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What happens if I don't pay my citation?

Transportation Services contracts with the California DMV and collections agencies to pursue collection on unpaid citations. Information gathered by other means may be used to collect. Your student fee bill or payroll could be charged. Also, your vehicle may be subject to immobilization.

How can I submit evidence with my appeal?

You have 5 business days from the date of your appeal submission to get your HARDCOPY evidence to our office. At this time, we cannot accept electronic evidence. You may fax a legible copy of your evidence. Be sure to write your name, citatin number or license plate and state on your evidence. Indicating evidence in your appeal but failing to submit evidence will result in an automatic denial. Transportation Services will not request evidence. If you believe you have evidence to substatiate your claim, submit the evidence with your appeal.

If I park at a broken parking meter will I get ticketed?

Yes you will, even if there is no sign indicating the meter is broken, if the meter is broken you WILL be ticketed for parking there. If the meter is malfunctioning upon your arrival you must locate another functioning meter. If the meter malfunctions after you’ve parked seek a Transportation Services employee at a gate, at our office, or via DPS to inform them of the malfunction. A representative will respond to verify the malfunction and advise you of the outcome.

Can I pay for a ticket using discretionary?

No. You can visit our office: provide ID and request to pay using your student fee bill or payroll deduction.

I have not heard anything regarding my parking citation appeal, who can I contact to follow up with?

Generally, if you have not heard anything regarding the decision of your parking citation appeal, it may mean that Transportation Services has incorrect information on file, please contact us for more information.

What happens if I do not pay a parking citation on time?

All parking citations that are not paid within the first 21 days of the issue date are assessed a fine doubling the original amount, a collection fee may be added.

What do I do if I received a yellow card in the mail noticing me of a citation for a license plate that is not mine?

If you have never owned the vehicle, and the descroption does not match, submit an appeal online stating such. If you have owned the vehicle but sold it before the citation, or purchased it after citation, fax, mail or bring to our office a declaration of non-ownership (Release of Liability, Bill of Sale) showing the date of the transaction. Please submit a citation appeal form with the necessary information on it and it will be reviewed by a enforcement supervisor.

What can I do if I'm not satisfied with my first appeal decision?

Make full payment and submit your second appeal letter to the Citation Review Board (CRB). The CRB is a panel of USC students, staff and faculty members. The panel will read your appeal, deliberate and render its decision. All CRB decisions are final. Note: This process could take up to eight weeks.

If I receive a parking citation what are my options?

All persons receiving parking citations have the right to appeal their citation within 14 days of the issue date of the citation. All appeals are done online.

To whom or how do I appeal a parking citation?

You may appeal your citation online or in writing. All first appeals are reviewed by one of Transportation Services Senior Managers. You will be mailed the appeal decision. If you file your appeal online you will be able to get a confirmation that it has been received, check the appeal status, and receive your decision via your email, as well as, by mail.

How long do I have to appeal my citation?

You have 21 calendar days from the date of issuance or 14 calendar days from the mailing of notice to contest.

Can I pay a ticket over the phone?


How can I make a payment for my citation?

You may make payment in person or by mail with a check or money order. You may pay the full amount by credit card online. Or visit our office and make payment by cash, check, student fee bill, and payroll deduction. At this time, we do not accept payments by phone. To avoid penalty fees pay your citation within 21 days of issuance.

What is the cost of parking citations?

Most citations are $35, but it varies by offense. Please see our violation schedule.