Parking Tickets & Appeals
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.
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.
Transportation Services Office: Bring a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover), LionCash+, check, or money order (payable to “The Pennsylvania State University”),to the Transportation Services Office.
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-2116
Transportation Services is not responsible for payments or correspondence lost in the mail.
Tickets issued to vehicles registered with Transportation Services are the responsibility of the permit holder, regardless of who drives the vehicle. Tickets issued to vehicles not registered with Transportation Services 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 along with an additional $3 fee.
Fines for violating parking regulations include the following:
|Violation||Regulatory Fine*||Administrative Fine**||Admin Event Weekends Fine***||Eligible For Appeal?|
|No Parking Area||$25||$30||$100||Yes|
Expired Parking at Meter
or Timed Space/Zone
|Permit Not Linked to Plate||$10||Yes|
|$100 for first offense,
$150 for second offense,
$200 for third offense,
revocation on first offense depends on circumstances
|Revoked Privileges||$100 plus extension of revocation period||No|
|Parked Bicycle Handicap Violation||$75||No|
|Parked on sidewalk/grass/landscape||$25||Yes|
*Regulatory Fine – Issued to vehicles with a valid parking permit.
**Administrative – Issued to vehicles without a valid parking permit. Administrative violation tickets not paid within 30 days are sent to a collections agency, where additional fees will be assessed.
***Event Parking Weekend - An Event Parking Period or Event Parking Weekend goes into effect when either one major event or a series of events occurs over the same period of time and is expected to significantly impact on-campus parking over the respective time period in terms of availability, allocations, and a larger than normal number of visitors requiring parking, etc. Additionally, “Event Parking” may include all parking locations on campus or a more concentrated area of respective parking locations. Furthermore, it is determined these events will require additional personnel hours, resources, lot and deck management, as well as increased enforcement and managerial oversight. Transportation Services management will determine and communicate when and if an Event Parking Period or Event Parking Weekend will be implemented.
If you feel that you were ticketed in error—or that extenuating circumstances existed—you may file an appeal with Transportation Services. 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.