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Parking Policies

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If you want to appeal a parking citation, you may do so online on the Citation page in My Parking Account. You must appeal a citation within one month of issuance of a Violation Notice. The appeals committee consists of one student government member, one faculty member, and one staff member. 

Before filing an appeal, you should be:

  • Aware the appeals board will not overturn citation appeals based on certain criteria.
  • Verifying you have read, understand, and will comply with the Wright State parking policy.

Fines for appealed violations that are denied are due immediately upon notification of the denial. You can file another appeal within two weeks of the committee's decision at the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall or by emailing For approved appeals, the fine is waived.

Refunds for Students

If you buy a parking permit, but decide you do not need the permit, you can request a refund at the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall. Permit fees will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • One-semester permits refunds requested before the beginning of a semester: 100 percent.
  • One-semester permit refunds requested during the first two weeks of a semester: 70 percent. Refunds will not be granted after the first two weeks of the semester.

Do you pay for your parking pass through payroll deduction?

If you are a faculty or staff member who pays for their parking permit through payroll deduction, you must immediately notify the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall in order to discontinue your payroll deduction. If you do not, then you are responsible for any remaining balance. Once you have notified the Customer Care Center, payroll is notified and deductions will stop at the first pay period after the notification. Any outstanding fines or fees are deducted from the refund amount.

We do not refund for:

  • Temporary or replacement permits.
  • Semester breaks.
  • Annual faculty and staff permits after Fall Semester.

Reserved A Permit Holders

If you are a reserved A permit holder who requests a refund, you will relinquish the right to purchase another reserved permit on future semesters.

Vehicle Towing

You vehicle may be towed for the following violations:

  • If your vehicle is parked in a way that creates a safety hazard, blocks construction progress, obstructs a fire lane, or impedes the flow of traffic.
  • If your vehicle is parked with an illegal or invalid permit.
  • If you have $100 or more in unresolved fines or fees.
  • If your 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 without authorization.

Your vehicle will stay on the eligibility list for towing until all fines are paid. The university is not responsible for damage resulting from vehicle towing 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, which may include motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles.

You will be fined for:

  1. Parking in a handicap space or in the striped access aisle, without a legal handicap license plate or permit (minimum fine of $250, not to exceed $500, plus towing fee).
  2. Obstructing a fire lane, the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, parking in any part of a road or pedestrian/handicap access ($100 fine, plus towing fee).
  3. Parking in any area not designated for parking, disregarding painted lines, or parked 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 and 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 any posted time limits ($25 fine).

If you violate the university parking policy, you 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.

What if I haven't paid my fines?

If you are a student and owe $100 or more in unresolved fines, a hold will be placed on your registration and transcript. If you are a faculty or staff member, you may be reported to your dean or department director and your vehicle can be impounded. We reserve the right not to issue permits to anyone with $100 or more in unresolved fines. Any citation fines not paid within one month is considered unresolved.

How can I pay my fines?

You can pay your fines online with a check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card in My Parking Account, at the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall, or by mailing the statement of account notice with a payment to the Office of Parking and Transportation Services. Do not mail cash. A canceled check, money order stub, or bank statement will serve as a receipt. We cannot accept partial payments.

University Parking Policy

If you operate a vehicle or bicycle on campus, you must comply with the Wright State University parking policy, and the laws of the State of Ohio, Greene County, and the City of Fairborn.