Citations and Appeals
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 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 request appellate paperwork over the phone and do not receive it, you must call back by the 21st day.
Contact Parking Services at (951) 571-6190 for more information.
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.
New To appeal or pay a ticket online, visit:
Or pay over the phone by calling: (800) 553-4412
Methods of Citation Payment:
Pay or appeal your citation online: www.pticket.com/rccd
Pay for your citation by phone: (800) 553-4412
Pay by mail:
Riverside Community College District
P.O. Box 2081
Tustin, CA 92781-2081
Include your citation and license plate number on your check or money order. Do not send cash through the mail.
Or pay citations/tickets in person at:
Riverside City College
Parking Structure, top floor (formerly Athletics office)
4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506
Please note that in-person payments are no longer accepted at Moreno Valley College's Admissions & Records office.
Avoid late charges. Do not wait until your citation due date to mail your payment. Payments are applied using the official postmark date provided by the Post Office. There is no grace period and there are no exceptions.
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.