To Contest a Parking Citation
Administrative Hearing - 2nd Level
If you are dissatisfied with the initial review results, you may further contest the citation by requesting an Administrative Hearing. You may not request an Administrative Hearing until you have completed the Initial Review process and received the results.Unlike the initial review request, State Law requires that you pay in advance all fines that are owed on the citation before you can request an Administrative Hearing. Administrative Hearings must be requested within 21 days of the date the decision was reached on your Initial Review Request. If you fail to request the Administrative Hearing within the prescribed time you will lose the opportunity to further contest the parking citation.
To request an Administrative Hearing, please complete the Administrative Hearing request form and mail it to GWC Parking Enforcement address below with your full payment. Administrative Review requests that do not include the bail amount will not be heard. Please be sure to check the applicable box indicating that you are requesting a hearing. You will receive written notification regarding the date and time scheduled for your hearing. Download form - Administrative Hearing request in PDF Format
If the Hearing Officer makes a decision in your favor, GWC Parking Enforcement will refund your payment, if you have no other outstanding parking citations. If you have outstanding parking citations the refund will be applied to the unpaid balance.
Mail the Administrative Hearing request to:
GWC Parking Enforcement
c/o Parking Citation Service Center
PO Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711
Additional Administrative Hearing Information:
GWC Parking Enforcement will provide the Hearing Officer with all relevant information associated with your case. Information provided may contain the following items:
- Copy of the citation you were issued.
- All correspondence that GWC Parking Enforcement has on file that you submitted.
- Investigation results that were conducted associated with your citation.
- Correspondence and notices that were sent to you by GWC Parking Enforcement.
The Hearing Officer will review all information, and listen to your explanation as to why you feel the parking citation should be dismissed. The Hearing Officer will end the hearing once he/she has enough information to render a decision. The Hearing Officer will render one of the following decisions:
- The parking citation is upheld, bail amount will close citation.
- The citation is dismissed, no additional fees are due and the bail amount will be refunded to you.
If you are unable to attend the Administrative Hearing on the scheduled date you may reschedule your hearing. To reschedule a hearing please call (714) 895-8924.
Administrative Hearings can only be rescheduled one time. If you are not in attendance on the date of your rescheduled hearing you will lose the opportunity to contest your parking citation.