Parking Citation Information

Parking Citations:

What if I get a parking ticket? How do I pay for it?

Payments can be made:

  • By mailing your payment to the address located on the citation.
  • In person with check or cash at the Parking & Transportation Service Center.
  • In the citation payment drop-box in front of Public Safety (check or money order only please)


If payments are received after the due date, a delinquent fee will be assessed to your fine and will be included on your Delinquent Courtesy Notice. Failure to pay a citation may result in a DMV hold and a university hold being placed on your record. Having five or more outstanding citations may result in your vehicle being removed (towed) from campus.

*Payment for citations should be made within 21 calendar days of receiving the citation.

How can I contest a parking ticket?

Level One: Initial Review

A request for an Initial Review of a parking citation must be submitted within 21 calendar days of receiving the citation or within 14 calendar days of receiving the Delinquent Courtesy Notice. Responses will be mailed to the name and address supplied on the form.

Request for an Initial Review can be made by submitting a Parking Citation Contest form online at or to the Public Safety Front Desk.

Public Safety Front Desk accepts Contest Forms;

  • In person Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 8 am to 12pm.
  • By fax at: (323) 343-3724.
  • By mail at: Public Safety/Parking Services, 5151 State University Dr., Public Safety Bldg, Los Angeles, CA 90032.


Level Two: Administrative Hearing

If you are unsatisfied with the Initial Review results, requests for an Administrative Hearing can be made by returning the Request enclosed in your Initial Review response. Please note that the Request must be made for an Initial Review before requesting an Administrative Hearing. The request for the Administrative Hearing must be made within 21 days of the results from the Initial Review. No fees required to request an Initial Review, but all fees due from the Citation must be paid before an Administrative Hearing date is provided (Reference CVC 40215.b. for complete details).

A Hearing Examiner will review the information provided and your testimony. A decision is then rendered. The decision of the Hearing Examiner may be delivered by first class mail.


If your citation is "dismissed," the penalty paid for the citation will be refunded in full. Refunds can be requested at Public Safety. Public Safety is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and can be contacted by phone at (323) 343-3700.


Academic Holds for Unpaid Parking Citations


How will Parking Services determine that a student should receive an academic hold?

Parking services will use the following criteria to determine whether an Academic Hold will be applied to a student’s record:

  • Parking citations must be past due


What will the Academic Hold prevent me from doing?

Students receiving an academic hold for outstanding citations will not be able to do any of the following:

  • Register for classes
  • Receive copies of their transcript


I have paid my outstanding parking citations. How do I get my hold released?

Academic holds can only be released during regular business hours Mon-Friday 8:00- 5:00 pm. Please contact (323) 343-3705 or (323) 343-3700 and an Authorized staff will release the academic hold.


Further information on Parking Citations is available online at: or by contacting the Public Safety Office at (323) 343-3700.


All above information is subject to change without further notice.


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