Parking Tickets/Citations

What are the reasons for receiving a parking ticket/citation?

A vehicle may receive a parking ticket/citation for any violation of the Purdue University parking regulations, including parking without a permit, parking at an expired meter, overtime parking in a loading zone, improper use of a loading zone, parking in a reserved space, parking in a restricted space during an athletic event, or parking in violation of painted or posted signage.

How do I pay parking tickets/citations?

Parking Facilities accepts cash, check, money orders, Master Card, Visa and Discover. Parking tickets/citations may be paid online, by mail, in person at Parking Facilities or by phone, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The Purdue University Police Department's drop box is available 24/7 for cash, check or money order only.

How do I appeal a parking ticket/citation?

To appeal a parking citation, submit the online Citation Appeal Form or visit the Parking Facilities office in the Materials Management and Distribution Center located at 700 Ahlers Drive in West Lafayette. Review additional information about appeal timelines and processes prior to submitting an appeal.  

What's a citation mailer and who receives one?

A citation mailer is a notice of citation that may be sent to those who receive a parking ticket/citation on Purdue's campus.

Why would I have an immobilization device, or "boot," put on my vehicle?

Immobilization devices are placed on vehicles for failure to pay fines or for displaying a parking permit that is invalid, stolen, lost or deactivated. These devices must be removed and recovered by the Parking Facilities Office.

Why would my vehicle be towed?

There are a variety of reasons why a vehicle could be towed, including but not limited to being parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, being improperly parked, being left unattended for more than 72 hours, displaying a stolen or invalid parking permit, parking in a reserved space, or parking in a restricted space during an athletic event.

What should I do if my vehicle is towed?

If your vehicle has been towed, contact Parking Facilities at 765-494-9497 during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., or the Purdue University Police Department at 765-494-8221 anytime. Your vehicle will only be released with proper ID and upon payment of all fines and/or tow fees due.

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