Citation Appeal Information

Submittal of a citation appeal/administrative review does not mean that the parking citation will be dismissed.

Citation appeals must be submitted within 21 calendar days from the date of the citation or within 14 calendar days from the date of the “Notice of Delinquent Parking Citation” that is mailed to the registered owner.  Late submittals will not be accepted and the fine must be paid with any applicable late fees.

Please complete one form for each parking citation. Citation appeal/administrative review form can be completed online at:

Appeal Citation (have citation number and license plate available)

Or by visiting, calling, or e-mailing Parking Adjudication.  Parking Adjudication is located in (PSB 63). Phone: (760) 750-7505, and e-mail: Please allow 1 to 6 weeks for the citation appeal/ administrative review process to complete. 

You will receive the results via U.S. Mail at the address you provide on the form.  To check status, please call (760) 750-7505 or email: Parking Adjudication is not responsible for US mail deemed undeliverable due to incorrect or incomplete addresses.

If the citation has been upheld, the citation penalty amount is due within 21 calendar days from the date of the Results letter.  If you are not satisfied with the review results, you can request an Administrative Hearing (level 2). This request must be made within 21 calendar days from the mailing date of the Citation Review Internal Results letter. The penalty amount shall be deposited with Cal State San Marcos Parking Adjudication within this time frame or a hearing will not be scheduled.  For further information, please see: Administrative Hearing (Level 2)

If the citation is dismissed, you do not pay the penalty amount and the citation case is closed.  No further action is required.