Parking Citations FAQ's

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What is the best way to avoid citations?

Read all parking lot signs carefully. Regardless if a parking gate is up or down, posted information on the lot's sign applies. Parking lots work in different ways. Some lots are free weeknights and weekends, some need a permit at all times, and some need a permit during the day and a flat rate payment at night. For more information on different time zones for lots, and free parking times visit our Maps page.

How do visitor lots work weeknights and weekends?

Read the signs! All lots near the center of campus require payment from 5 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. weeknights and all day Saturday and Sunday even if the gate is up. Locate the pay station(s) in the lot, pay the current flat rate (Parkmobile, coin or credit card), take your receipt and display it on your dashboard. (Euclid Auto Park requires your License Plate # for payment and you do not need to place your receipt on your dashboard.) If you park from Friday evening until Monday morning, parking will cost $12 or $4 per day. For more information on different time zones for lots, and free parking times visit our Maps page.

What about meters?

Pay campus meters/pay stations - seven days a week between 7:30 a.m. and 5
p.m. After 5 p.m., no payment is needed at gray or blue meters. Red meters are not meant for
long-term use, and they require a $3.50 per hour payment at all times.

I got a ticket. Now what?

Appeal it or pay it within fourteen days. After fourteen days and for three monthly intervals, late fees are added. If the citation still has not been paid, further collection action will occur. Outstanding citations associated with a student account, may be transferred to the Bursar's student account. Non-student citations may be sent to state collections. See the citations page for more information.

Citation payments can be made by phone, 303-735-PARK (7275), with credit or debit cards. Please have the citation number, vehicle license plate or billing account number. The person making a payment must use his or her own credit or debit card, not another persons. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit and debit cards.

Do you boot or tow vehicles?

When citations and fines escalate to $50 or more, a vehicle may be subject to tow and impound whether it is, or isn't, parked legally on campus. It takes cash to get your vehicle out of impound. We do boot vehicles while waiting for a tow truck to arrive.