Student Parking Tickets
Students receiving a parking violation will pay the fine at the cashier’s window on the 2nd floor of Branch Student Center, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The ticket must be presented in order to pay the fine.
Students receiving a parking violation have the right of appeal for 7 calendar days from the date of ticket issuance.
- Appeals are made in the ABAC Police Department office and the student must present the ticket at that time in order to appeal the ticket. If an appeal has not been completed within this time the ticket stands.
- If a student receives a ticket and has extenuating circumstances or there is a bona fide mistake with the ticket, the student can take the matter up with the Director of the ABAC Police Department or his designee. The Director or his designee will either void the ticket or instruct the student to appeal the ticket.
- At this point the student has two options: 1) decide if he or she wants to appear before the Traffic Court or 2) If he or she wants to write a written appeal. If the student wants to appear before the Court they will be given an instruction sheet which explains the time and place of the proceeding. They will be notified by the court at the end of the session if their appeal has been granted or denied. If the student elects to write their appeal a form will be supplied and when completed will be turned over to the Traffic Court by the ABAC Police.
- Students can determine the status of written appeals by phoning (229) 391-5060 or visiting the ABAC Police office in Weltner Hall.
- The ruling of the Traffic Court is final and binding. If grounds exist for an appeal, the student will have seven days from the date of the Traffic Court hearing to appeal to the Judicial Council in writing. The appeal is not designed to simply rehear the same evidence and arguments. The student must show that the treatment of the case by the Traffic Court was either unfair, inequitable, and/or arbitrary and capricious. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Life during the seven day period. If the Judicial Council finds merit in the appeal, they can agree to hear the case. if the Judicial Council agrees to hear the appeal their decision is final. the decision of the Traffic Court stands if the student fails to submit the written appeal within the allotted time or if the Judicial Council refuses to hear the appeal. There is NO appeal beyond the Judicial Council.
If a ticket is to be appealed by a student, it will be done within 7 calendar days after the date of the ticket. If an appeal is not made within that time, the student forfeits his or her right to the Traffic Appeals Court.
If a student receives multiple parking violations, the ABAC Police Department reserves the right to restrict a student’s campus parking privileges. After being informed of parking restrictions, a student may not park his or her vehicle on campus or in a parking area specified. the vehicle may be immobilized on sight or towed away at the owner’s expense.
Any student receiving 4 (four) or more parking tickets is subject to being either booted or towed. If the student is towed it will be at the student’s expense.
there will be NO PAYMENT PLAN for students that have amassed multiple parking tickets. If your vehicle is booted
If your vehicle is immobilized on site and it is determined that the boot has been tampered with in an attempt to remove or alter the boot, your vehicle will be towed. If the boot is damaged you will be charged criminally.
Students that fail to settle debts with the college relative to parking violations will have their student accounts blocked which will result in their inability to register for classes and have transcripts sent to other colleges and universities until the debt is paid.