Parking & Traffic has been charged with protecting the rights of the permit holders. Therefore, citations are issued to any vehicle parked in violation of the Parking & Traffic Regulations. Parking enforcement ensures that students and staff will have a reasonable opportunity for parking and that individuals without appropriate authority or who have parked in an inappropriate area will be cited. Fewer parking violators equals more parking spaces.
Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Violators will be issued a citation and may be towed, depending on the offense. Vehicles may be towed or booted at the owner's expense after receiving three citations or for flagrant violations as noted in the Regulations.
Failure to Pay Citation Charges: Unpaid citations can result in student financial holds preventing students from receiving grades, refunds, official transcripts or graduating. Ten (10) or more violations, paid or unpaid, within one academic year may result in suspension of driving and parking privileges on campus and/or disciplinary action.
Payments of Citations: May be made in person at the Business Office, located on the second floor of the Austin Building or through the SFA affiliates mySFA account by clicking here.
Parking Citation Appeals
Any person issued a University citation may appeal the citation within ten (10) days of the citation's issuance. Boot Administrative citations and towing or storage fees are eligible for appeal. Any citation that is not a warning must be appealed as described in these regulations.
Our appeals process takes into consideration many factors and is judicial in its renderings. This process allows us to consider extenuating circumstances, as well as provide an educational experience for those first timers on campus. The appeals process not only provides the appellant with an objective review of the appeal, it also provides Parking & Traffic the opportunity to evaluate University rules and regulations for parking and traffic, as well as signs and markings.
The appeal process is two-tiered. The initial appeal is adjudicated by the director of parking or designee and the decision is sent to the appealant via their official SFA email. If the appealant is not satisfied with the decision, they may file a final appeal within ten (10) days of the original appeal decision. The final appeal will be adjudicated by the appropriate Appeal Board. Student citations shall be appealed through the Student Government Association's Supreme Court. Faculty and staff citations shall be appealed through the Faculty/Staff Traffic Appeals Board. All decisions of these Boards are final. Dates on which the Appeals Court meet are posted and made available in the P&T office. Persons wishing to appear before the Appeals Board for a final appeal may do so in lieu of a written appeal. It is the responsibility of the person appealing to obtain the date and time the Appeals Court will meet so that they may appear in person.
Common reasons for denial of appeal:
- "I admit I was illegally parked, but I was only gone a few minutes"
- "I knew it was a no-parking zone, but cars park there all the time and never get ticketed"
- "I was using my personal car for university business"
- "I didn't know I couldn't park there"
- "I was ill and had to use the restroom"