Appeal a Citation

How to appeal a CNM parking citation.

Contact Parking Services

Contact Us

(505) 224-4637

Parking Services is located in the Public Safety (PS) building on Main Campus (map).

When Can I File An Appeal

Parking Services must receive appeals within sixteen (16) calendar days of the issuance of the citation. Only appeals submitted using the Parking Services appeal form will be accepted. Appeals not received in this manner will result in forfeiture of the right to appeal and all fines will be imposed.

How to File an Appeal

  1. Paper appeal forms can be printed or picked up at the Main Campus Parking Services office.

  2. Citation appeals can also be completed online through myCNM in the Parking Services section by clicking the 'Parking Citations' link.


Parking Services processes appeals but does not make the decisions on appeals. The Appeals Committee is made up of one faculty member, one staff, and one student. This Appeals Committee will make the decision as to whether to dismiss your appeal or uphold your appeal.

Depending on the Appeals Committee’s decision, a citation is either dismissed, (the fee is waived and is not owed), or the citation is upheld, (the fee is owed). If a citation is paid in order to release a hold and the appeal is then found to be dismissed, a refund is issued. If the citation is upheld, the fee would remain paid.

A citation that has been appealed is not removed from your account until the Parking Appeals Committee has made their decision.

Additional Appeal Reviews

If you would like to dispute the appeal decision made by the Appeals Committee, you may request an additional appeal review by the Parking Services Manager.

Any such request must be written in a letter format addressed to the Parking Services Manager within thirty (30) working days after notification of the original appeal decision. The letter must then be hand delivered to the Parking Services office at Main Campus or emailed to .

Contents of the Appeal Request must include the following:

  1. The name of the individual/organization requesting the appeal.
  2. The subject/matter being appealed and the date the appeal hearing took place;
  3. The grounds for the requested appeal. The appeal must be based on one or more of the following grounds:
    • Procedural or prejudicial error was committed. The specific errors alleged must be stated;
    • The facts upon which the decision was based included inaccurate information. The inaccurate information appealed from must be stated;
    • Information not offered during the appeals committee hearing is now available. The reason why the information was not offered during the original appeal committee hearing must be stated;
    • The sanction imposed is excessive or inappropriate. The reason for believing this must be stated.

Decision on Appeal:

  1. Upon review of the appeal, the Parking Services Manager, or designee, may take any of the following actions:

- Reduce the fee.
- Deny the appeal request.
- Grant the appeal request.

  1. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, an appeal shall be limited to review the most recent official hearing and supporting documents.
  2. All decisions made by the Parking Services Manager, or designee will be considered the final decision.

Requests to change the Appeal Committee’s appeal decision will be based on merit and/or new information and will be reviewed by the Parking Services Manager where a final decision will be made.