Parking Citation Appeal
All persons receiving a citation have a right to appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of the citation. Final appeals must be made within fourteen (14) calendar days of the first appeal decision.
Only those persons or departments responsible for incurring the citation or the registrant of the vehicle cited may appeal a citation. The first appeal will be reviewed by a PATS Appeal mediator and adjudicated based on the current PATS Regulations, and a letter of decision will be mailed.
If a non-student (person or department) is dissatisfied with the decision of the Appeals Mediator, they may make a final appeal to the USF St. Petersburg Parking Final Appeals Committee.
If a student is dissatisfied with the decision of the Appeals Mediator, they may make a final appeal to the USF St. Petersburg Student Government Supreme Court.
Final appeals may be made either in person to the appropriate committee (oral argument not to exceed five minutes), or in writing on the appropriate form or web-link. You may also request that your original appeal be forwarded to the appropriate committee. Final appeal requests must be made within fourteen calendar days from the date of the Appeals Mediator’s letter of decision. Once a hearing is scheduled, and if you are unable to attend, you may re-schedule for the next available hearing date one time only.
The appropriate committee will review the matter and may dismiss, down-grade, or uphold the citation, but the committee may not contradict the prevailing parking regulations. The committee is the final appeal authority, pending review of dismissed citations by the Director of PATS for adherence to the prevailing parking and registration regulations.
If the citation has been paid, and is ultimately dismissed by appeal, a refund will be issued through the appropriate University refund process.