Parking Citations

Parking citations must be paid online through the Parking Portal or Marketplace

Funds from parking permits and citations contribute to student scholarships.

We’ll waive your first citation upon request (handicap and fire lane violations will not be waived). Only one ticket will be forgiven per account and/or license plate. The citation cannot have previously been appealed, reduced or paid. Vehicles not registered prior to issuance are not eligible. If your citation is for parking in ADA/handicap parking space it will not be waived.

Below are some of the most common ways in which to avoid a citation.

  • Parking regulations on this campus require that everyone who parks on campus have a valid, current virtual parking permit.
  • Parking on campus is by permit only. If you don’t have a permit, do not park on campus.
  • Become familiar with the locations in which your permit is valid and only park in those locations.
  • Do not park in spaces designated for persons with disabilities unless you have the proper Disabled permit/license plate and a current TSU virtual permit. The university strongly supports the ADA and stiff fines are issued to cars parked illegally in these spaces.
  • Any vehicle may park in a Loading Zone (not fire lane or bike lane) for 15 minutes with its emergency flashers on to load/unload.
  • Read and familiarize yourself with the Parking Regulations.
  • Never pull through or back in a diagonal space as this creates a safety issue. 

The appeal process allows students to appeal a parking citation believed to have been issued in error. The appeal form must be completed within 14 calendar days of the issue date of the citation. We are not able to eliminate all citations upon appeal. Appeals that are submitted beyond the fourteen-day period or appeals that are vague or incomplete will be rejected.

There must be substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or that it occurred due to circumstances beyond the customer’s control. Valid documentation of the evidence must be provided when the appeal is submitted.

The following reasons will result in an automatic denial

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations;
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly;
  • Only parked illegally for a short period of time;
  • Stated failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses;
  • Late to class or appointment;
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine (Payment plans are available with the business office);
  • Exhaustion and illness;
  • No other place to park;
  • Poor weather conditions;
  • Safety concerns (Escorts to and from your vehicle or facility are available through University PD when shuttle service is not running)
  • Shuttle service was unavailable;
  • If you believe your parking citation was issued a technical error;
  • Parked with my flashers on;
  • If an employee tells a student to park illegally;
  • If a student worker parks illegally while running department errands;
  • Parking in a fire lane or handicap spot for unloading purposes;
  • Failure to display a parking permit;
  • Forgetfulness

Appeals may be filed online.

Parking citations must be paid online through the Parking Portal or Marketplace

If you have a hold on your account it will be removed within 24-48 hours.