Appeal a Citation or Tow

Terms and Conditions of Appeals

**As of March 1, 2017, appeals must be filed within 14 business days of issuance/charge. 

**All Traffic and Parking violations not paid within sixty (60) calendar days or appealed within fourteen (14) business days of the violation will be sent to collections and violators will be responsible for all costs associated with collection.

  1. An appeal of a parking ticket/tow must be made within seven (7) calendar days from the date it was issued/charged.
  2. All appeals must be submitted through the form below. In addition, a personal appeal may be made after the online form has been submitted.
  3. Diagrams, photos, and other supporting documentation must be submitted with the initial appeal.
  4. The ticket is to be appealed by the person to whom it was issued or to whom the permit displayed was issued. Written statements from witnesses are permitted and may be submitted as documentation with the initial appeal.
  5. Before a student or employee may enter the appeals process, all outstanding and/or delinquent violation(s) and tow fees must be paid with the exception of the violation being appealed.
  6. Detail and clarity are critical factors that should be included in the statement of appeal. Appeals based on the following are NOT acceptable. The appeal(s) will be dismissed administratively and will NOT be sent to either Appeals Board:
    • Initial appeal was submitted beyond 14 business days of issuance/charge.
    • Lack of knowledge of the LSU Traffic and Parking Regulations
    • Stated inability to find a permitted parking space
    • Operation of the vehicle by another person
    • Stated failure of the traffic control officer to ticket/tow previously for similar offenses
    • Inability to pay fine
    • Inclement weather
    • Tardiness to class or an appointment
    • Someone other than a P&TS employee gave permission to park
  7. All decisions made by the appeal board are final.

*If you have a question regarding a ticket or bill you’ve received, do not use this form. Instead, please send an email to parking@lsu.edu.

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