|| Contesting a citation is a
(3) three-step process. To contest a citation you must start with
Step 1, which can be done online, by mail, over the telephone, or
in-person. You MUST contest your citation within 21 calendar days
of the date the citation was issued, or 14 calendar days from the
date on the first overdue notice.
Step 1 - Initial Review
The process allows the individual to contest a parking citation by
requesting an Initial Review. However, the violator is not present
for this review. The time limit to file is within (21) twenty-one
days of the issuance of the parking citation, or within fourteen (14)
days after the date of the mailing of the notice of delinquent parking
citation. If you do not hear back from us within 3-4 weeks, it is your responsibility
to follow up on your request. To check the status of your citation call 1 (800) 214-1526.
Step 2 - Administrative Hearing
If the individual is not satisfied with the results of the Initial
Review, he or she must deposit the amount of the Parking Citation
and request an Administrative Hearing. The Parking Citation will be
refunded if the Hearing Officer cancels the citation. The time limit
to file is within twenty-one (21) days of the date of the mailing
of the Initial Review Results Notice.
Step 3 - Appeal
If the individual is not satisfied with the results of the Administrative Hearing,
they may appeal the decision to the Los Angeles Superior Court for a trial de novo.
There is a $25 Court filing fee, which will be refunded if the Court rules in your
favor. The time limit to file is within thirty (30) days of the mailing of the
Administrative Hearing Notice of Decision. You must have already had an Initial
Review and Administrative Hearing in order to request a Court appeal. You may not
skip steps 1 and 2 of this process.