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Parking Citation Appeals Procedure

 

This Procedure defines how a UWM parking citation may be appealed when someone who has received a citation believes that they should not have received it or that there were special circumstances that UWM should consider.

Step 1: Step 1 Appeals must meet the following three requirements.

1. Step 1 Appeals must be made in writing to UWM's Parking & Transit Department. Written appeals can be personally delivered to UWM's Union room WG25, electronically delivered to Online Services. or mailed to the following address:

UWM Parking & Transit Department

Attention: Appeals Officer

P.O.Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Verbal appeals are insufficient to initiate an appeal. Appellants are encouraged to use the Step 1 Appeal form which can be found here Online Services.

2. Written appeals must be received by the Parking & Transit Department within 10 calendar days of issuance of citation; if the written appeal is received after this deadline, the citation may, in UWM's sole discretion, be upheld.

3. The appeal should provide any information or documents that the appellant wants the UWM appeals officer to consider. Please note that the appeals officer will not dismiss a parking ticket for any of the following reasons:

     @ Couldn't find a legal parking space .                                                                                                                    

     @  Didn't see posted restrictions.

     @ Couldn't find a convenient parking space.

     @ Had flashers/hazard lights on.

     @ Didn't have money or change for the parking meter.

     @ Was late or didn't have enough time to park properly.

     @ Was just "dropping off" or "standing" for a short time.

     @ Will never do it again.

     @ Parking in No Parking Zone.


An appeals officer will review the appeal within 10 calendar days of receipt, and a written decision will be mailed to the appellant.

Step 2: If the appellant's Step 1 appeal is denied, in whole or in part, the appellant may initiate a Step 2 appeal following the following three requirements:

1. Like Step 1 Appeals, a Step 2 Appeal must be made in writing to UWM's Parking & Transit Office. Written appeals can be personally delivered to UWM's Union Room WG25, electronically delivered to Online Services, or mailed to the following address:

UWM Parking & Transit Department

Attention: Appeals Officer/2nd Level Appeal

P.O.Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Verbal appeals are insufficient to initiate a Step 2 appeal.

2. Step 2 Appeals must be received by the Parking & Transit Department within 10 calendar days of the date on the Step 1 decision letter. If the written Step 2 appeal is received after this deadline, the Step 1 decision may, in UWM's sole discretion, be upheld.

3. A Step 2 Appeal must include the rationale for why the Step 1 decision was incorrect, any information or documents that appellant wants the appeals officer to consider, the specific remedy sought, and an explanation for such remedy.

A different appeals officer will be assigned to the case (i.e. not the same appeals officer who adjudicated the Step 1 appeal). The appeals officer will review the Step 2 appeal within 10 calendar days of receipt, and a written decision will be mailed to the appellant. Step 2 decisions are final.

For Students Only -Students have the right to request that their Step 2 Appeal be heard by the UWM Student Court, rather than a Parking & Transit Department Appeals Officer. If you are a student and wish to have your Step 2 Appeal heard by the Student Court, please note that in your written Step 2 appeal, and your appeal will be forwarded by the UWM Parking & Transit Department to the Student Court for their review. Please note that the Student Court may not follow the same decision-making timeline noted above, and the decision of the Student Court may be overturned by the Director of Parking & Transit upon a review of the file.

Additional questions or concerns about these Appeal Procedures may be directed to UWM's Director of Parking & Transit at 414-229-4000.