Parking Packets are generated based on the member’s information and citation information submitted by our supporter. Your packet will contain a Request for Hearing document, Demand for Hearing and an Appeal form. Each packet also includes detailed instructions, FAQs and hearing scripts.
How it Works
Step one – Fill out the REQUEST FOR REVIEW document completely. Your reason for contesting the citation is included in the REQUEST FOR REVIEW. It is your responsibility to read over the argument and research the laws used in your defense of the citation if you choose to opt out of our Parking Academy. You must have a firm understanding of the reason you are using this argument to contest the citation as you may be required to attend a Review Hearing where you will be requested to prove your case.
Once you have completely filled out the REQUEST FOR REVIEW, make a copy of it. Certified mail a copy of the RFR to the parking agency. Make sure you request a return receipt as this will provide you with confirmation that you document(s) has been received. The parking agency normally responds within 21 days of receipt of your request.
You must respond to the citation within 21 days from the issue date. If you fail to respond within 21 days of receiving the citation, your failure to respond will be considered as a willful default. If this happens you will have no other choice but to pay fine.
Step two – If your REQUEST FOR REVIEW is denied for any reason, fill out the Demand for Administrative Hearing. By law you have the right to have your case reviewed by the parking bureau. Fill out the DFAH completely. Once you have completely filled out the Demand for Administrative Hearing, make a copy of it. Next, send a copy by certified mail to the parking agency. Make sure you request a return receipt as this will provide you with confirmation that your document(s) has been received. The parking agency normally responds within 21 days of receipt of your request.
The Parking bureau usually requires that you pay the fine prior to receiving your hearing (violation of due process). You may request for a fee waiver and have the fine waived until after the hearing is held. You may walk in to your local parking agency or request to have it mail to you. You may request that the hearing be held in person or by mail.
Due Process means a law which hears before it condemns which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial.
Daniel Webster, Dartmouth College Case,
State v. Strasberg, 110 P. 1020
At your hearing you will meet with a parking administrator. The administrator conducting the hearing is supposed to be a contracted 3rd party unconnected to the parking bureau. Make sure that you question this if you elect to have in office hearing.
If for some reason you will not be able to make the hearing, contact the agency immediately to reschedule the date. If you miss the date without giving the agency notice it will be taken as default and you will be required to pay the fine in full.
At your hearing you will be provided the time to explain why you are contesting the citation. Please take your time and do not let the hearing conductor pressure you for time. Be prepared and take your time and present your argument as thorough as possible. The hearing conductor may give you the verdict at the time of your hearing or they may send you their decision in the mail.
Proof of The Process
CVC § 40215 (b) If the person is dissatisfied with the results of the initial review, the person may request an administrative hearing of the violation no later than 21 calendar days following the mailing of the results of the issuing agency’s initial review. The request may be made by telephone, in writing, or in person. The person requesting an administrative hearing shall deposit the amount of the parking penalty with the processing agency. The issuing agency shall adopt a written procedure to allow a person to request an administrative hearing without payment of the parking penalty upon satisfactory proof of an inability to pay the amount due. After January 1, 1996, an administrative hearing shall be held within 90 calendar days following the receipt of a request for an administrative hearing, excluding time tolled pursuant to this article. The person requesting the hearing may request one continuance, not to exceed 21 calendar days.