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To Contest a Parking Citation

Initial Review Request - 1st Level

If you disagree with a parking citation you received and would like to contest it, you have 21 days from the date the citation was issued, or 14 days from the mailing of the Delinquent Parking Notice to submit an Initial Review Request.

For your convenience you may download the Request for Initial Review Form. Please complete the form, attach all relevant information and a copy of the parking citation to the Request for Initial Review Form and mail it to the address below. Initial Review Requests received beyond the date prescribed by the California Motor Vehicle Code 40215 will not be accepted. A written statement as to why you believe the parking citation was issued in error must be submitted to the GWC Parking Enforcement . You should also include any supportive documentation (i.e. receipts, pictures, diagrams) to support your statement. Documentation submitted for review will not be returned.  Download form Initial Review in PDF Format

The Golden West College Parking Enforcement will review your Initial Review Request and will make a determination as to its outcome by rendering one of the following decisions:

  1. The citation was determined to be invalid and will be dismissed. You will receive written correspondence from Golden West College Parking Enforcement confirming the dismissal of your parking citation.
  2. The citation was determined to be valid and payment must be submitted in full. You will receive written correspondence from Golden West College Parking Enforcement notifying you of the decision and advising you that the citation must be paid.

Initial Review Requests that were rendered a decision will not be conducted a second time for the same citation.

Mail your Initial Review and supporting documentation to:
GWC Parking Enforcement
c/o Parking Citation Service Center
PO Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711