Parking Ticket Appeals Procedure

Texas A&M University-Texarkana has established a Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee for University Citations. The committee has the duty of hearing parking ticket appeals from any person who feels that they were wrongfully ticketed. Anyone who receives a Texas A&M University-Texarkana citation may appeal the citation to the campus Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee within seven (7) business days of receiving the citation. The fine will be put on hold until the appeal process is complete. Persons appealing should follow the below procedures:

  1. University parking citation appeal forms are available online, at the A&M-Texarkana website under the Parking Regulation section.
  2. The committee will be notified of the appeal, and a date will be set for a hearing.
  3. If the appeal is decided against the complainant, the complainant must then pay the assessed fine within seven (7) business days of the date of the hearing.
  4. The decision of the Traffic Appeal Committee is final.
  5. The Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee will be selected by the Chief of Police and consist of four Texas A&M University-Texarkana employees, two staff members, two faculty members, and one student.

The following are NOT valid reasons for an appeal:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations, for example, have not reviewed regulations;
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly;
  • Only parked illegally for a short period;
  • Stated failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses;
  • Late to class or appointment;
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine;
  • No other place to park;
  • Did not see posted signs;
  • Parked in the dirt parking lot by BLV without any type of parking permit;
  • Failed/Forgot to display a permit.

Parking Appeals Form