Appeal a Citation


Individuals may be cited for traffic and parking violations committed while on campus including parking without a valid permit, parking in an unauthorized area, blocking a roadway, etc.

Students with unpaid fines will have a hold placed on their records, which prevents registering for classes and obtaining college transcripts or financial aid


Appeal Form

Beginning June 1, 2012, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for parking, citations, and the appeal process at Shoreline Community College will be enforced without exception.

Under WAC 132G-116-285, all appeals must be made within five (5) working days of date of citation. After five (5) working days from the date of the citation, violator waives all right to appeal.  For example, a citation received on a Tuesday may be appealed up until 4 p.m. the following Tuesday by submitting the appeal to the Safety & Security Office.

The appeal process is not meant for repeated mistakes or excuses for violations. Parking without a permit, parking in life safety or signed areas, visitor lot parking or providing false information or testimony will stand as a violation.

Prior appeals for the same/similar violation are considered and per the WAC, the supervisor is authorized to let stand, suspend or impose a lessor fine.  Unpaid citations are sent to an outside collections agency.


The appeal process

  1. File an appeal within five (5) business days by providing:
    • A completed citation appeal form (Be concise; brief, but descriptive.)
    • A photocopy of the citation you received
    • A photocopy of your photo ID (driver's license or student ID)
      Submit these three items in person, by mail or fax:

      Shoreline Community College
      Safety & Security
      Room 5102
      16101 Greenwood Ave. N.
      Shoreline, WA 98133
      Fax: 206-546-6909

  2. Check on the results.  Allow five (5) working days after submitting the appeal to check on the results. The Director Safety and Security has the final authority in fines of $100 or less. It is the appellant's responsibility to contact the Security Office in the 5000 building, Room 5102 (206-546-4633) for the results of the appeal. We do not contact you.

  3. If you disagree with the results of an appeal, request an appointment with the Security Sergeant.

  4. If you wish to further contest the decision, request an appointment with the Security Director.

  5. For contested fines greater than $50, the appellant may appeal the Director of Security's decision to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs within ten (10) working days of the citation date. The appellant must make an appointment to see the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs by calling 206-546-4651. The decision of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs in any appeal is final.