Parking Citation Payment & Appeals

Pay a Citation

If you have an outstanding parking citation, you may pay it through Parking Payment Services.

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code and CSU Systemwide policy, payment plans are available for those with multiple unpaid paring citations or at least $200 owed. For more information please visit Transportation and Parking Services in Building 36 or contact us at

CSU Systemwide policy

The CSU Policy regarding payment plans is available online.

  • CSU Policy 4701

  • Any questions about this process should be directed to Transportation & Parking Services office at (805)756-6654.

    Appeal a Citation

    Level 1 - Parking Citation Appeal

    For a period of 21 calendar days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation or 14 calendar days from the mailing of a notice of delinquent parking violation, a person may request an initial review/parking citation appeal.

    A written explanation stating why the parking violation should be reversed shall be reviewed and evaluated by the issuing agency. Once a decision has been rendered, notification will be sent by US mail to the mailing address submitted on the appeal. It is the appellant's responsibility to call the University Police Department if a disposition is not received within 30 days of your appeal date.

    An appeal form may also be requested by contacting the Cal Poly University Police Department at 805-756-6654. University Police Business hours are Monday through Fridays 7am to 5pm.

    Note: Payment for appealed citations is not required until an appeal decisions has been rendered.

    Level 2 - Administrative Hearing

    If dissatisfied with the results of the initial review/parking citation appeal, the matter may be pursued by requesting an Administrative Hearing. The request for the Administrative Hearing must be made no more than 21 calendar days following the mailing of the results of the initial review/parking citation appeal. The person requesting an Administrative Hearing has the choice of a hearing by mail or in person. Requests for an Administrative Hearing are required to be submitted in writing by completing an Administrative Hearing Request Form which can be obtained by contacting the University Police Department. The request for an Administrative Hearing must be accompanied by payment in full for the amount due on the citation. (Reference CVC 40215(b) for complete details).

    An Administrative Hearing conducted by mail will be conducted once all of the paperwork and payment is received. The hearing examiner shall review the written declaration, and any evidence provided which is relevant to the case, and render a decision based on the information submitted.

    An in-person hearing will be scheduled only when specifically requested. A hearing examiner will review the written information provided, testimony of the appellant and that of any witnesses and evidence provided which is relevant to the case.

    Level 3 - Judicial Appeal

    If dissatisfied with the Administrative Hearing decision, the violation may be further appealed to the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, 805-781-5696 within 30 calendar days from the mailing of the Administrative Hearing liable notice. The court filing fee is $25.00. If the court rules in the appellant's favor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo will be required to refund the filing fee plus any parking penalties that the court may dismiss.

    If a notice of appeal is not filed with the court within the 30 calendar day limit the decision rendered by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo shall become final.

    If you have questions regarding the appeals process, please call the University Police, Reception Center at 805-756-6654. University Police Business hours are Monday through Fridays 8am to 5pm.