Appeal UCLA Parking Tickets in Minutes
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Transportation is responsible for providing transportation, commute, and parking services to the students, faculty, and staff. The department manages the 23,000 parking spaces on the campus, in addition to the complex traffic systems. In this article, we will walk you through what can happen when you receive a UCLA parking ticket and what options are available to you.
How Much Are Parking Tickets in UCLA?
When you receive a citation, the first thing to do is check the due date. Make sure to pay or contest the ticket before the due date to avoid incurring additional penalty fees. When a car is immobilized, all outstanding fees must be paid before the vehicle can be released. The fees include an administrative fee of $150 and a storage fee of $20 per day. Payments can be made in cash or credit card.
|No Permit Displayed||$78|
|No Proof of Payment||$78|
|Patient Courtesy Citation||$14|
|Stein Plaza Patient Courtesy Citation||$8|
|Disabled Patient Courtesy Citation||$10|
|BCP Courtesy Citation||$6|
|Alternate All Day Rate Courtesy Citation||$22|
|Yellow Curb (No Permit)||$60|
|Yellow Curb Overtime||$60|
|Zipcar Parking Only||$83|
|Shared Parking Privilege Misuse||$177|
|Not Returned Permit||$312|
|Out of Marked Stall||$55|
|Disabled Lic/Plac Not Displayed||$400|
|Blocking Disabled Access||$400|
|Blocking Disabled Stall||$400|
|DP Not Valid||$595|
|Wrong Side of The Street||$78|
|18 Inches From The Curb||$78|
|On a Crosswalk||$78|
|Blocking a Driveway||$78|
|Parked On a Sidewalk||$78|
|Parked In An Intersection||$78|
|Parked In a Safety Zone||$78|
|Parked Near Street Construction||$78|
|Blocking Crosswalk Ramp||$400|
|Blocking DP Ramp||$400|
|Blocking Disabled Access||$400|
|Bus Zone No Stopping, Standing or Waiting Permitted||$312|
|Blocking Fire Hydrant/Lane||$100|
|No Front Plate||$25|
|Vehicle Out of Registration||$25|
|Parking Temporary Reserved Stall||$83|
|Vehicle Immobilization (Booting)*||$150|
|Bicycle Impound Fee||$50|
|Vehicle Parked in Bike Lane/Path||$100|
Paying for a UCLA Parking Ticket
UCLA parking rules and regulations and citations are based on the provisions of the California Vehicle Code. Parking tickets must be paid or appealed within 21 days from the date of issue to avoid additional penalties. There are a variety of ways of paying for a citation, as follows:
- Paying online by using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover cards
- Paying in person at the Central Ticket Office (Strathmore Building – Parking Structure 8) using cash, credit card, personal check, money order, or cashier’s check from Monday to Friday, 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM
- Paying by mail using a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to UC Regents and sent to the following mailing address:
UCLA – Office of Parking Violations
P. O. Box 2094
Tustin, CA 92781-2094
If you pay online or by mail, make sure to indicate the citation number or your license plate number.
How to Dispute a UCLA Citation?
If you believe you have not violated any parking rules and regulations and have been issued a ticket by mistake, there is something you can do instead of paying. You have three opportunities to dispute a parking ticket. Many have had success going this route such as having their fines reduced or fully dismissed by UCLA. Here are what you can do to appeal a citation:
- File an online administrative review form within 21 days of receiving a citation. You are under no obligation to pay the citation during this time. However, if you have already paid and the review results in your favor, you will be refunded any paid amount.
- If the Administrative Review rules against your favor, you still have 21 days to file for an Administrative Hearing. At this stage, the ticket must be paid before the due date for you to be able to appeal the ticket.
- If you are still dissatisfied with the results of the hearing, you have 30 days to submit a Civil Appeal at the Los Angeles Superior Court. You may have to wait for the Administrative Hearing results before proceeding as you can only file for the civil appeal after you have been ruled liable. A filing fee of $25 will apply.
What Happens to Unpaid Tickets?
The consequences of not paying a parking ticket vary by city and state. Fortunately, jail time is very unlikely when it comes to ignored citations. However, there are a lot of potential issues that can arise out of an unpaid ticket. Here are some of them:
- Penalty fees may add up over time and result in a ballooning amount. An example is a civil assessment in California that can add up to $300. Some states like New York charge interest for every year the ticket goes unpaid.
- Your car could get towed or booted. This is especially true for those with multiple unpaid tickets.
- In some states like New York, cars with unpaid tickets can be possessed and put up for auction.
- Your unpaid parking tickets can be collected by collection agencies that are notorious for their aggressive methods.
- The Parking Violations Bureau could report your unpaid tickets to the credit bureau and adversely affect your credit score.
Contest Parking Tickets In UCLA In Less Than 120 Seconds
In most cases, appealing a citation may have less than a desirable process. The deadlines may be ambiguous and the endless forms can be overwhelming. DoNotPay is here to help. We are the world’s first robot lawyer and we make appealing tickets fast and easy. DoNotPay was able to successfully challenge 64% of tickets issued in New York and London. All you have to do is:
- Go to DoNotPay and answer a few questions.
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