PARKING CITATION APPEAL - FIRST LEVEL (40215a CVC)
In order to comply with the CA Vehicle Code (42015a PC), it is the policy of the District Police Department to review the circumstances surrounding the issuance of a parking citation upon the request of the person to whom the citation was issued.
This level of appeal (First Level) does not require you to pay the citation. The person receiving the citation will be notified of the results of the appeal via the e-mail provided in the appeal.
You have 21 days from the issuance date of the ticket to file the on-line appeal. Filing the appeal places the ticket on hold until the appeal has been reviewed.
You may submit your appeal using the option given to you on the e-mail notification that will be sent to you when you receive your citation or as described on the back of the citation.
You may go the website given below to appeal your citation:
The citation must be paid within 21 days of the notification of the appeal results to avoid penalty.
FORMAL APPEAL / SECOND LEVEL (40215(b) CVC)
If your first level review is denied and you are found liable for the citation, you may appeal this decision to the designated Hearing Examiner. This written appeal must be submitted within 21 days of the completion of the First Level appeal. Once the written appeal is submitted, a hearing will be scheduled.
California Law requires you to pay the fine prior to Second Level review. In the event you win the appeal, you will be refunded via the method of payment made online.
HOW TO REQUEST A HEARING
Complete the Written Declaration (Second Appeal Form) below.
Mail the form or deliver to:
COS District Police Dept.
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
You can mail a check or a money order payable to the College of the Sequoias District Police Department to the address below:
College of the Sequoias
PO BOX 2040
Tarrytown, NY 10591-9040
Please call (559) 730-3726 for more information regarding the Second Level Appeal process.
THIRD LEVEL APPEAL (FINAL) / SUPERIOR COURT (40230 CVC)
Citations upheld by the Hearing Examiner at the Second Level may be taken to superior court. An appeal must be filed with the appropriate court within 30 calendar days after the mailing or delivery of the decision of the Hearing Officer. This means that all the paperwork must be filed with the court before the 30-day deadline. The court does not accept phone call or postmarks.