Citations and Appeals

All About Citations

The below information relates to the Parking and Transportation Services operated by Florida Atlantic University, on the Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Jupiter, and HBOI campuses. Please note that on the Davie campus, all parking citation fees are issued by and paid to Broward College. They can be paid in person at BC or by mail. For more information, call 954-201-4357 and select option 1.

Any person in violation of any State of Florida traffic law shall be subject to the applicable state fines.  An individual charged with an infraction must either pay the prescribed fee or appeal the citation within 14 calendar days of issuance of the citation.

Schedule of fines and fees:

Violations

 

Fines

 

Reason Given

No Permit or expired permit

 

$25

 

All vehicles on FAU campuses must have a valid permit.

Improper display of permit

 

$25

 

Your license plate must be unobstructed. This can also include the Carpool Permit. A paper permit must be displayed to utilize the Carpool Spaces in addition to the virtual FAU permit.

Failure to display a valid permit (must already have a valid permit)

 

$25

 

Fort Lauderdale campus only

Parking out of the assigned area

 

$25

 

Permit holders must park in their permit’s assigned colored lots

Parking in reserved space

 

$50

 

Reserved spaces are reserved for the intended vehicle.

Parking in-service vehicle space

 

$35

 

In-service vehicle spaces are reserved for in-service vehicles only.

Overtime Meter

 

$25

 

All metered spaces must be current. Please allow yourself travel time to and from your vehicle when using the meters.

Parking at a meter with a permit

 

$25

 

FAU permitted vehicles are not allowed to park at meters.

Parking at a malfunctioning meter

 

$25

 

If a meter is malfunctioning, you must utilize ParkMobile, or let us know. All vehicles must have a virtual permit with us and paying by meter, or ParkMobile permits your vehicle to park on campus.

Backed into parking space

 

$25

 

FAU uses your license plate linked to your virtual permit. The license plate must be easily readable. The State of Florida does not recognize license plates mounted to the front of the car. Neither do we on campus.

Hazardous Parking

 

$25

 

Your vehicle was left in an unsafe position.

Parking in the disabled access aisle

 

$250

 

This access aisle is not a parking spot and must be left open for those who need to utilize the disabled parking spaces.

Parking in disabled-accessible space without a valid parking permit

 

$250

 

You MUST show a valid hangtag decal to park in a disabled accessible space. This is a law.

Failure to display valid disabled parking permit registered to the vehicle user

 

$25

 

You MUST show a valid hangtag decal to park in a disabled accessible space. This is a law.

Defaced or stolen permit

 

$100

 

Permits must be kept legible and intact. Permits must remain with the vehicle assigned to it. Permits are not transferable.

Replacement permit

 

$15

 

 

Inappropriate parking of motorcycles or bicycle

 

$25

 

Motorcycles and bicycles have specific spaces on campus to park per their permits.

All other violations (except otherwise noted in this regulation)

 

$25

 

See Parking and Transportation Services for more information on why you were cited this.

Late Fees

 

$25

 

To be assessed after the fourteen (14) days are up.

Overnight parking in the Garage

 

$25

 

Overnight parking in the garages is not permitted.

Tow Fee

 

$75

 

Fee to tow your vehicle.

Boot Fee

 

$85

 

Fee to boot your vehicle.

Parking over lines or double-parked

 

$25

 

You must park your vehicle in between two lines correctly to allow others to have a space to park.

Parking on grass/ sidewalk/ crosswalk /no parking space

 

$25

 

Parked vehicles must be in a designated parking space.

Parking in the wrong direction

 

$25

 

FAU uses your license plate linked to your virtual permit. The license plate must be easily readable. The State of Florida does not recognize license plates mounted to the front of the car. Neither do we on campus.

Parking in the fire lane

 

$50

 

Your vehicle was blocking the fire lane. This is a safety issue should fire rescue need to park in an emergency.

Fines and Fees Information

If a vehicle accumulates three (3) unpaid parking violations, regardless of type, the vehicle will be immobilized or towed and stored at the owner's expense.

