Citations, Fines and Appeals
Manage your parking tickets
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 get a ticket...
If you would like to contest a 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.
- 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.
- Pay online: 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
Request a Payment Plan
- Citation(s) must equal $500 or more at time of application.
- A maximum of 12 monthly installments will be allowed.
- A $25 processing fee will be required.
Individuals that have received a ticket or citation have the right to contest the ticket. 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.