Invalid Reasons for Citation Appeals
Before proceeding to the log in for the appeals process, please review the following list of invalid reasons for requesting an appeal. The following claims listed below are generally unsuccessful in the appeals process:
I was late for business, or a personal appointment.
Being late does not allow the driver the privilege of parking illegally.
There was no place else to park. The lot was full.
It is the driver’s responsibility to locate legal parking.
I was only parked for a few minutes.
A short stay does not mitigate the violation, and it does not allow the driver the privilege of parking illegally.
Nobody else around me got a ticket!
Vehicles that are seen in violation of parking rules are cited. The fact that a given vehicle may not be cited is not permission for another to violate policy.
This violation has not been enforced in the past.
Prior lack of enforcement in no way constitutes a valid excuse for illegal parking.
I’ve done it for years. Everybody does it.
This is not an acceptable excuse for illegal parking.
I did not see the citation on my vehicle.
This is not a valid excuse for a violation dismissal. Citations are considered legally delivered when placed on the vehicle windshield.
I was told by "someone" that I could ...
It is the vehicle operator's responsibility to read and adhere to the rules and regulations. Click here for a detailed list of the BGSU parking rules and regulations. Or, contact Parking services at Parking@bgsu.edu or 419-372-2776.