Any person charged with a violation of University Parking regulations must pay the monetary penalty. If the payment is made within seven (7) calendar days, a written appeal may be filed, but the filing must be within the seven (7) day period from receipt of citation. In cases where appeals are upheld, the monetary penalty or a portion of it will be refunded. A notification will be mailed to the appellant informing them of the appeal determination.
Parking Citation Appeal Forms are available by phone (309) 438-8391 or you can pick one up in person from the Office of Parking and Transportation. You may also download the form:
Any vehicle owner or operator whose vehicle is towed pursuant to the Illinois State University Parking Regulations may, within seven (7) days of the tow, apply for an appeal at the Office of Parking and Transportation. If the vehicle owner or operator establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that vehicle was towed in error, Parking and Transportation will reimburse the vehicle owner or operator an amount no greater than the towing and storage fee collected by the towing company.
The first step in the appeal process is a review of the written appeal by the Appeal Officer. It is important, therefore, to include all pertinent information in the written appeal. At the time you initiate the appeal the date and time that the appeal will be reviewed will be established. Your presence is not required at the time the appeal is reviewed. Appeals are reviewed on the 1st and 15th of each month. Appeals reviewed on the 1st day of the month will include appeals submitted from the 15th of the preceding month through the last day of the preceding month. Appeals reviewed on the 15th of the month will include appeals submitted from the first day of the current month through the 14th of the current month.
If the Appeal Officer approves the appeal, the amount of the monetary refund is determined and an appeal determination form is mailed to each appellant so that they are aware of the outcome of the appeal. Refunds may take 6 weeks to process and will be mailed separately from the appeal determination form.
Upon the request of the appellant, appeals denied by the Appeal Officer may be escalated to a second level review by the Director of Parking and Transportation. Second level review requests must be submitted by the appellant within 30 days of the initial denial. Second level appeals which are denied may be appealed for a third time to the Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee upon request of the appellant. Requests for appeal review by the Parking Advisory Committee must be submitted within 30 days of the second level appeal denial. The determination of the Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee is considered the final decision.