Parking Ticket Appeals
All appeals of parking citations are handled by the Court of Parking Appeals, or "Traffic Court", which is a court of equity. This court was established by and acts as a standing committee of the University Senate. Its authority is derived from both the University Senate and the Legislature of the State of Kansas. Jurisdiction of the court is based upon an appeal made within ten (10) business days from the time of the parking citation given by the Parking Department. Court authority is final except for appeals made from this court to the Court En Banc.
This means the court will hear both sides of an issue when you feel there are mitigating circumstances that resulted in the violation and/or that you have in good faith attempted to comply with the current parking regulations.
How to Complete the Appeal Forms
- Ask any questions you may have at Parking & Transit office. A question at this stage of the appeal may save a lot of time and effort later on.
- Complete the appeal form in detail.
- Give every detail of what happened and every reason you believe applicable to your situation which might bear upon the circumstances of your citation. If there is ANY evidence which MIGHT help the judges find in your favor, be sure to include it with your appeal. For example: copies of repair bills, copies of medical statements regarding disabilities, diagrams of the situation, notorized statements of witnesses, etc.
- Please note that NO appeals will be accepted which give no explanation, or which are submitted only to clear your enrollment hold.
For further questions, please call Parking & Transit (785) 864-PARK or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets that have been appealed are not considered outstanding (unpaid) while an appeal is pending.