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Citations & Appeals

Fine Information:

University Police, security officers, and parking attendants are responsible for the enforcement of parking regulations on University Lands. Vehicles parked in violation of campus regulations, UWS Code, and/or state statutes will be cited and penalties will be assessed for violations.

Violations of parking regulations are enforced based on a three tier system. This tier system allows for the initial fine amounts to vary based on the severity of the violation and the disruption it causes the campus community. Minor infractions such as violations of a time restricted zone are assessed the minimum fine amount while significant violations such as parking within a handicapped zone are assessed the maximum fine amount. All unresolved citations act in the same manner and will INCREASE in the amount due the longer they are outstanding and may result in further administrative action. 

All unresolved fine increases by $10 after 14 days and an additional $15 if remaining unpaid 30 days after issuance
  • No Parking Permit
  • Time Restricted Zone
  • No Parking/End Zone
  • Dock/Service Zone
  • Restricted Lot
  • In Road or On Fire Lane or Grass
  • Motorcycle Zone
  • Plate not displayed to travel lane
  • Parked Facing Traffic
  • Parked Over one stall
  • Failure to follow parking regulations
  • Other Violations

  • Virtual Permit Fraud
  • Snow Emergency
  • Permit restricted spaces
  • Intentionally providing inaccurate or fraudulent information during the permit process.

  • Illegally parked in a disabled zone.


The Process for an appeal.... 
All appeal are submitted using our Payment Portal. If you received a parking citation you may appeal it by submitting a completed parking citation appeals form to the Parking Office within 14 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. Once submitted for review the citation will be put on hold. This means the fine amount due will not increase nor will any further action be taken for collection until it has been reviewed.

Guidelines for Appeal

  • In your appeal only address parking related circumstances and conditions that are directly related to when the citation was issued to the vehicle.
  • The appeals process is not a forum for complaints about parking. If you wish to file a complaint or suggestion for parking please send an email to
  • Ignorance of parking regulations is not considered a valid basis for an appeal.
  • If you are using a medical emergency or mechanical failure as the basis for your appeal evidence of such is required (i.e. doctors' note or mechanic note/bill)
  • Any citation may be appealed, using the payment portal however the following reasons for appeal are very unlikely to be accepted:
    • Lack of "convenient" or legal parking spaces (including 15 min zones)
    • Only being there for a short time / only there for .. Minutes
    • Took longer than anticipated
    • Lack of funds / cannot afford citation
    • Can't afford to purchase permit
    • Didn't notice / read / see posted signs
    • Running late / didn't have time
    • Everyone else does it
    • You've done it before & didn't get ticketed
    • (some nameless person) said you could
    • No one else got a ticket
    • Neglected to enter valid license plate information into the virtual permit system.
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Unresolved Citations

Failure to resolve citations may result in one or more of the following:

  • Suspension of the vehicle registration by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Refusal of services, including resignations or licenses, to ALL registered owners of vehicle.
  • Administrative hold being placed on students’ academic records.
  • Balance collection through the use of a collection agency at owner's expense .
  • Balance collection conducted through WI Dept. of Revenue Tax Intercept program.
  • Vehicle being towed from campus, at owner’s expense.
  • Suspension or denial of future parking privileges.


Online: Online payments using the payment portal are the fastest and most convenient. Cash and check payments can be made at Student Billing Resources (formerly the Bursar's office) located in Student Services 1300, they are open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. .

No Payments can be made at the office of Public Safety.

Any ticket issued before 11/02/2020 must be paid at Student Billing Resources.