What To Do If You Get a Ticket
If you receive a parking citation you can appeal it. On the back of each citation is information on how to contest the citation. If you do decide to contest a citation, keep in mind the following:
- DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. You have 21 calendar days from the day the citation was issued to request an initial administrative review.
- If you do not begin the initial review within 21 calendar days, you have forfeited your right to appeal the citation at any level.
- Once you request and/or submit appeal forms, it is your responsibility to find out if they were sent to you or received by us.
If you would like to contest this parking ticket pursuant to CVC 40215, you must request an initial Administrative Review within 21 calendar days from the date of the violation. **It is the violator’s responsibility to follow-up when contesting a citation.
PAY THE FINE ONLINE: http://www.pticket.com/rccd
PAY BY MAIL: Mail the pre-addressed envelope provided with the citation:
Riverside Community College District
P.O. Box 2081
Tustin, CA 92781-2081
PAY BY PHONE: 1-800-553-4412
PLEASE NOTE: Failure to respond within 21 days or by the date indicated on the delinquent parking notice will result in an additional penalty and a hold may be placed on your vehicle registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles (CVC 40220).
The appellate process that the District follows is set by the State of California. Therefore, time frames and deadline dates cannot and will not be extended, nor can any District personnel waive or modify this process.
First Level Appeal-Administrative Review by Parking Services: Citations may be contested by contacting the College Safety and Police Department within 21 (twenty-one) calendar days from the date of the citation. Citation appeals may be submitted in person, by telephone or in writing. Citation appeals submitted through the mail must be postmarked within the 21 (twenty-one) day limit.
Second Level Appeal-Arbitration Hearing by Outside Entity: Citations upheld at the First Level may be contested by contacting the College Safety and Police Department within 21 (twenty-one) calendar days from the date of the notification of the decision of the First Level Appeal. Second Level appeals may be submitted in person, by telephone or in writing. Appeals submitted through the mail must be postmarked within the 21 (twenty-one) day limit. Arbitration Hearings are held periodically by an Arbitration Officer that is not affiliated with the District.
Third Level-Contesting Citation in Court: Citations upheld by the Arbitration Officer at the Second Level may be taken to court. An appeal must be filed with the appropriate court within 30 calendar days after the mailing or delivery of the decision of the Arbitration 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. Contact RCC Safety and Police for details and paperwork.