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Parking Appeals

An Online Parking Citation Appeal can be filed via the web form below or by clicking the link.

You may pick up a Parking Citation Appeal form at the El Camino Police Department lobby, located at the corner of Crenshaw Blvd and Redondo Beach Blvd in Parking Lot K. You may also submit a Parking Citation Administrative Review Via the web. You must come in to the Parking Services Office if you elect to go beyond Step 1.



You have 21 days from the date of your citation to submit an Administrative Review form to appeal your parking citation. This form allows you to put in writing your explanation and reason for appeal.  This form will be reviewed by our Department, and a decision will be made and mailed to you within five (5) working days. Parking citations will generally not be recommended for dismissal for a lost or forgotten permit, improperly displayed permit, not knowing the regulations, not displaying daily permits properly and not seeing the signs. Please be specific in explaining why you feel the citation should be dismissed. If you do not agree with the findings of the Administrative Review, you have the option of going on to Step II.



You must have completed an Administrative Review form and completed the entire process before requesting an Administrative hearing. You may request to have a hearing before an El Camino College parking citations hearing officer by coming in person to the El Camino Police Department within 21 days after the decision of the Administrative Review has been mailed to you. The amount of the parking fine must be posted in the form of a check or money order at the time you make your appointment for an Administrative Hearing. If you do not agree with the decision of the Administrative Hearing officer, you have the option of going on to Step III.

Pursuant to C.V.C.  40215(b) a person may complete an indigent status form if they can prove that they do not have the ability to post the penalty due to financial hardship in order to set up the Administrative Hearing.  The appellant must complete the indigent status form and submit it along with your request for an Administrative Hearing for consideration.



You must have completed both the Administrative Review process and the Administrative Hearing in order to file a Notice of Appeal through Civil Court. You are required to appear in person at Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Room 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012 within 20 days after mailing the Administrative Review final decision. The Notice of Appeal can only be made after an individual has had an Administrative Review final decision. A copy of the Notice of Decision must accompany the filing. The court will require a filing fee, plus any other applicable court charges and fees; the appeal is heard de novo with the parking agency’s file in the case submitted as evidence of the violation.

WARNING: Failure to adhere to the time lines as indicated in each step will prevent you from contesting a citation any further.