When a notice of violation of the Parking and Traffic Regulations is issued, the recipient shall either pay the penalty directly or request and opportunity to be heard before the College Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer.
- Payment: All monetary penalties shall be paid to the cashier in the college business office. Payment may be made by mail or in person. Mailing instructions and penalties are listed on the notice. No violation will be considered cleared until the correct amount has been paid. If a violator loses the copy of the notice, information concerning the notice must be obtained from the Public Safety Office.
- Unpaid Notices: A citation unpaid after fifteen (15) business days following the day the notice was issued shall be considered delinquent and doubled, unless a request for a hearing has been made to the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer within this period.
The Maricopa District utilizes a registration hold system to enforce academic and fiscal responsibilities. A hold prevents a student with unpaid notices from registering for classes and from receiving copies of transcripts and records. This hold is released only upon payment of delinquent notice(s) at the college business office. Delinquent citations held by a college employee may affect salary and continued employment (ARS §15-1449 C). If a person fails to respond to a notice of violation of a parking and traffic regulation, a report may be sent to the appropriate dean or director for action.
A person who receives a College parking or traffic violation notice may appeal the notice in the following manner:
- Request for Hearing: An individual may request a hearing by filing a form obtained from the Public Safety Office within ten (10) business days after the issuance of a citation. The form may be left at the Public Safety Office or sent through the mail.
- Citation Appeal Form (pdf download)
- Failure to Appeal: Failure to submit an appeal request before the end of the above business day appeal period shall not be eligible for a hearing and relinquishes the right to further appeal.
- Establishment of Hearing: Upon receipt of a request, the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer will schedule a hearing and notify the appellant of the date and time to appear (written appeals are accepted). Failure to appear or submit a written appeal by this scheduled hearing shall result in confirmation of violation, forfeiture of penalties paid and waiver of further right to appeal. The Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer may confirm, reverse or modify the citation and penalty.
College Appeals Board
A person who receives an unfavorable decision from the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer may appeal that decision to the appeals board which is composed of representatives of faculty, staff and students. An appeal is subject to the following conditions being met:
- An official appeal form may be filed with the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer. Forms are available in the Public Safety Office.
- A decision is subject to consideration by the appeals board only after a sum equal to the amount of the penalty has been paid and the receipt is attached to the appeal.
- Such appeals must be filed within (10) business days after the date of the parking appeals officer's decision.
The Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer will schedule a hearing with notice to the appellant to appear and be heard if he/she so chooses. At the hearing, the board may either approve or reverse the decision of the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer or modify the sanction. A refund of the payment in accordance with the decision will be processed for the appellant by the college business office.
Any person who has received an unfavorable administrative ruling from the appeals board has the right to have the ruling reviewed by the Maricopa county Superior Court in accordance with the provision of Title 12, Chapter 7, Article 6, Arizona Revised Statues. This judicial review process is at the expense of the plaintiff.
The Maricopa County Community College District and the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges reserve to amend these regulations at any time to promote and ensure fair and safe usage of that property and facilities under the control and jurisdiction of the college.
Notice of change(s) will be published in the local campus media and will be effective immediately.