Guidelines for Filing a Parking Citation Appeal
Please read the following information regarding filing an appeal of a parking citation.
Appeals are accepted within ten (10) days of the issuance of the citation.
The following examples are NOT valid reasons to appeal a parking citation:
- You are not familiar with State Statutes or Municipal Ordinances.
- The curb was not painted or marked – City of La Crosse has no statutory requirement to paint or mark curbs.
- You didn’t see and/or read posted signs.
- You failed to remove and/or cancel license plates prior to selling a vehicle.
- You only meant to park for a short period of time (e.g. parking in a loading zone/no parking zone).
- The citation was missing from your vehicle (e.g. citation was removed/blew off windshield/etc.).
- You failed to display a valid parking permit or Disabled Parking Identification (DISID) Card.
- There was a lack of legal and/or convenient parking spaces.
- You had time constraints (e.g. your engagement took longer than anticipated).
- You didn’t receive notices due to incorrect/out-of-date address listing with Department of Transportation.
- You’re experiencing a lack of funds, the inability to pay, or other financial obligations.
- You lost or misplaced the original citation.
If your reason for appeal does not fall under one of the above listed exemptions, you may file an appeal.
I agree that my appeal meets eligibility requirements and is within ten (10) days of the issuance date of the citation.
PLEASE NOTE: If your appeal is denied and you must resolve the parking citation within forty-five (45) days of the original date of issuance, or your information will be reported to the Department of Transportation and your vehicle registration will be suspended.