Parking Citations

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Parking Citation Appeal Process

You may appeal a parking citation as provided in the California Vehicle Code.  The appeal process is outlined below.

Step 1: Initial Review

Appeal requests must be made within 21 calendar days from the date of issuance of the citation, or within 14 calendar days from the date of mailing of a courtesy notice, whichever is later. No fee payment is required. You can request an appeal online through the Citation Processing Center, or you may provide a written statement of reasons that support your appeal in writing, and mail to:

Request for Citation Review/Hearing
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 11024
Newport Beach, CA 92658

You will be notified by mail of the results of your appeal request.  If your appeal is granted, then the citation will be canceled and you will not owe any money. If your appeal is denied, you will be required to pay the citation, but you may also request an administrative hearing.

Step 2: Administrative Hearing

If you wish to further appeal your citation, you may request an administrative hearing with the Temple City Transportation & Public Safety Commission. Citation fees must be paid in full prior to requesting an administrative hearing. If you can provide proof of financial hardship as documented in the Declaration of Financial Hardship form, the City may allow the request to be filed without payment of the fee.  However if the citation is upheld, the citation fee must be paid.

Step 3: Los Angeles Superior Court

You have the right to appeal the Hearing Officer’s decision with the Los Angeles Superior Court. A Notice of Appeal must be filed with the court within thirty calendar days after the personal delivery of the form, or within thirty-five calendar days after the mailing of the result of your administrative hearing. There is a $25 filing fee to file a Notice of Appeal.