|Pay or Appeal Citations Online|
If you receive a parking ticket, you must respond within 21 days of the issue date.
The Adjudication office encourages those who believe they were parked legally at the time a citation was issued to submit a written appeal. Successful appeals clearly demonstrate the citation was issued in error and often includes supporting documentation.
Note: If you are unable to access the online system, you can complete the Citation Appeal Form (PDF) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or pay a citation by mail with check or money order. The postmark will serve as the payment date.
After 21 days — The citation is delinquent, the penalty doubles, and you lose your option to appeal.
- After 45 days — The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) places a hold on the vehicle registration and adds $20 to the doubled penalty.
Several unpaid citations can lead to:
- 5 unpaid, delinquent citations — Parking enforcement officers will lock an immobilization boot on your vehicle. You must pay all delinquent parking citations and a $150 boot removal fee within 24 hours to avoid towing.
- 24 hours after the boot — If penalties remain unpaid, a local towing company will tow the vehicle off UCSD property.
- 5 citations at the DMV — Any San Diego or UC police officer can tow the vehicle without warning.
- To reclaim your towed vehicle, you must pay towing costs, daily vehicle storage fees, and all parking penalties.
Contact Citations & Enforcement.