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7.2.4 Parking Citations


    1. For the purposes of definition, the term motor vehicles, in addition to automobiles and trucks, includes such conveyances as motorbikes, mopeds, motor scooters, and motorcycles.
    2. Vehicles not properly displaying a valid license plate and inoperable vehicles will be considered “abandoned” and subject to immediate tow at the owner's expense.
    3. Where vehicles on campus are observed to be in violation of any provision of the regulations, the operator or owner will be held responsible for any violation committed.
    4. Parking is prohibited and violators are subject to immediate tow at owner's or driver's expense for parking in No Parking Zones; Fire Lanes; yellow painted zones; within fifteen (15) feet of fire hydrants; on crosswalks, drives or sidewalks; on grass or tree plots; or in any other place where parking would mar the landscape of the campus, create a safety hazard, or interfere with the use of University facilities.
    5. Vehicles in violation are subject to fine and/or immediate tow at the owner's expense for:
      1. Use of non-metered parking areas without an appropriate and valid permit or decal.
      2. Use of parking areas, including meters, when $10 or more of unpaid fines have been accumulated.
      3. Violation of:
        1. safety regulation as cited in D above,
        2. reserved spaces,
        3. service spaces, business spaces, and loading zones,
        4. spaces designated for disabled, and
        5. storage lots.

Vehicles will be subject to immediate tow 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  1. To report vehicles with problems, immediately notify the Office of Parking Services or the University Police. Parking Services (438-8391) is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the University Police (438-8631) is available at all other times. Owners/drivers of vehicles parked at inoperative meters must contact Parking Services. Their vehicle must be removed within thirty minutes from all thirty minute or less meters and within one hour from all other meters.
  2. In the event of disabled vehicles, Parking Services or the University Police should be notified immediately.  Parking Services (438-8391) is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the University Police (438-8631) is available at all other times. Arrangements should be made with Parking Services for the removal of disabled vehicles. Written notices placed on disabled vehicles will not be accepted as a parking permit.
  3. Snow Removal - Permit holders should be aware that during heavy snowfall, in areas where lots are closed from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., this policy will be strictly enforced for snow removal.
  4. Responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of space in a parking lot is not a valid excuse for violation of a regulation. Purchase of a permit/decal does not guarantee parking in a specific lot, except in storage lots and reserved spaces.
  5. Neither press passes nor handwritten or typed notes will be honored for parking in University facilities.
  6. Where parking areas are clearly outlined or parking chocks are provided, occupants must observe the confines of each space. Only one vehicle is allowed per space.
  7. Parking for individuals with a disability:
    1. Faculty/Staff and Students - The use of disabled spaces that require an Illinois State University permit is limited to faculty, staff, and students who have registered their disabled permit/plates through Parking Services. Both permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror.
    2. Visitors - The use of disabled spaces designated for visitors require a valid disabled permit displayed on the rearview mirror or current disabled license plates. These spaces are for short-term visits.
    3. Temporary Disabled Permits - Individuals requiring temporary arrangements for disabled or medical parking must register through Student Access and Accommodation Services.
  8. The University reserves the right to restrict parking in all lots and garages for special purposes such as athletics and special events.

Parking Citation Prices

Citation/Tow Appeal Procedure

Any person charged with a violation of University Parking regulations must pay the monetary penalty.  If the payment is not made within seven (7) calendar days from the date of the citation, a written appeal must be filed, but the filing must be within the seven (7) day period from the receipt of the citation.  Parking Citation Appeal Application forms are available for download here and on the Parking Services Web site. You can also request an appeal form by phone or in person from the Office of Parking Services.

Any vehicle owner or operator whose vehicle is towed pursuant to the Illinois State University Parking Regulations, may, within seven (7) days of the towing, apply for an appeal at the Office of Parking Services.  If the vehicle owner or operator establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the vehicle was towed in error, Parking Services will reimburse the vehicle owner or operator an amount no greater than the towing and storage fee collected by the towing company.

The first step in the appeal process is a review of the written appeal by the Appeals Review Officer. It is important, therefore, to include all pertinent information in the written appeal. If the review officer finds valid points of contention between the current Parking Regulations and the citation, the appeal is denied and the case is closed. If the Appeals Review Officer finds instances where the violation is not specifically published or where extenuating conditions may have contributed to the violation, the appeal will be upheld and the monetary penalty will be returned. 

Appeals denied by the Appeals Review Officer may be appealed to the Parking Services Committee. A hearing will be held on each forwarded appeal and the appellant will be informed of the hearing time and location. Persons may choose to appear or not to appear at the hearing.  The committee decision is the final on-campus decision.

Initiating body: Parking Services

Contact: Director Parking Services (309-438-8391)

Revised on: 11/2001

2018-01-29T14:18:50.005-06:00 2018