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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.... 
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 to the appeals committee the occurs regarding the citation:

  1. Validation the appeal was timely. All appeals must be submitted within 14 calendar days from the date the citation was issued.
  2. 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 by the appeals committee.
  3. The appeals committee will make a decision and you will be notified of their decision, via the method you indicated on the appeals form.
  4. A determination notice regarding the appeal is sent, regardless of the following outcomes: 
    • If the appeal is accepted, the ticket is voided no further action is necessary.  
    • If the appeal is rejected, the appeal hold is lifted and the citation becomes active again. The enforcement period date count does not reset, but resumes counting using the days accumulated before the appeal was sent. (For example, if an appeal is submitted 10 days after a citation is issued it will not increase until 4 days after the appeal decision is sent.) 
    • It is Your responsibility to monitor the requested response style for the decision from the committee.
*Please note, the decision of the appeals committee is final and binding for the appellant and the Parking Office.

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, 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.


Bursar’s Office
Located in Student Services 1300, they are open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Bursar's Office is able to accept cash, check, or credit card payments only.

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