Parking Violations

Minor Violations
Violation 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Parking along Curb 25.00 30.00 35.00
Failure to Display Dated Permit Clearly 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking at End of Row 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking in Excess of Posted Time Limit 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking in F lot prior to 4:30pm without F/S Permit 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking in Hatched Area 25.00 30.00 35.00
Failure to Park Motorcycle in Designated Area 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking in Metered Space with Time Expired 25.00 30.00 35.00
Failure to Observe Posted Parking Restriction 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking along Rope, Tape, not a Space 25.00 30.00 35.00
Failure to Obey Limits of Special Parking Permits 25.00 30.00 35.00
Displaying Permit Without Validation Sticker 25.00 30.00 35.00
Failure to Park Within the Lines 25.00 30.00 35.00
Parking Without Current Permit 25.00 30.00 35.00
Additional Minor Violations as Deemed Necessary 25.00 30.00 35.00


Major Violations
Violation Fee
Displaying Altered Permit 100.00
Moving Barricades or Cones 100.00
Parking on Bliss Hall Patio 100.00
Blocking Vehicle or Traffic Flow 100.00
Parking on Beeghly Patio 100.00
Parking on Campus Core 100.00
Parking in Closed Lot 100.00
Parking in Driveway 100.00
Displaying Falsified or Fraudulent Permit 100.00
Failure to Display Loading Dock Permit in Loading Zone 100.00
Parking in Posted Maintenance Vehicle only Space 100.00
Failure to Display Athletic Permit in Athletic Space only 100.00
Failure to Display ROTC Permit in ROTC Space 100.00
Failure to Display Special Permit in Special Permit only Space 100.00
Parking in Posted no Parking Area 100.00
Parking in Posted Official Use Only Space 100.00
Parking in Reserved Parking Area 100.00
Parking in Posted Tow Away Zone 100.00
Additional Major Violations as Deemed Necessary 100.00


Legal Violations
Violation Fee
Parking in Fire Lane 150.00
Parking in Disability Van Access Area 250.00
Failure to Display Disability Validation Sticker 250.00
Failure to Display Disability Permit in Disability Only Space 250.00
Additional Illegal Violations as Deemed Necessary 150.00


All fines must be paid within ten (10) days of the issue date of the ticket. Unpaid student fines will be charged against the student’s account at the Office of Student Accounts and University Receivables, and will constitute grounds for withholding grades, transcripts and diplomas, and / or denial of registration until settled.


Faculty / staff who owe past-due parking fines will not be issued parking permits.


Vehicles parked on University-owned or University-controlled property may be towed at the owner’s expense, even if legally parked at the time when:

  1. There are three (3) or more unpaid tickets against the vehicle and / or there is evidence of repeated disregard of parking regulations.
  2. The vehicle is blocking free flow of traffic.
  3. The vehicle is parked in a “posted” zone, such as disability, tow-away, official use only, etc.; or
  4. The vehicle is in violation of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws, ORC Section 4511, i.e. expired plates, failure to display both front and rear (Ohio) plates, etc.
  5. The vehicle is creating a possible hazard, such as gas or oil leaks. The owners of these towed vehicles will be responsible for the towing charge as well as storage charges, and will not be permitted to park on campus until proof of repair has been submitted to the Parking Office.
  6. The vehicle is parked on the grass or campus core.



The right to appeal a traffic violation must be exercised in accordance with the following procedures. Those wishing to contest a parking violation must file a written appeal on the prescribed appeal form or online. Letters and notes written on tickets are unacceptable. Appeals must be filed within five (5) working days of the issue date of the ticket. Appeals will not be accepted after the allowed period of time. Appeal forms are available at:


Parking Services, Smith Hall
Kilcawley Center, Info Lab
YSU Police Station, Fifth and Wood St.


An appellant wishing to have the decision of the first level appeal reviewed may do so by filing for a second level appeal through Parking Services. The second level appeal must be filed on the appropriate form within five (5) working days of decision date of the first level appeal. An appointment with The Director of Support Services will be made and the decision will be final and binding. The decision may be to sustain the fine, lower the fine, or dismiss the fine altogether.

If the fine is sustained, the appellant will have ten (10) calendar days to pay the fine.