Citation Appeal Process
Parking citations are issued for violations of established University parking regulations. An appeal should be based on the premise that the citation was issued in error, meaning that it was not consistent with UW-Stout parking regulations.
- An appeal must be filed within 7 calendar days from the date the citation was issued.
- An appeal request may be presented in person, on the phone, or in writing for an immediate administrative review.
- If the administrative review finds that the citation was issued in error, the citation will be dismissed with no further action required.
- If the administrative review finds that the citation should be reduced to a lesser offense (ex. fail to display / authorize), the appellant may agree and pay that amount or enter the formal appeal process.
- Any disputes not settled in the initial administrative review will be forwarded to the director for a final review for dismissal or reduction.
- The appellant will be notified of the results of the administrative review at which time they may request to have their case reviewed by the Appeals Board. If so, the appeal will be sent to the board with no further action required by the appellant.
- The appellant does, however, have to opportunity to provide any additional information to the board prior to the official submission.
- The appellant will be notified of the Board's decision. That decision is final.
By joining in the appeals arbitration process, both the appellant and Parking Services agree to accept the board's decision as final and binding. The Parking Appeals Board ruling is the final University decision regarding parking citations.
Appealed citations are placed on hold until the appellant is e-mailed notice of the hearing decision. A Hearing notice that a citation is dismissed requires no further action on the part of the appellant. If the citation is upheld at either the current fine level or a reduced fine, payment is required by the due date set in the Hearing Decision letter.
If the citation is upheld and payment not received by the due date set in the Hearing Decision letter, late fees will accrue.