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Parking and Transportation Citations


Online Citation Payment

We are now accepting online citation payments via MasterCard, Visa or Discover.

Non-Compliance and Citations

Any misuse or illegal alteration of parking permits or entry cards or repeated violations of any of these regulations may result in not only a citation, but also the revocation of parking privileges and/or possible criminal prosecution.

Any person receiving a university parking citation shall respond to the Parking and Transportation Services Division within 14 calendar days of the issue date to pay the fine or to initiate an appeal. Payment by mail is also acceptable. Non-payment of outstanding fines may result in the loss of parking privileges and/or the immobilization or towing of the vehicle.

Vehicles illegally parked in fire lanes, driveways, access roads or "no parking" areas may be towed when necessary to provide access for emergency vehicles, construction vehicles, or to provide normal traffic flow. Driving on sidewalks or service-drives is prohibited except by service or emergency vehicles.

Citations are written on the university campuses and include, but are not limited to the violations outlined in this Parking Violations Samples Document (PDF).

Late Fee

Citations not paid within 14 calendar days of the issue date will be subject to a late fee of $10.00. Appealing a citation will delay this fee until a decision has been made on the appeal.

Appeal Process

Penalty actions and citations may be appealed to the Parking Appeals Referee. Appeals must be received by the Parking Office within 14 calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Failure to meet this requirement will result in forfeiture of the appeal right. Appeals may be made in writing on forms provided by the Parking and Transportation Services Division or by the University Police and the citation must be attached to the appeal Form. The decision of the Appeal Referee is final, and will be mailed to the appellant normally within 10 days. If the appellant does not hear from the Referee within 20 days, he/she should contact the Parking and Transportation Services Division. If the payment of the fine the Referee sets as the result of an appeal is not received by the Parking and Transportation Services Division within 10 days of the date of notification, the original fine prevails.


Tow/Immobilization of a vehicle

A vehicle parked in violation of these regulations may be towed at any time deemed necessary by the Parking and Transportation Services Division. An accumulation of more than four (4) unpaid citations or citations amounting to an unpaid dollar amount of $80.00, constitutes grounds for impoundment of the vehicle and/or immobilization (booting). The vehicle will not be released until the unpaid amount has been paid. There will also be an additional boot fee of $45.00. The owner/driver of a towed vehicle will be responsible for paying the towing company's fee.

Disabled Vehicles

In the event of a mechanical failure of a vehicle, the owner or driver will be responsible for its removal as soon as available services will permit. Abandoned vehicles will be towed or impounded at the owner's expense. University facilities may not be used to store any vehicle. Exceptions to this policy may be made for those faculty and staff who are traveling on university business. Arrangements may be made by contacting the Parking and Transportation Services Division at 303-724-2555. Vehicle maintenance or repair is not permitted in campus parking facilities except for tire repairs, windshield replacement, and "jump starts".

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