Appeal Violation

Please note: The decision of the Traffic Judiciary is the FINAL step within the University Judiciary System. For complete information on the appeals process, see the GVSU Traffic and Parking Ordinance Chapter 3: Parking Fines, Appeals and Penalties.

If you appeal a violation, the payment requirements are suspended until the appeal decision is made.


Appeals will only be accepted within seven days of parking violation issuance. Faculty, staff, and students of GVSU are required to use the online appeal process or the in-person appeal process. Guests and visitors of GVSU may submit a written appeal (available at either Parking Services location), online, or in-person. In-person appeals must take place at the campus where the violation was received.  

The appeals process is designed to provide a format to present a valid explanation regarding why the parking citation you received would not be considered lawful under the Traffic and Parking Ordinance set forth by GVSU. It is not a process to present a reason or an excuse.

Click Here to Appeal a Parking Violation Online using the Citizen Connect Portal 

We are suspending in-person appeals at this time.  All appeals must be done online. 

Click Here to Appeal a Parking Violation Online using the Citizen Connect Portal 

Guests can visit the Parking Services office located in the Service Building in Allendale or the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus. You will be asked to fill out an appeal form giving your explanation in detail and turn it in with your parking violation. An appeal decision will be mailed to the address on the appeal form or emailed if an email address is provided within 7 to 10 days.