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Community members at the College of William and Mary have the right to appeal any parking citation within 10 days of receiving the citation. The operation of a motor vehicle on campus constitutes implied consent for responsibility for parking violations. The Parking Appeals Committee is, by Presidential appointment, the highest authority on campus in parking matters and consists of members from all college constituencies. The Committee endeavors to handle submitted appeals within 30 days of receipt.
A successful appeal may result in repealing of the ticket or a decrease in fined amount. A driver wishing to appeal a citation may submit an online appeal within 10 days of receiving the contested citation. A citation may only be appealed once, and all committee decisions are final. You may request a second appeal provided there is new relevant information not available during the original appeal. Verbal appeals will not be considered. Members may choose to appear in person before the committee, under these circumstances a written appeal is still required and must state the desire to appear in person.
If an appeal is not made in a timely manner or if payment is past due, the appeal will be denied. Failure to appear at a scheduled hearing without justifiable cause will be grounds for appeal denial without reconsideration.
The following situations and reasons are not acceptable grounds for appeal and will not be considered by the Parking Appeals Committee.
- Ignorance of regulations
- Lost ticket
- Citation for parking in accessible space
- Citation for stolen, altered, or fraudulent decal
- Convenient space availability
- Only parked illegally for a few minutes
- Financial hardship
- Bad weather or darkness
- Running late
- Unread or misunderstood signs