Violations and Fines

"Park Smart, Park Legal, Everyday"


This policy applies to all vehicles operated on campus including, but not limited to motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles.

The following parking violations are subject to a fine of $25 to $250.

  1. Parking in a handicap space, or in the striped access aisle, without a legal handicap license plate or permit. According to the laws of the state of Ohio, a first violation is punishable by a minimum fine of $250, not to exceed $500, plus any towing charges.
  2. Obstructing a fire lane, the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, parking in any part of a road, pedestrian/handicap access ($100 fine, plus towing fee).
  3. Parking in any area not designated for parking, disregarding painted lines, or not entirely within one space ($50 fine, plus the cost to repair any damage to university property).
  4. Displaying an illegal parking permit, a permit reported stolen or lost, or a permit that is reproduced or altered ($100 fine, plus towing fee).
  5. No/improper or improperly displayed permit in reserved (A), faculty/staff (B), state/United States government, service, vendor, visitor, or any space other than student commuter or resident spaces ($50 fine).
  6. No/improper or improperly displayed permit in student commuter or resident spaces ($25 fine).
  7. Parking in excess of posted time limit ($25 fine).

Violators of the university parking policy may be referred to appropriate authorities for disciplinary action in addition to paying outstanding fines and towing charges. Students may be referred to the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

Registration & Transcripts

A hold will be placed on a student's registration and transcript if he/she has $100 or more in unresolved fines. A faculty or staff member may be referred to his/her dean or department director, and his/her vehicle may be impounded. The Parking and Transportation Services office reserves the right not to issue permits to any person with $100 or more in unresolved fines.

Fine Payments

Fines may be paid with check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card online through Parking Services or by mailing the Statement of Account Notice with the appropriate fine amount to the Parking and Transportation Services office. Do not mail cash; a canceled check, money order stub, or bank statement will serve as a receipt. Fines may also be paid with check, Wright 1 Card, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover at the Parking and Transportation Services office. Cash is no longer accepted for any type of transaction in the Parking and Transportation Services office.

Any Violation Notice, which has not been paid or appealed within one month of issuance, shall be considered unresolved.

A fine must be paid in total; partial fine payments cannot be accepted.