The Department of Parking and Transportation issues citations to vehicles parked out of compliance with campus, local, state, and federal parking regulations. There are few situations for which the University may choose to dismiss a citation. The recipient of a citation may elect to appeal a citation based on extenuating circumstances. 

Vehicles with four or more unpaid citations, even while under appeal, are subject to the University's Towing Policy.

To appeal a citation

LMU Community

  1. Login to
  2. Select "LMU Park" from the "System Logins" menu.
  3. Click "Appeal Citations" at the bottom of the LMU Park main page.

Affiliates & Visitors

Affiliates and visitors may appeal a citation online via LMU Park.

Appealing a parking citation indicates that you believe you were parked in accordance with the Loyola Marymount University Parking Regulations and were incorrectly cited for a parking violation or that the occurrence was due to circumstances beyond your control. Appeals should be direct and address factual information only.

The following are examples of seldom granted appeals:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly
  • Parked improperly for a short period of time
  • Failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses
  • Violation not written for others in same or similar situation
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine
  • There was a passenger left in the car
  • A note of explanation was left on the windshield
  • Forgetfulness
  • Inability to find an authorized space
  • Failure to notice parking signs
  • Disagreement with rules or fine amounts   

First Level

  • The recipient of a citation has 14 calendar days to file the appeal.
  • The appeal is reviewed and is either dismissed or upheld.
  • The appellant is notified of the decision via email. 
  • Upheld citations must be paid in 14 days before a late fee of 50 percent is applied. 

Second Level

  • The recipient of a denied First Level Appeal has 14 calendar days to contact the Parking Office to file a Second Level Appeal. Violations of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) and federal regulations may not be re-appealed.
  • Parking and Transportation will respond with written instructions and assign a hearing date.
  • All appellants must appear before the board in person.
  • Each appellant is allocated five minutes of testimony before the board. The PAC may ask follow-up questions after five minutes or the testimony has completed.
  • Appellants may submit one page of written documentation in addition to their testimony. This must be done two business days in advance of the scheduled hearing. Board members will receive the written documentation prior to the hearing. 
  • A decision will be emailed within 10 business days of the hearing.

Refer to the Appeals Policy and Appeal Bylaws for additional information.