6.1.2 Appeals must be submitted in writing on a Parking & Transportation Appeals Form. Only appeals submitted on a valid form will be reviewed. The Parking & Transportation Services website provides an electronic version of the Appeal Form (one for download and one paperless option) at http://parking.duke.edu.
6.1.3 A written appeal may be supplemented by an oral appeal. It is the appellant’s responsibility to schedule an appointment for an oral appeal when the written appeal is submitted. If you submit electronically, by fax or mail, you must call the PTS office during business hours and speak with someone to schedule the appeal. Leaving a message is not an acceptable method of scheduling the appointment.
6.2 Appeal Rulings
6.2.1 Appeals will be reviewed by an Appeals Committee at a hearing where a decision will be determined based on the information available.
6.2.2 The decision reached by the Appeals Committee is final.
6.2.3 Appellants will be notified by mail or email (as specified by the appellant) of the Committee’s decision.
6.2.4 If a citation is upheld, collection procedures will be initiated immediately.
6.3 The Appeals Committee
6.3.1 The Appeals Committee is comprised of employees and students from the Duke Community.
6.3.2 A Committee Chair will preside over each meeting. The Chair does not vote except to break a tie.
6.3.3 The Adjudications Officer will be present at each meeting to respond to any technical or policy questions. The Adjudication Officer is not a voting member.
6.4 General Guidelines for Appeals Decisions
6.4.1 Appeal decisions are based on the following considerations, however exceptions may be applied. A decision in an appeals case does not constitute precedence in future similar cases.
a. Information provided by the appellant.
b. Information provided by Parking and Transportation Services including previous violation records.
c. Parking and Transportation Services Policies, Rules, and Regulations.
d. Information contained in the parking violation notice.
e. The issuing officer's statement.
6.5 Outside Participation
6.5.1 Only the appellant may be present and participate in an oral appeal hearing.