Citations & Enforcement
Bike and Pedestrian Enforcement
As of April 2, 2007, the UCI Police Department's Bike and Safety Officers (BSO's) are responsible for issuing civil citations to individuals who violate University policies. In addition to issuing citations, this division is available to assist in emergency situations, register bikes, and answer questions.
Please make yourself knowledgeable in the University's policies and California Vehicle Codes to avoid unnecessary fines. The can be found here: Policies and Procedures.
Violations for which citations may be issued include, but are not limited to, the following:
What to Do if You Get a Citation
The procedure for citation payment or review is as follows. To avoid late penalties, please do one of the following:
1. Pay the Fine Amount
Payment of citation is due within 21 days of citation issuance.
Late fees are assessed on the 22nd day from issuance. Non compliance will also result in the total penalty being placed on your student records or deducted from your paycheck depending on your current affiliation with the University.
To pay by mail, enclose the citation with your personal check, money order, or cashiers check for the amount of penalty indicated on the front of the citation, and mail to:
200 PUBLIC SERVICES BLDG.
IRVINE, CA 92697-4525
DO NOT SEND CURRENCY. Make checks payable to "UC REGENTS." Citation may also be paid in person with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover at the UCI Transportation and Distribution Services Office located in the Public Services Building.
2. Complete an Online Safety Training Course
You may have your first citation waived by completing an online safety training course. Safety training courses are only offered to first time violators and must be completed within 21 days of citation issuance. Failure to complete the course within 21 days will result in forfeiture to enroll in the online course.
After completing the course you will need to fill out an appeal form and indicate that you have taken the safety training course.
3. Contest the Citation
Citations may be appealed by submitting a written declaration that outlines your reasons for contesting. Requests can be submitted electronically by completing an appeal form online. A written declaration may also be mailed to the address located on the citation. Requests for review must be received within 21 days of issuance date. Failure to respond within 21 days will result in forfeiture to obtain an administrative review.
Correspondence received without name or address will not be reviewed.
Citations not paid within 21 days are subject to a late penalty, which is equal to the original citation amount (total fine not to exceed $50.00).
Example 1: Vehicle Operated in Prohibited Area
Example 2: Speeding on Bicycle Path