UNO email address)
- Telephone number
- Detailed reason for the appeal
- 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.
The Office must receive a complete email within 14 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued.
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. The appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the violation. Appellants are notified by email or mail as to the result of their appeal(s) 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 of University faculty, staff and student members. 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 first step appeal information is reviewed at this step. Panel meetings are not hearings or re-hearings; appellants do not appear at panel meetings.