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Citation Appeals

Appeals Procedure

Note: The next citation appeals hearing will be held during the early part of the Fall 2024 semester. Any appeals filed after May 1, 2024 will be reviewed at the fall meeting. The exact date will be determined over the summer months. Please continue to check the Parking Services website for updates.

Any person who feels he/she has unjustly received a parking citation may file a parking citation appeal.

  • Appeals must be filed within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the citation.
  • For TCNJ Employees & Students: appeal forms will ONLY be accepted if they are submitted online through the CARS portal. The form must be completed in its entirety.  Should you wish to submit supporting documents/photos, please visit our Citation Appeals Form and select the first option “I have submitted an appeal via CARS.” If you wish for an in-person appeal, please confirm by emailing parking@tcnj.edu.
  • Note: If you encounter an issue submitting your appeal via CARS, you may use our Citation Appeals Form and select the second option “I have not submitted an appeal via CARS” and complete the form.
  • For Visitors & Contingent Workers: appeal forms must by submitted using our Citation Appeals Form.  The form must be completed in its entirety and supporting documents/photos may be attached. Please have your citation readily available to complete the form. It is the motorist’s responsibility to obtain a copy of the lost/misplaced citation.  Copies of the lost/misplaced citation may be requested from the Office of Student Accounts.
  • Appeals will be handled in accordance with TCNJ’s Citation Appeals Boards procedure.

How do I file an appeal?

TCNJ Employees & Students

Log into your account through the CARS portal https://parkit.tcnj.edu/pls/bosscars/bosscars.bosscars_login and click on the “Outstanding Citations” link. If the citation you wish to appeal is not on your CARS account or you do not have a CARS account, please contact the Parking Services manager at 609-771-3144 for further direction.

Should you wish to submit supporting documents/photos, please visit our Citation Appeals Form and select the first option “I have submitted an appeal via CARS.” If you wish for an in-person appeal, please confirm by emailing parking@tcnj.edu.

Visitors & Contingent Workers

Please complete the Citation Appeals Form and submit any supporting documentation/photos as needed. Please have your citation readily available to complete the form.

 


What happens once I file an appeal?

  • In-person appellants will receive an e-mail stating their scheduled hearing time.
  • Appellants will be notified of the board’s decision by e-mail. Please allow at least one week for the results to be e-mailed.
  • If your appeal is UPHELD (DENIED) and you have not yet paid, payment must be made in accordance with the College’s policy and procedure. For TCNJ employees and students, payments can be made in person at the Office of Student Accounts in Green Hall Room 119 via cash/check or online through your PAWS account using credit card or ACH. For visitors and contingent workers, payments can be made in person at the Office of Student Accounts in Green Hall Room 119 via cash/check/credit card or checks can be sent via mail to the following address:

    The College of New Jersey
    Office of Student Accounts
    Green Hall Room 119
    PO Box 7718
    Ewing, NJ 08628

 

  • If you have already paid your citation and it is subsequently DISMISSED (APPROVED), the fee will be removed from your PAWS account (if needed) and you will receive a refund from the Office of Student Accounts if there are no other outstanding charges.  Visitors who have already paid their citation will get a refund check in the mail approximately three to four weeks after the appeals meeting.
  • While a citation is under appeal, it is considered outstanding pending the decision of the Citation Appeals Board and should be paid in order to avoid registration and transcript holds being placed on your account.
  • ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE CITIATIONS APPEAL BOARD ARE MADE BY MAJORITY VOTE AND ARE FINAL.

Appeals Board Committee Meetings – Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

 

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