Court of Traffic Appeals

Time ExpiredWelcome to the SGA Court of Traffic Appeals Online. The purpose of our web site is to enhance the services we provide to students of MTSU. We have provided a number of resources here to help you resolve problems, file appeals, obtain COTA decisions, submit comments, and suggest ways to improve our service to the university community. This page is designed to help make the citation appeals process at MTSU as convenient as possible.

Appeal a Parking Ticket

On this site, you may file a student parking ticket appeal or read the court's decision regarding your appeal. The burden of proof rests with the student filing the appeal. Parking tickets can only be voided for one of three reasons:

  1. No campus permit, meaning the student has a permit and was parked correctly but the permit wasn’t displayed;
  2. Erroneous ticket, meaning that the ticket writer made a error when issuing the ticket; and/or
  3. Viable emergency such as a broken down vehicle or medical emergency (with adequate proof of such).

Notification of the appeal decisions will occur online (decisions will not be given out over the telephone). It is the responsibility of the student filing the appeal to go online and find out the result of an appeal. The decisions are available approximately one week after the appeal is filed.

For more parking information, visit the Parking Services web site. There you can view information on parking notices, regulations, shuttle information, and campus maps.

Traffic Court Dates

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • Friday, December 10, 2021

COTA Mission

The Court Of Traffic Appeals strives to provide every student at Middle Tennessee State University a forum to present for appeal, citations which they believe were issued erroneously or in a medical emergency. The SGA strives to maintain an efficient, equitable and friendly COTA.

COTA Profile

The faculty advisor for the Court of Traffic Appeals is Tamika Mitchell, Coordinator for the Office of Student Conduct. COTA is regulated under the Judicial Branch of the Student Government Association, a division of Student Affairs. The SGA Attorney General serves as the administrator for the Court. COTA is comprised of justices which are appointed by the SGA Attorney General. We currently operate Court five to six times per semester and hear thousands of appeals throughout that time.

Contact Information

SGA Attorney General
COTA Telephone (615) 898-5634
Student Union Building, room 306
MTSU Box 1, Murfreesboro, TN 37132