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Enforcement Guidelines

Why do we enforce campus parking?

  • Consistent enforcement of campus parking policies and regulations helps contribute to an equitable system for all members of the University community. 

When are lots enforced and when are they open to the public?

  • Dark green and purple lots are open from  5:00 PM to 7:00 AM (EST) make sure to carefully review lot signage to ensure no restrictions prior to parking
  • Priority lots and reserved spaces are monitored 24/7

When are meters enforced and why?

  • Meters are enforced Monday - Sunday 24/7
  • Meters are enforced to ensure all persons parking on campus have space to park in desired locations 

Can I leave my car overnight? 

  • Vehicles should not be left overnight unless you hold a permit that allows storage parking. If you find a need to leave your vehicle overnight please contact our office

What do I do if I get a citation? 

  • A citation is given because the vehicle/owner were not following parking procedures.
  • If you feel that you've received this citation in error please contact our office.
  • You can appeal your citation through your parking portal but must be paid first. 
    • The citation must be paid and the appeal filed within 10 days of receiving the citation. 
    • Prior to your appeal, please call our office to see if you are eligible for a void or reduction in fees.
  • If you are a currently enrolled Ohio University student the citation fee will be applied to your student account after 10 days if it has not been paid. 

When am I eligible for a parking boot on my car?

Once you have met one of the criteria below you may be subject to a parking boot placed on your vehicle. Contact Customer Care directly if you have a question or concern about receiving a parking boot.

  • Unpaid Citations
    • Individual owes $90 in unpaid citations or a total of 3 unpaid citations of which are 10 days or older - OR- 
    • If citations are billed to a student account and not paid in full within 60 days - OR-
    • If the individual has unpaid citations that have been sent to Collections and are still unpaid at the time of the next parking citation. 
  • Repeat Offender
    • If your vehicle has received five (5) or more (paid or unpaid) citations within a semester for the same violation. 
  • Excessive Repeat Offender
    • If the individual or vehicle has received ten (10) or more (paid or unpaid) citations within a semester AND has been booted at least one time for Repeat Offender. 
  • Lost or Stolen Permit
    • The vehicle is displaying a permit that has been reported as lost or stolen. 
  • Altered or Fake Permit
    • The individual is using a permit that has been scanned, copied, duplicated, dates modified, or using both the printed and plastic version of the same permit at one time. 
  • Illegal Use of a Permit
    • The student is displaying a current commuter permit as well as a permit for nearby off-campus housing that is not eligible for campus parking - OR -
    • Sharing a permit with another individual.