All towing and storage authorized under this rule will be done at the registered owner or operator's expense. Charges for towing or storage may vary according to the type of vehicle, type of equipment needed, and costs charged by towing or storage companies. Immobilized, towed or stored vehicles will be released when all unpaid fines and fees have been paid to the University.

 

 

Student Appeals

Student Appeals

The following information is for FAU Students

Student Appeals Overview

Parking citations issued by Parking and Transportation Services can be appealed if you feel that the citation was issued in error or that there were extenuating circumstances associated with the citation. The appeal for the citation must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Appeals for citations are submitted online via the Parking and Transportation website. Appeals are not accepted in person, over the phone, or by email.  Tow fees and Boot fees are not eligible for appeal.

First Appeal

The first appeal is reviewed by the Appeals Committee. The Committee will review the appeal and upon determining the outcome, notify the appellant in writing by email of the decision. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the Committee’s decision, unless a final appeal is timely filed.

How to File a First Appeal

  1. Go to the  Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on Faculty, Staff, and Students
  3. Click on Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Review".


The results of the appeal submitted will be sent to your FAU e-mail. On average, it takes about two weeks to get a response. While your citation is under appeal a hold is placed on the citation. If the appeal is denied, you have 14 days from the date of response to either file a second appeal or to pay the citation.

 

Second (Final) Appeal

A final appeal of the citation may be made by requesting a hearing before the Parking Violations Appeal Board. The Board is composed of at least 5 members. The board is composed of faculty members, staff members from the university community, and students. The Board must establish a quorum to hear appeals. A quorum shall be defined as a minimum of five (5) members of the Parking Violations Appeal Board.

The final appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the decision on the first appeal. The documentation that was reviewed during the first appeal will be forwarded to the Board, however, the Board will make an independent determination of the case. The individual will be notified of the date, time, and location of the hearing and may present evidence.  This date and time cannot be rescheduled.

If the individual elects not to attend the hearing, the written appeal will be read aloud for the Board to review. The individual will be notified by email of the decision of the Board. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Board’s decision. The Parking Violations Appeal Board is the final appeal authority; no further appeals are permitted.

Please note: We are currently using Zoom for our "virtual" second appeals. The appropriate link will be sent with your second appeal notification.

How to File a Second Appeal

If your first appeal is upheld, you have the opportunity to file a second appeal.

  1. Go to the Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on Faculty, Staff, and Students
  3. Click on Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Hearing".

By filing a second appeal you will have the chance to meet with the appeals board on an appointed date to have your appeal reviewed again. Second appeals are scheduled in advance and you will be notified via e-mail of your scheduled hearing time and location. Your attendance at the Second Appeal Hearing is encouraged but not required. Please note that the decision of the Board is final; no further appeals are permitted.

Additional Information

Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists. Reasons for appeal that are not considered legitimate and will result in your appeal being denied include, but are not limited to:
1. Disagreement with the parking regulation.
2. Ignorance of the regulation.
3. Stated inability to find a permitted parking space.
4. Operation of the vehicle by another person.
5. Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations.
6. Tardiness to class and/or appointment
7. Inability to pay fine.
8. Displayed wrong or expired permit.
9. Traffic congestion.
10. Received bad verbal information.
11. Perception that designated parking area is not safe

Students click here to pay citations

Students click here to look up a citation

 

Delinquent Accounts/Collection Efforts

According to Florida Statutes 1010.03, each university is directed to exert every effort to collect all delinquent accounts, including the utilization of a collection agency. Therefore, accounts with outstanding balances more than 90 days past due are deemed eligible to be sent to collections. If you do not remit payment in full, your balance will be forwarded to a collection agency and will be assessed significant collection fees up to 30% of the outstanding balance. Once placed in collections, the collection agency may report delinquent accounts to the credit bureaus. If referred for collections, all related fees, and charges owed on the account, including collection agency referral­ fees, and other reasonable collection costs to collect unpaid balances should be paid promptly.

