Pay or Appeal A Parking Citation
SDCCD Parking Services, 1536 Frazee Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Hours: 8:00a.m. - 5:00pm Monday - Thursday and 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Fridays
(Due to Covid-19 an appointment is required to pay or appeal citation in person)
Citation Payment Plan
CVC 40220 allows for installment payments to qualify low-income individuals who apply within 120 days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation, or within 10 days after an administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. However, if you cannot afford to pay citation in full you may call our office to set up a payment plan (regardless of financial status). No proof of income or documentation required. For more information, including about applying and determining if you qualify, please call 619-388-6416.
You may pay your parking citation in person at 1536 Frazee Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 with cash, Visa, MasterCard or a Visa/MasterCard Debit Card.
Payment plan: If you cannot afford to pay citation in full you may call our office to set up a payment plan (regardless of financial status). Citations that have been transferred to DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) for collections are not eligible for a payment plan.
Parking citations may be appealed online, or by submitting Parking Waiver Form via mail, email or in person at City College Police V-100, Mesa College Police Q-100 or Miramar College Police T-100.
If you have questions regarding a citation, appeal, or payment plan call our office during hours of operation.
Request for Administrative Review / Appeal a Parking Citation
The San Diego Community College District Parking Citation Review Process, Administrative Hearing Process and Court Administration Process (Policy 7999) are mandated by California Vehicle Code Article 3, sections 40207 and 40215, which was enacted by the State Legislature, Assembly Bill 408 and Assembly Bill 1228, Effective 1993 ad 1996, respectively. All time restrictions, with respect to the different levels of appeal are made pursuant to the aforementioned legislation. Any questions about this process can be directed to SDCCD Parking Services at (619) 388-6416.
There are three (3) levels of appeal, Administrative Review, Administrative Hearing and Superior Court Appeal. Each step in the appeal process must be taken in order and initiated within the strict time frames. No step can be skipped.
Step 1 - Administrative Review
This is the first step in the appeal process to determine if the citation was validly issued. This allows the agency to dismiss the citation if there are facts, events or circumstance which were unknown to the issuing officer that may affect the validity of the citation. The issuing agency may also feel that extenuating circumstances make dismissal of the citation appropriate in the interest of justice. Pursuant to State Law, request for Administrative Review must be received within 21 calendar days from the date the citation was issued, or within 14 calendar days from the Parking Violation Notice.
You can submit appeal:
- Online: sdccdparking.com
Mail: SDCCD Parking Services, 1536 Frazee Road, San Diego, CA 92108 (reference citation number or notice number)
In person at campus police office: City College V100, Mesa College Q100, Miramar College T100
Step 2 - Administrative Hearing
If your appeal was denied you can have your case reviewed by an independent Hearing Examiner by requesting an Administrative Hearing. This is the second step in the appeal process. You must submit your request for Administrative Hearing within 21 calendar days from the appeal decision date. Failure to make request within stated time frame will result in the request being denied and no further appeal allowed. State Law required that the citation fine be paid at the time hearing request is made. If the Hearing Examiner finds in your favor SDCCD will refund the citation fine payment.
Hearing request can be made via:
- Email: email@example.com (reference citation number or notice number)
- Mail or In Person: SDCCD Parking Services, 1536 Frazee Road, San Diego, CA 92108
- Phone: (619) 388-6416
Administrative Hearings are held once a month on the last working Friday of each month. You have two (2) hearing options Personal Appointment with Hearing Examiner or Trial by Declaration (written hearing).
If you request a Personal Appointment you will receive hearing appointment date/time by US Mail and via email if one was provided within two weeks of your request. The length of each hearing varies depending on how many witnesses or what evidence is presented, but normally takes 10-15 minutes.
If you request a Trial by Declaration (written hearing) you will receive a Trial by Declaration form in the mail and by email if one was provided within two weeks of your request. Follow instructions to complete the form and return it to our office by the specified due date.
Important Note: Failure to appear for a scheduled hearing or failure to return the Trial by Declaration by the specified due date will result in your citation being upheld and forfeiture of any additional appeal right. Call our office at (619) 388-6416 if you do not receive your appointment or trial by declaration form within two weeks of submitting your request.
You are legally entitled to one (1) reschedule appointment. You must call our office no later than 5:00pm the night before your scheduled appointment to request a reschedule.
Waiver of Bail Deposit: You may apply for a hearing under indigent status by requesting a Waiver of Bail Deposit application at the time you request Administrative Hearing. Eligibility is based upon your household income or whether you are a recipient of public assistance such as CalWorks, TANF, SSI, Unemployment, etc
If your request for indigent status is approved hearing or trial by declaration will be scheduled.
Please note: an approved application allows you to have a hearing without first paying the citation fine; it does not release you from responsibility for the citation. If your request for indigent status is denied, you must pay the citation fine before a hearing will be scheduled.
Approved indigent: If citation appeal was denied/upheld or fine reduced at the administrative hearing level you may call our office to set up a payment plan. CVC 40220 allows for installment payments to qualify low-income individuals who apply within 120 days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation, or within 10 days after an administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. However, if you cannot afford to pay citation in full you may call our office to set up a payment plan (regardless of financial status). No proof of income or documentation required. For more information, including about applying and determining if you qualify, please call 619-388-6416.
Step 3 - Superior Court Hearing
If the decision of the Administrative Hearing Examiner is not to you satisfaction, the decision can be appealed to the Superior Court. When doing so, a $25 Civil Court Filing Fee must be paid. The Court takes a fresh look a the facts surrounding the issuance of the citation, and the materials presented in support of having the citation dismissed. Once a decision has been given by the Court, there is no further appeal. the Court's decision is final. If the citation is upheld, the Court keeps the $25 Civil Court Filing Fee and Parking Administration keeps the citation fees previously deposited/paid to satisfy the citation. However, if the citation is dismissed, Parking Administration refunds the $25 Civil Court Filing Fee and the fees deposited/paid on the citation with proof of payment. For information on how to file an appeal with San Diego Superior Court you must go online to sdcourt.ca.gov