Appealing a Ticket
TRAFFIC APPEAL BOARD
The Traffic Appeal Board which is comprised of students, faculty and staff, reviews all appealed violations. They have power to sustain, reduce or dismiss the appealed summons. The Director of Student Activities chairs the Traffic Appeals Board which generally meets two times each semester. The exact dates schedule for the Traffic Appeal Board can be found in the calendar section of the Pathfinder. All appeals must be submitted on the official appeal form which are available at the Police Department, Student Activities and on the Middlesex County College Police Department’s website at www.middlesexcc.edu/police. Individuals may either request a hearing or provide the Traffic Appeals Board solely with the written appeal for review. One appeal form is required for each summons.
HOW TO APPEAL A COLLEGE SUMMONS
Tickets may be appealed within fourteen days of the date the ticket was issued. After fourteen days, the right to appeal is lost and the violator is then responsible for all fines associated with the ticket.
Towing costs may not be appealed*
All appeals must be completely filled out on the official appeal form accompanied be the summons.
Appeals will not be considered for the following reasons:
- Lost ticket / never received ticket
- Officer made an error in the description of the car
- Parked illegally for short time
- Ignorance of regulations
- Inconvenience of assigned parking area
- Unread or misunderstood signs
- Financial hardship
- Illegally parked in Disabled Parking
Payment of fines may be paid by mail or in person either at the Cashier’s office between 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. or at Police Headquarters between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday though Friday. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Middlesex County College. If paying at Police Headquarters check or cash is the only acceptable method. For credit or debit card payment please pay at the Cashier’s Office.