Parking Policies

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Appeal forms and information concerning the appeal procedure are available in My Parking Account. Appeals must be filed within one month of issuance of a Violation Notice. The committee, consisting of one student government member, one faculty member, and one staff member, has been established to ensure fairness and equality of treatment.

  • Before submitting an appeal, please be aware that the Appeal Board will not overturn citation appeals based on certain criteria.
  • By filing an appeal, you are verifying that you have now read, understand, and will comply with the Wright State Parking Policy.

Fines for violations that have been appealed and denied are due immediately upon receipt of the notification of the appeal denial notification. A reappeal must be filed within two weeks of the decision of the Appeals Committee.

For violations that have been approved, the fine is waived.

Three appeals per semester may be approved for any permit not displayed if the permit holder parked in the appropriate zone.

If you would like to Reappeal the decision of your appeal, forms are available at the FMS Customer Care Center, 065 Allyn Hall or you may reappeal by emailing  

*A reappeal must be filed within 14 days of the decision of the Appeals Committee.  A reappeal decision will be made by the chair of the Advisory and Appeals Committee.


A person who purchases a parking permit and subsequently determines that he/she does not require the permit may return the permit and request a refund at the FMS Customer Care Center, 065 Allyn Hall. Permit fees will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  1. One semester permits prior to the beginning of the semester, 100 percent; during the first two weeks of the semester, 70 percent. Refunds will not be granted after the first two weeks of the semester.
  2. An annual or multi-semester permit will be refunded on a prorated basis.
  3. Faculty and Staff that choose the option of payroll deduction:
    • Payroll will be notified when you return your permit. Payroll will stop deductions beginning the first pay period following notification.
    • You must return the permit to the FMS Customer Care Center to discontinue your payroll deduction;  otherwise, you are responsible for the remaining balance.

Refunds will not be granted for temporary or replacement permits.

Refunds will not be granted for semester breaks; refunds will not be granted for annual student permits after summer quarter B term and annual faculty/staff permits after the fall semester.

A reserved (A) parking permit holder who requests a refund will relinquish the right to repurchase the reserved permit.

Any outstanding fines or fees will be deducted from the refund amount.

Vehicle Towing

Vehicles may be towed for the following violations:

  • The vehicle is parked in such a manner as to create a hazard to safety or construction progress or that obstructs or impedes the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  • The vehicle is parked with an illegal or invalid permit.
  • The vehicle has accumulated $100 or more in unresolved fines or fees.
  • An unauthorized vehicle is parked in a handicap space, reserved space, visitor, gated lot, state/United States government space, service/vendor spaces, or any other restricted space.
  • The vehicle is obstructing a fire lane.

Vehicles will be continued on the eligibility list for towing until fines are paid. The university is not responsible for damage resulting from vehicle towing/booting or any other condition as defined by this policy or by the Ohio Revised Code.

Violations and Fines


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 and 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 a 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 a 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.

University Parking Policy

All persons operating vehicles and bicycles on campus are responsible for complying with the Wright State University parking policy (University Policy 7410), and the vehicle laws of the State of Ohio, Greene County and the City of Fairborn.