Parking citations must be appealed by students, faculty, and staff by using MyUAlbany. If you appeal using your MyUAlbany you will be notified of the decision by e-mail.
If you are not an employee or current student, you may send a completed appeal form via e-mail to [email protected]. If you are not an employee or current student and you decide to e-mail your appeal without using the appeal form, you must include all citation and personal information in the e-mail that is requested on the appeal form such as name, permanent address, citation number, license plate number, and an explanation of why you believe that the parking citation was not consistent with parking regulations, or if there are extenuating circumstances that may excuse you from complying with regulations.Appeal forms are also available at the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services during business hours.
Appeals must be submitted within 14 days of issuance of citation. After those 14 days citation appeals will not be accepted. Decisions are generally made within 3-4 weeks and you will be notified of the decision.
Altered, stolen, and forged citations as well as tow charges are not eligible for appeal.
Should the 1st appeal decision be unfavorable, the individual may then request a hearing by contacting the Appeal Board at (518)442-5766. Failure to appear at the time scheduled for a personal hearing, without notification of inability to appear, is equivalent to a plea of guilty. In such cases, no further hearing will be scheduled and associated fines will be imposed.
Students have 14 calendar days to respond to a citation before a hold is placed on their records. A pending second appeal or scheduling a second appeal does not remove a hold or suspend a late charge. Late charges will be added 14 days after the first appeal is denied or 30 days from the date of issuance of the citation, which ever is longer.
Parking Appeal Hearings
The Appeal Board consists of members of the University Community, which include faculty/staff (with supervisory approval) and students. Members of the Appeal Board are independent from the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services. The hearing board shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence, but may hear or receive any testimony or evidence directly relevant and material to the issues presented. All decisions rendered by the Appeal Board will be final.
Note that the following are insufficient grounds for accepting an appeal of a parking citation:
Being late or in a hurry.
Dropping someone or something off or picking them up.
Preferred parking lot is full or too far away.
Others parked in the same way did not receive tickets.
Flashing hazard lights (or four-way lights).
The amount of time the vehicle was parked.
Forgetting to purchase, renew, or display a valid decal.
If you appeal a parking ticket, the decision you receive (even if favorable) will usually be accompanied by a page listing Parking Appeal Decisions for reference.