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Citation Appeal

By submitting an appeal, you certify that the information given is true and correct.

Citation appeal must be submitted within 21 calendar days from the date of the parking citation or within 14 days from the date of the notice of delinquent parking violation. Appeals submitted after these time periods will not be accepted and the penalty amount must be paid with any applicable late fees.  Each citation must be appealed separately.



It is highly recommended that you submit evidence with your appeal.
If you submit a daily/hourly permit as evidence, a copy of the FRONT and BACK of the permit is required.

Evidence can be submitted the following ways:

Electronically: Attach evidence to an email and email it to: or submit via the online appeal form.

US Mail: Mail it to CSUSM Parking Adjudication, San Marcos, CA, 92096-0001

Hand Deliver: Bring it in to our office located in the University Police Building (PSB 63).

Verification of receipt is highly recommended.

The appeal process may take 2 to 8 weeks to complete. You will receive the results via U.S. Mail at the address you provide.  You may also check the status online or by calling (760) 750-7505.

Parking Adjudication is not responsible for US mail lost or deemed undeliverable.

Please Note: If you accept the responsibility of appealing a citation on behalf of someone else, you are responsible for notifying that person of the appeal determination.