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Appeal Process for Citations

Valid grounds for appeal

Appeals may be granted for two reasons:

  • There is substantial evidence that you did not commit the violation
  • You committed the violation, but due to circumstances beyond your control.

Invalid grounds for appeal

Reasons that are NOT valid grounds for appeal include, but are not limited to:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulation(s).
  • Lost citation or “I did not receive the ticket on my vehicle”.
  • Did not see a parking sign.
  • Had flashers on or parked only for a short period of time
  • Inability to find a legally marked space.
  • Forgetfulness.
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly.
  • Incorrect permit for area.
  • My [coach, professor, supervisor, RA, etc.] told me I could park there.

Student appeals – Students may appeal a citation via the Student Government Association University Court. Student Appeals

Employee and Visitor appeals - Employees and visitors may appeal to the University Appeals Committee. Employee (faculty/staff) and visitor appeals are heard by the University Traffic Appeals Committee.  Questions regarding the status of employee/visitor appeals may be addressed to Ryan Kaczmarski, Committee Chairman, at or 812-228-5004. Employee / Visitor Appeal Form (pdf)

The deadline for submitting an appeal for students, employees and visitors is 10 business days from the issuance of the citation.