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Parking Services

Appealing Process

Parking citations are issed for violation of established CWU parking regulations. An appeal must be based on the premise that the citation was not consistent with CWU parking regulations, or that special extenuating circumstances exist that should excuse the appellant from compliance with these regulations.

For extenuating circumstances it is your responsibility to provide the Parking office with documented proof, such as car or medical problems, when submitting your appeal.

Some invalid reasons for appeals:

  • Parking only for a few minutes
  • Inclement weather
  • Late for class or meeting
  • Parking lot being full
  • Another person advised me to park there
  • Ignorance of CWU rules and regulations

EMAILS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS AN APPEAL FOR A CITATION, ONLY OFFICIAL CWU PARKING APPEAL FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you are having problems completing the online appeal form, please contact our office 509-963-2667.

An official appeal form must be submitted to Parking Services within 15 calendar days from the date the citation was issued.

The parking appeals are reviewed by the CWU parking violation appeals board at their weekly meeting, which you may attend if you desire. If you do not agree with the decision of the CWU appeals board, you have the option to re-appeal your violation to the Kittitas County Lower District Court. Re-appeal forms must be completed within 10 days of the date on the letter for the CWU appeal result notification. Kittitas County Lower District Court appeal forms can be completed at the University Police & Parking Services building.

Spring 2013 Appeal Board Schedule

Appeal forms may be obtained from CWU Parking Services located at the University Police and Parking Services building, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5 pm, or printed from this website. You may also submit you appeal online by clicking on the icon below.

Online Parking Infraction Appeal
Parking Infraction Appeal Form


Forms may be submitted by mail, fax, or in person to:

Parking Services
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7527
Fax: (509)-963-2750