Citation Appeals - Hearing Procedures
When any person is accused of violating any of The University of Mississippi parking/driving regulations, they have the right to appeal the fines associated with a ticket within 7 days of the offense (regular business days).
(a) Visitors, retirees, vendors, construction, and other staff who are non-benefits eligible are required to appeal in person at the Department of Parking and Transportation office in Lester Hall Rm 110, Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm, within 7 business days of the date the ticket was issued.
(b) Visitors who are not able to return to campus and appear in person may appeal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 business days of the date the ticket was issued. Please include citation and vehicle information along with reasoning for the appeal.
(a) Students of the University with parking accounts (My Parking Account Portal) must use the online portal system to start the appeal process. They should log into their account and follow the Appeal Citations links and instructions. A student must initiate their appeal online within 7 business days of the date the ticket was issued (the date of the ticket counts as the first day in the seven-day count), otherwise the student may not appeal the ticket and the fine will be forwarded to the Bursar Office to be posted on the student's bursar account.
(b) When a student goes online to initiate their appeal, the student is then to indicate in the electronic process whether the student wants to appear before the Student Appeals Board in person or just submit a written appeal. If the student wants to appeal in person, it will be the responsibility of the student to appear before the board within 10 business days of the online initiation of the appeal (the date of the online initiation of the appeal counts as the first day in the ten-day count) during the board's posted office hours – no appointment is needed.
(c) The Student Appeals Board is located in Somerville Hall Room 110*, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the regular Fall and Spring Semesters, and on Tuesday and Wednesday during the regular Summer Sessions (same room and times).
(d) The board will not hold in-person appeals during:
- September 4, 2017
- November 20-22, 2017
- December 4, 2017 – January 21, 2018
- March 12-14, 2018
- May 7-29, 2018
(e) A $5.00 appeals processing fee is charged to a student's account if the appeal is denied by the appeals board.
(f) The findings of the Student Board of Appeals shall be final.
*Note: room location may change due to construction.
Faculty and Staff:
(a) Faculty and staff of the University with parking accounts (My Parking Account Portal) must use the online portal system to start the appeal process. They should log into their account and follow the Appeal Citations links and instructions. If an appeal is not initiated within 7 business days of the date the ticket was issued, the citation will be forwarded for collection by payroll deductions and may no longer be appealed.
(b) Faculty and staff wishing to appeal in person must first use the online appeal process but then may present their case before the Staff Appeals Board located. The Staff Appeals Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 9:00am in the Lyceum Room 110.
(c) A $5.00 appeals processing fee is charged to the staff’s account if the appeal is denied by the appeals board.
(d) The findings of the Staff Board of Appeals shall be final.
Moving Violations Issued by the University of Mississippi Police Department:
For "moving violation" citations such as speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign, which are issued by the UPD, in-person appeals may require the presence of the UPD officer issuing the citation. Due to this, in-person appeals are limited to Wednesday's from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM for students. Faculty and Staff will meet at the normally scheduled times listed above. Please complete the description section of the appeal and describe the reasoning for your appeal. Additionally, in the appeal description please make sure to confirm that you wish an in-person appeal so that the board may request the presence of the UPD officer.