How to Handle a Citation


The information below will guide you through the available options to handle your citation. When you receive a citation, you have four (4) options. Keep in mind that you have fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the citation was issued to pursue one of the options listed below. If you ignore a citation, late fees and other penalties may apply.

 

Please note that if you elect to appeal a violation, you are no longer eligible to enroll in the Diversion Program as an option. Therefore, if your appeal is not successful you cannot then decide to participate in the Diversion Program.

Ways to pay for citation

  1. Submit payment for the citation online. Payment can be made online using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Please follow this link to remit payment online. Students may transfer citation fees to their Bursar’s account and benefits eligible employees may use payroll deduction by opting for “External Payment Option." Paying of a citation forfeits the right to appeal or participate in the diversion program.
  2. Make a payment at the Parking & Transportation Office. If a citation's due date for payment arrives on a day when the PTS office is closed, a late fee will not be imposed if payment is received on the next business day. Office location & hours:
  3. Appeal the citation online. Some restrictions apply to this option and it is not available for all violations. If you appeal a citation, you will not be able to participate in the Diversion Program if your violation is upheld. You can only appeal a citation within 14 calendar days of the date it is issued. After that date passes, a citation may not be appealed and the original fine will apply. While under the appeal process, late fees will not be added. Please follow this link to appeal a citation online.
  4. Request to enroll in Diversion Program. Some parking violations are eligible for Diversion. This program allows you to have the fine for your violation waived or significantly reduced. If you elect to participate in Diversion, you waive your right to appeal the violation. Please follow this link to learn more about the Parking Diversion Program.

Please Note: Citations may take up 24-hours to appear in our system. Appeals online services are closed from 10:30 PM to 1:30 AM.

The citation fine schedule and Diversion eligibility information is outlined below.

Motor Vehicle Citation Fine Schedule

Violation Fine Diversion Eligibility

2nd Moving/Safety

$120.00

50% fine reduction

3rd Moving/Safety

$170.00

50% fine reduction

Boot Fee - 1QA

$80.00

Not eligible

Boot Tampering

$420.00

Not eligible

Carpool

$50.00

Fine waived

Cherry Ave Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Cherry Ave Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

Highland Ave Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Highland Ave Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

Main Gate Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Main Gate Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

Meter Violation

$50.00

Fine waived

Moving/Safety 1XA

$95.00

Fine waived

Moving/Safety-1IG

$60.00

Fine waived

Non Return of RFID

$50.00

Not eligible

Other - 1OA

$50.00

Fine waived

Overtime

$50.00

Fine waived

Park Ave Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Park Ave Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

Park/Improper Area

$60.00

Fine waived

Parking Over Line

$60.00

Fine waived

Parking Permit Vio

$50.00

Fine waived

Prohibited Actions/Areas

$25.00

Fine waived

Prohibited Parking

$85.00

Fine waived

Prohibited Use/Permit

$400.00

Not eligible

Relocation Tow - 1UA

$80.00

Not eligible

Second St Non Pay W Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Second St Non Pay WO Ticket

$12.00

Not eligible

Service Space

$60.00

Fine waived

Sixth St Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Sixth St Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

Tailgating/Disregard CTL

$400.00

50% fine reduction

Tyndall Non Pay WO Ticket

$10.00

Not eligible

Tyndall Non Pay With Ticket

$8.00

Not eligible

W/C Space/Access - 1DA

$500.00

Not eligible

Please note that an escalation fee of $20.00 occurs 14 calendar days after the citation is issued if you fail to respond to it. Citation fines are subject to change without notice.

Non-Motorized Citation Fine Schedule

Code Violation Fine Diversion Eligibility

2A

Parking in Building

$20.00

Fine waived

2B

Blocking Ramp

$25.00

Fine waived

2C

Subsequent Offenses

$50.00

Fine waived

2D

Riding on Walkway

$25.00

Fine waived

2E

No Lighting

$40.00

Fine waived

2F

Impoundment/Bicycle/Skateboard

$25.00

Not eligible

2H

Blocking Wheelchair Access Ways

$25.00

Fine waived

2I

Subsequent Offenses - 2I

$50.00

Fine waived

2K

Blocking Exits

$25.00

Fine waived

2M

Riding Wrong Way

$40.00

Fine waived

2O

Other Violations

$20.00

Fine waived

2Q

Improper Locking

$20.00

Fine waived

2R

Loss Bike Key/U Lock

$50.00

Not eligible

2S

Bike Replacement Fee

$350.00

Not eligible

2T

Walking in Bike Lane

$25.00

Fine waived

2U

Bike Return Late Fee

$10.00

Not eligible

2X

Failure to Stop

$65.00

Fine waived


City of Tucson Parking Violations. If you receive a parking citation from the City of Tucson, please click on the following link for information about how to handle the violation:
Opens in new window external link http://www.tucsonaz.gov/courts/parking-citations