Parking Citations Appeals Process

Should a driver and/or owner have any reason to object to the issuing of a Citation Notice or the assessment of the associated fine, an objection in writing may be submitted to the Chair, York University Parking Appeals Committee, within 5 business days from the issue of the said citation.  All objections filed within this time frame are subject to the discount rate.

You can fill the Objection Against a Parking and Traffic Citation Form online, or print and send it to:

York University Parking Services,
Room 222, William Small Centre,
155 Campus Walk, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
(Keele and Glendon Campus)

How to Write an Effective Appeal

If you have received a citation, and you would like to appeal it, you have 5 business days in which to submit a "Notice of Objection". This can be completed either by letter, online, or by using a form available at either Parking Services, the Honour Court Information Centre located on York Blvd., or the Glendon Parking Office at the Greenhouse.

  • Keep the information on the appeal as short as possible while still providing pertinent information.
  • Indicate that the problem, for which you were cited, has been corrected, or, if you are appealing your first citation that you have made yourself familiar with University parking regulations.
  • Address the issue for which the citation was issued. Tangential matters cannot be considered.
  • Avoid the temptation to editorialize. We are aware that convenient parking and loading zones are, at peak times, limited.
  • Avoid confusing parking issues with issues of security.

Appeals are almost never granted for any of the following listed reasons:

  • “Everybody parks there, and I am the only one who got a ticket.”
  • “I was only there for five or ten minutes.”
  • “I’ve parked there for the last five weeks (months, years etc.) and I‘ve never been cited before.”
  • “I didn’t know.”
  • “I thought it was a space.”
  • “I did not see the sign.”
  • “I can’t afford the fine.”
  • “I had to use the washroom facilities (or had a sick friend that had to use the washroom facilities).”
  • “How was I to know it was going to snow last night?