Summary: Parking Services University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7001
HOW TO CONTEST A NOTICE OF PARKING VIOLATIONS AT UC SANTA BARBARA
Effective January 1, 1994, the California Vehicle Code was amended, resulting in changes in the way parking
violations are contested. Parking Violations are no longer considered a criminal offense and may not be contested
through Municipal Court without completing the administrative procedure outlined below.
Filing an Administrative Review: Within 21 days of the date on the Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation, you
may request an administrative review of the citation. Information regarding the administrative review procedure is
available on the back of your copy of the Notice of Parking Violation and also at Parking Services, located on Stadium
Road (across from the football stadium). You may be asked to provide a written explanation of why you are contesting
the citation. The Administrative Review Officer will review your appeal and render a decision, which will be mailed to
you. Please note: If your request(s) for an administrative review is not within the time frames stated above, you forfeit
your rights to appeal, and all fines must be paid.
Notification about the decision: When an appeal is filed you may expect a response by mail or e-mail within 7
business days. What if my appeal is denied? If this happens, you may either appeal the decision to the Hearing
Examiner within 21 days of the Disposition Notice date, or you may pay the penalty and/or late fee.
Hearings are held the second week of each month, on Tuesday at 8:30am, and Thursday at 1:00pm. To schedule an
appointment for a hearing in person or by mail, you must complete the Hearing Examiner Information Sheet included.
You may also include or present any additional information that was not available in the initial hearing appeal process.
Note: The full penalty amount of the citation must be submitted along with the Hearing Information Sheet.
Payment for hearings cannot be made online. Postmarks are accepted. Appointments are scheduled one to two