Parking Tickets & Appeals

Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement officers are the eyes and ears of Transportation Services. By monitoring areas across campus, they help to ensure the availability of parking and the safety of those entering and exiting campus lots by upholding University parking regulations. Each day our officers strive to meet each of the following goals:

  • Prevent traffic and safety hazards caused by improperly parked vehicles.
  • Maintain access to buildings, fire hydrants, and other campus facilities.
  • Assist in providing parking for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus.
  • Provide information on parking regulations and available parking options to those attempting to enter campus parking areas.

Tickets

If you receive a parking ticket on campus, payment should be made within 30 days of the date the ticket was issued. There are three ways to pay your fine:

Online: Pay a ticket online with a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) by accessing our Online Ticket Payment System.

Parking Office: Bring cash, check, or money order (payable to “The Pennsylvania State University”), a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover), or LionCash+ to the Parking Office.

Mail: Use a check or money order (do not send cash), mail your payment to:
Parking Office
1 Eisenhower Parking Deck
University Park, PA 16802-2116

The Parking Office is not responsible for payments or correspondence lost in the mail.

Tickets issued to vehicles registered with the Parking Office are the responsibility of the permit holder, regardless of who drives the vehicle. Tickets issued to vehicles not registered with the Parking Office are the responsibility of the vehicle's registered owner.

If payment is not received within thirty (30) calendar days from date of the violation the penalty will be payroll deducted for current permit holders.

Fines

Fines for violating parking regulations include the following:

Violation Regulatory Fine* Administrative Fine** ELIGIBLE FOR APPEAL?
Wrong Area $20   Yes
Encroachment/two or more spaces $18   Yes
Loading Zone $18   Yes
No Parking Area $25 $30 Yes
Reserved Space/Area $30 $40 Yes
Restricted Area $20   Yes
Expired Parking at Meter or Timed Space/Zone $20 $20 No
Curb/Roadway/Fire Lane $30   Yes
Improper Display $10   Yes
Fraudulent/Altered/Unauthorized Permit $100 for first offense,
$150 for second offense,
$200 for third offense,
revocation on first offense depends on circumstances
  No
Handicapped Space $100 $100 No
Snow Restriction $25   Yes
Revoked Privileges $100 plus extension of revocation period   No
Parked Bicycle Handicap Violation $75   No
Parked on sidewalk/grass/landscape $25   Yes

* Regulatory – Issued to vehicles with a valid parking permit.
** Administrative – Issued to vehicles without a valid parking permit.

Appeals

If you feel that you were ticketed in error—or that extenuating circumstances existed—you may file an appeal with the Parking Office. The Appeals Committee will consider your ticket history when making its decision. ALL APPEALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL. Appeals without merit will be rejected, and not all tickets are eligible for appeal (see above table).The appellant is notified of the committee's decision.

Appeals can be filed by visiting the Parking Ticket Appeal System within 20 calendar days of the ticket date. If the decision is in favor of the University, a payroll deduction will occur for faculty and staff.