Employees

Requesting an Appeal

  1. Sign in to your personal Banner account through the Samford portal.
  2. Select the Banner link at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Employee tab on the Banner menu.
  4. Select the Appeal a Traffic Citation link.

You will see a 90-day history of your citations. All citations available for appeal will remain active for 10 days. After 10 days, the citation becomes non-appealable, but is still available for viewing.

Parking Appeal Committee Process

The Parking Appeal Committee reviews and resolves traffic appeals that are submitted by employees. The Parking Appeal Committee is composed of three (3) faculty members, three (3) staff employees and one student.

To appeal a citation, an online appeal must be completed in the employee’s Banner account on the Transportation Services menu within 10 calendar days of the citation posting in Banner.

Once the Parking Appeal Committee reviews the appeal, the employee making the appeal will be notified of the decision by Samford email. The employee’s Banner account will be adjusted based upon the decision.

If the employee is dissatisfied with the Parking Appeal Committee decision, an in-person appeal may be requested within 10 calendar days of the initial appellate decision. Please email parking@samford.edu to schedule an in-person appeal appointment with the Parking Appeal Committee.

In-person appeals before the Parking Appeal Committee will be granted only if the appellant has appropriate basis for reversal of the initial appellate decision.

The decision of the Parking Appeal Committee appeals process is final.

Parking Appeal Committee Guidelines

The Parking Appeal Committee does not recognize the following as reasonable excuses for violating the parking policies of the University:

  • Lack of knowledge of parking policies
  • Late to class, appointments or other events
  • Parking illegally for a short amount of time
  • Parking illegally because other vehicles were doing the same
  • Parking illegally because no legal parking was available
  • Forgetting to apply or otherwise obtain the appropriate parking decal

Some Things to Remember

  • Citations may take up to two (2) business days to post to your Banner account.
  • If you receive a citation that does not post to your Banner account, please contact parking@samford.edu, so that your Banner page can be corrected. You must notify the Department of Transportation Services as early as possible to maintain your appeal eligibility.
  • You will be notified by Samford email of the Parking Appeal Committee’s decision.

Students

Requesting an Appeal

  1. Sign in to the Samford portal.
  2. Select the Banner link at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Student & Financial Aid menu.
  4. Select the Transportation Services link from the menu.
  5. Select the Appeal a Traffic Citation link.

You will see a 90-day history of your citations. All citations available for appeal will remain active for 10 days. After 10 days, the citation becomes non-appealable, but is still available for viewing.

Appeals Process

The Student Government Association, Student Judiciary Council reviews and resolves parking appeals submitted by students.

To appeal a citation, using the student portal, students must complete an online appeal request within 10 calendar days of the citation being posted to their Banner account.

  1. Student appeals citation in his/her Banner account.
  2. Appeal is sent to Student Judiciary Council.
  3. Student Judiciary Council reviews appeal, determines whether or not to grant, reduce or deny the appeal.
  4. The student will be notified via Samford e-mail of the Student Judiciary Council’s decision.
  5. The student’s account will automatically be adjusted according to the decision provided.

The decision of the Student Judiciary Council appeals process is final. The student is fully responsible for payment of the citation regardless of the appeal decision, or the student’s decision not to appeal his/her citation.

Student Judiciary Council Appeal Guidelines

The Student Judiciary Council does not recognize the following as reasonable excuses for violating the parking policies of the University:

  • Lack of knowledge of parking policies on campus
  • Late to class, appointments, practice, or other events on campus
  • Parking illegally for a short amount of time
  • Parking illegally because other vehicles were doing the same
  • There was not enough parking available
  • Financial hardship