Parking citation appeal form
Request for a Parking Citation Administrative Review (PDF, 350 KB)
Department of Public Safety
Address: 711 Serra St. Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-9633
Fax: (650) 725-8485
If you wish to appeal a parking citation you must request an administrative review
If you do not make your request within this period of time, the law specifies that you lose your right to appeal the citation.
Please note: The appeal procedure can only be pursued by the person who received the parking citation.
You may appeal your parking citation in one of three ways:
To ensure that your appeal is received in a timely fashion, it is recommended that you send it certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested.
You can pay your citation online at Citation Processing Center. This interactive website will guide you through the necessary steps to make electronic payments.
From the City of Palo Alto website:
If you believe a citation has been given in error, you may contest the ticket in two different ways:
Your appeal will be reviewed and the results will be mailed to you in about three to four weeks. If you do not agree with the findings, you may appeal to the Parking Examiner within 21 days from the review/mailing date. The instructions of how to appeal to the examiner will be included in your initial review letter.
You can pay your citation online through the City of Palo Alto website.
Parking and Transportation Services is a department of Land, Buildings & Real Estate
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