Staff Appeals

Faculty, Staff, Employee Appeals

Staff Appeals Overview

Parking citations issued by Parking and Transportation Services can be appealed if you feel that the citation was issued in error or that there were extenuating circumstances associated with the citation. The appeal for the citation must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Appeals for citations are submitted online via the Parking and Transportation website. Appeals are not accepted in person, over the phone, or by email. Tow fees and Boot fees are not eligible for appeal.

 

First Appeal

The first appeal is reviewed by the Appeals Committee. The Committee will review the appeal and upon determining the outcome, notify the appellant in writing by email of the decision. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the Committee’s decision, unless a final appeal is timely filed.

How to File a First Appeal

  1. Go to  the Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on Faculty, Staff, and Students
  3. Click on Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Review".


The results of the appeal submitted will be sent to your FAU e-mail. On average, it takes about two weeks to get a response. While your citation is under appeal a hold is placed on the citation. If the appeal is denied, you have 14 days from the date of response to either file a second appeal or to pay the citation.

 

Second (Final) Appeal

A final appeal of the citation may be made by requesting a hearing before the Parking Violations Appeal Board. The Board is composed of at least 5 members. The board is composed of faculty members, staff members from the university community, and students. The Board must establish a quorum to hear appeals. A quorum shall be defined as a minimum of five (5) members of the Parking Violations Appeal Board.

The final appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the decision on the first appeal. The documentation that was reviewed during the first appeal will be forwarded to the Board, however, the Board will make an independent determination of the case. The individual will be notified of the date, time, and location of the hearing and may present evidence.  This date and time cannot be rescheduled.

If the individual elects not to attend the hearing, the written appeal will be read aloud for the Board to review. The individual will be notified by email of the decision of the Board. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Board’s decision. The Parking Violations Appeal Board is the final appeal authority; no further appeals are permitted.

Please note: We are currently using Zoom for our "virtual" second appeals. The appropriate link will be sent with your second appeal notification.

How to File a Second Appeal

If your first appeal is upheld, you have the opportunity to file a second appeal.

  1. Go to  Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on Faculty, Staff, and Students
  3. Click on Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Hearing".

By filing a second appeal you will have the chance to meet with the appeals board on an appointed date to have your appeal reviewed again. Second appeals are scheduled in advance and you will be notified via e-mail of your scheduled hearing time and location. Your attendance at the Second Appeal Hearing is encouraged but not required. Please note that the decision of the Board is final; no further appeals are permitted.

Additional Information

Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists. Reasons for appeal that are not considered legitimate and will result in your appeal being denied include, but are not limited to:
1. Disagreement with the parking regulation.
2. Ignorance of the regulation.
3. Stated inability to find a permitted parking space.
4. Operation of the vehicle by another person.
5. Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations.
6. Tardiness to class and/or appointment
7. Inability to pay fine.
8. Displayed wrong or expired permit.
9. Traffic congestion.
10. Received bad verbal information.
11. Perception that designated parking area is not safe

Employees click here to pay citations

Employees click here to look up a citation

 

Delinquent Accounts/Collection Efforts

According to Florida Statutes 1010.03, each university is directed to exert every effort to collect all delinquent accounts, including the utilization of a collection agency. Therefore, accounts with outstanding balances more than 90 days past due are deemed eligible to be sent to collections. If you do not remit payment in full, your balance will be forwarded to a collection agency and will be assessed significant collection fees up to 30% of the outstanding balance. Once placed in collections, the collection agency may report delinquent accounts to the credit bureaus. If referred for collections, all related fees, and charges owed on the account, including collection agency referral­ fees, and other reasonable collection costs to collect unpaid balances should be paid promptly.

