Parking Citation Appeals

The VCCCD Police Department utilizes a third-party contractor for parking administration and revenue collection services. All parking citation appeals must be handled through DataTicket, the Citation Processing Center agency.

To contest a parking citation, you will need to go online to the Citation Processing Center website and appeal the citation online. Detailed instructions on how to appeal are available on the MyVCCCD Portal. Instructions on paying citations or questions regarding citations may be made via telephone to DataTicket, the citation processing agency, at 800-989-2058. You must contest a parking citation within 21 days from the date of issue.

If you received a parking citation on your vehicle and it was issued incorrectly (i.e. incorrect license plate or vehicle), you may make an inquiry to the VCCCD police station on the campus where the citation was issued.

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW HEARINGS

If your citation was not dismissed after the initial review, or your were dissatisfied with the results of the first-level appeal, you may contest your citation to the next level. To do so, you must request an Administrative Review Hearing.

You must follow the instructions in the paperwork you received with the notice that your citation would not be dismissed. In order to have an Administrative Review Hearing, you will be required to deposit the full amount of the fine with the Citation Processing Center. A check or money order can be mailed along with your request for the Administrative Review Hearing; do not send cash. Your hearing will be granted within 90 days from the date of your request. If your case is dismissed by the hearing officer, you will be reimbursed for your deposit.

If your case is upheld, the deposit will be applied to the fine. If you fail to appear for your hearing, you will automatically lose your case and the citation will be upheld. The hearing officer is not a member of the VCCCD Police Department, he or she is a qualified independent contractor who is trained and licensed to provide this service.

Hearing by Written Declaration

You have the option of having your hearing via written declaration, in which you will not be required to appear in person. The hearing officer will decide your case based on the documentation you submit compared to the documentation provided by the VCCCD Police Department. You may also submit additional written information that supports your claim. You will be notified in writing of the hearing officer's decision.