Step 3: Final Appeal Procedure

Filing the Appeal:

After the Administrative Review and Administrative Hearing, if you are still not satisfied with the results of your appeal, you may seek a new trial with the Los Angeles County Superior Court (LASC) by filing a civil appeal within thirty (30) days of the date of the mailing of the Parking Citation Administrative Hearing decision.

After receiving the Administrative Hearing Notice of Decision from the Hearing Examiner, the individual contesting the decision (Contestant) must file a Notice of Appeal - Parking and a copy of the Administrative Hearing Notice of Decision with the Los Angeles Superior Court. The hearing decision is submitted as evidence for the Court appeal.

The Notice of Appeal - Parking, LASC Approved Form CIV 005 05-04, is available at the Court. The Appeal must be filed in person within 30 days after personal delivery or within 35 days after mailing (CCP 1013) of the City of Malibu Hearing Examiner’s decision to the contestant. The contestant must pay a $25 filing fee for each parking ticket that is being appealed to the Court. The Court will notify the contestant of the date, time, and location of the hearing by mail or in person.

The contestant cannot file an appeal unless the Administrative Hearing process has been completed and a Notice of Decision on the Administrative Hearing is received by the contestant and filed with the Notice of Appeal - Parking.

The contestant shall serve a copy of the Notice of Appeal - Parking to the City of Malibu by delivering it in person or sending it via first class mail 20 days prior to the hearing date. The Proof of Service of Notice, LASC Approved Form CIV 053 03-04, is available at the Court. The contestant shall complete and file the Proof of Service with the County Clerk’s Office not later than ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.

Notice of Appeal - Parking & Notice of Decision must be filed in person at:

Stanley Mosk Courthouse

111 North Hill St., Room 102
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-974-5191 (General Information)

Los Angeles Superior Court website - Stanley Mosk Courthouse

Copy of Notice of Appeal - Parking & Proof of Service must be received at:

City of Malibu

Management and Administrative Services Department
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At the Hearing:

The judicial officer shall hear the case de novo (anew, or as for the first time) and the City of Malibu’s file shall be received into evidence and the notice of parking violation shall be admitted as evidence of the facts stated therein.

After the Hearing:

The contestant and the processing agency shall be provided with the judicial officer’s Notice of Decision - Parking Appeal either at the conclusion of the hearing or by mail. If the contestant prevails, the appeal filing fee together with any deposit of parking penalty will be refunded by the City of Malibu in accordance with the Court’s judgment. The Superior Court’s decision on the parking appeal is final and not appealable.