Visitor Appeals

Visitor Appeals

The following information is for non-FAU affiliates

Visitor Appeals Overview

Parking citations issued by Parking and Transportation Services can be appealed if you feel that the citation was issued in error or that there were extenuating circumstances associated with the citation. The appeal for the citation must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the issue date of the citation. Appeals for citations are submitted online via the Parking and Transportation website. Appeals are not accepted in person, over the phone, or by email. Tow fees and Boot fees are not eligible for appeal.

 

First Appeal

The first appeal is reviewed by the Appeals Committee. The appellant will be notified in writing by email of the decision. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the Committee’s decision, unless a second final appeal is timely filed.

How to File a First Appeal

  1. Go to  Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on For Visitors to FAU Campuses
  3. Click on Visitor- Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Review".

The results of the appeal submitted will be sent to the email you submitted with the first appeal. On average, it takes about two weeks to get a response. While your citation is under appeal a hold is placed on the citation. If the appeal is denied, you have 14 days from the date of response to either file a second appeal or to pay the citation before a late fee is assessed.

Second (Final) Appeal

A final appeal of the citation may be made by requesting a hearing before the Parking Violations Appeal Board. The Board is composed of at least 5 members. The board is composed of faculty members, staff members from the university community, and students.

The final appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Committee’s decision on the first appeal. The documentation that was reviewed by the Committee from the first appeal will be forwarded to the Board, however, the Board will make an independent determination of the case.

The individual will be notified of the date, time, and location of the hearing and may present evidence. If the individual elects not to attend the hearing, the written appeal will be read aloud for the Board to review. The individual will be notified by email of the decision of the Board. If the citation is upheld, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Board’s decision. The Parking Violations Appeal Board is the final appeal authority; no further appeals are permitted.

Please Note: We are currently using Zoom for our "virtual" second appeals. The appropriate link will be sent with your second appeal notification.

How to File a Second (Final) Appeal

If your first appeal is denied then you have the opportunity to file a second appeal.

  1. Go to  Parking & Transportation Website.
  2. Click on For Visitors to FAU Campuses
  3. Click on Visitor- Appeal Citation
  4. Enter your Citation Number, then click “Search”.
  5. Once you identify the Citation you are Appealing, click "More Info".
  6. Click "Contest Citation". If you do not see "Contest Citation" then you are past the 14 days or you have already appealed this citation and it is under review.
  7. Fill out the form completely and accurately with any and all information you believe necessary for your appeal.
  8. Click "Request Hearing".

By filing a second appeal you will have the chance to meet with the appeals board on an appointed date to have your appeal reviewed again. Second appeals are scheduled in advance and you will be notified via e-mail of your scheduled hearing time and location. This date and time cannot be rescheduled.

Your attendance at the Second Appeal Hearing is encouraged but not required. Please note that the decision of the Board is final; no further appeals are permitted.

 
Additional Information
Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists. Reasons for appeal that are not considered legitimate and will result in your appeal being denied include, but are not limited to:

1. Disagreement with the parking regulation.
2. Ignorance of the regulation.
3. Stated inability to find a permitted parking space.
4. Operation of the vehicle by another person.
5. Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations.
6. Tardiness to class and/or appointment
7. Inability to pay fine.
8. Displayed wrong or expired permit.
9. Traffic congestion.
10. Received bad verbal information.
11. Perception that designated parking area is not safe

Visitors click here to pay for a citation

Visitors click here to look up a citation

 

Delinquent Accounts/Collection Efforts

According to Florida Statutes 1010.03, each university is directed to exert every effort to collect all delinquent accounts, including the utilization of a collection agency. Therefore, accounts with outstanding balances more than 90 days past due are deemed eligible to be sent to collections. If you do not remit payment in full, your balance will be forwarded to a collection agency and will be assessed significant collection fees up to 30% of the outstanding balance. Once placed in collections, the collection agency may report delinquent accounts to the credit bureaus. If referred for collections, all related fees, and charges owed on the account, including collection agency referral­ fees, and other reasonable collection costs to collect unpaid balances should be paid promptly.

How to Pay a Citation

For FAU Staff, Faculty, and Students

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For Visitors to FAU

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