Parking Ticket Appeal Process

From time to time, a driver/owner who receives a campus parking ticket feels the ticket was received in error. In these cases, the University may dismiss the citation if there are facts, events or circumstances that were unknown to the issuing officer that may affect the validity of the citation. The University may also feel that extenuating circumstances make dismissal of the ticket appropriate in the interest of justice.

Common reasons that DO NOT support excusing tickets include:

  • I was only in violation for a minute;
  • I did not know that I could not park there;
  • I think the fine is too high;
  • I did not see the sign or curb markings;
  • I cannot afford to pay the fine;
  • I have never had a ticket before;
  • I will never do it again.

The owner and driver of the vehicle are both responsible for the ticket and bear the burden of proof when contesting the citation. Notice of the decision will be emailed to the driver regardless of the outcome.

  • I am a KU student. How do I appeal a parking ticket I received?

    Within seven days of ticket issue date: Students must file an online appeal for any ticket they received believed to be issued in error by finding the ticket under "Vehicle Services" in their myKU account. In this case, a student does not need to attend the University Traffic Bureau (UTB) Zoom meeting, but may if they would like to speak to the UTB about the appeal.

    More than seven days after ticket issue date:  Students must file an online appeal for any ticket they received believed to be issued in error by finding the ticket under "Vehicle Services" their myKU account. The student MUST appear virtually in person at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the University Traffic Bureau in order for the appeal to be considered. Failure to appear will result in an automatic denial of the appeal.

    The verdict of an appeal submitted by a student will be emailed to the student's KU email address immediately following the UTB meeting.

  • I am a KU employee of affiliate (KUSSI, Aramark). How do I appeal a ticket I received?

    Faculty and staff have the right to appeal tickets they believe they received in error by completing and submitting the form below.

    Kutztown University allows a person to appeal a parking violation believed to have been issued in error. The appeal form linked below must be completed within seven (7) calendar days of the issuance of the citation. To have an appeal considered beyond the 7-day grace period, a customer must file the appeal and attend the next meeting of the University Traffic Bureau. 

    Visitor/Faculty/Staff Parking Ticket Appeal Form

  • I visited KU and received a parking ticket. How do I appeal the ticket?

    Visitors who receive a parking ticket and feel they possess substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was issued in error, was not committed, or issued due to circumstances beyond the operator’s control may file an appeal.

    Visitors may appeal the ticket by submitting a completed appeal form available by clicking the link below:

    Visitor/Faculty/Staff Parking Ticket Appeal Form

    If a person visited campus for the first time, was parked in a legal space and received a parking ticket, the visitor may have it voided as a one-time courtesy by sending their name and phone number plus a copy of your vehicle registration and this ticket to:

    Transportation Services
    Kutztown University
    P.O. Box 730
    107 Stratton Administration Center
    Kutztown, PA 19530

    Alternatively, you may email the aforementioned documentation to parkingpermits@kutztown.edu.