Approved July 22, 2013
The intent of these motor vehicle, parking and transportation rules of Cleveland State University (CSU) is to facilitate the work of the students, faculty, staff and campus visitors at CSU. Changes to these rules will be recommended by the Assistant Vice President for Campus Support Services in collaboration with the University Parking Advisory Committee for approval by the University President.
If any motor vehicle found on University property is in violation of traffic laws or rules of the State of Ohio or of the University, the citation will be issued to the member of the University community to whom the car is registered in Parking & Transportation Services. If the vehicle is not registered with the University, the citation will be issued to the legally registered owner of the vehicle according to the state of Ohio or its equivalent.
A. The Parking Advisory Committee shall make its recommendations to the Vice President that oversees the CSU Parking & Transportation program and be charged with the following:
B. Provides assistance and relevant input to Parking Services for the following:
C. Committee Membership
A. Violations and Penalties
A vehicle is deemed parked when the vehicle is stationary, whether occupied or not.
The registered holder of the parking credential is responsible for any and all citations issued to that credential number. Fines will be assessed to the hangtag holder or the owner of any vehicle on University property in violation of the CSU Parking & Transportation Regulations. Any citation issued and not paid or appealed within 14 days of issuance will be considered delinquent and a late fee will be assessed. All appeals must be submitted within 21 days from issuance; after which time appeals will not be accepted. After 60 calendar days, any citation which remains unpaid may be submitted for collection by the University, the State’s Attorney’s Office or an outside agency for collection.
Any current or past student with an unpaid citation will have a hold placed on his/her student status. This hold may prevent the student from registering for the subsequent semester(s) and will prevent the student from obtaining his/her transcripts until the citation and any late fee is paid.
Any individual with an unpaid parking fine will not be permitted to register a vehicle or purchase parking until the fine has been paid.
CSU Parking violations are listed below. All related parking fines are established by the CSU Board of Trustees. Tow and impound fees are established by the specific company that is under agreement with CSU to provide such services.
|VIOLATIONS [ new violations in red]||FINE|
Illegal use of, reproducing, altering, or
defacing parking credential or visitor parking receipt
Displaying credential reported lost or stolen
|[a] [b] [c]|
|Illegally parking in disabled parking space area||[a] [b]|
|License plates illegal, obscured, not displayed||[a]|
|No valid CSU parking credential displayed
No daily receipt displayed for Visitor parking
Parking credential not properly displayed
|Interfering with access control and security mechanisms
|Parking outside permitted areas
Parking at yellow painted curb
Parking in a reserved space
Parking/stopping where prohibited
Parking more than 12” from curb
Parking within 30’ of stop sign
Parking within 10’ of fire hydrant
Parking disregarding painted parking space lines
|[a] This violation will result in a fine as established by the CSU Board of Trustees|
|[b] This violation may result in removal and impound of the vehicle. Vehicle removal and storage is provided by a privately operated company on behalf of Parking Services|
|[c] This violation may be sanctioned in accordance with Section III.P of the Student Conduct Code (Falsification of Records, Fraud and False Testimony), or criminally prosecuted under Ohio Revised Code.|
B. Vehicle Impounding
University Parking & Transportation Services is authorized to remove, immobilize (boot), impound and/or enter motor vehicles on University property at the owner’s expense.
This policy is to ensure that all parking patrons have equal access to the parking facilities with the minimum amount of risk to pedestrians and /or vehicles. Vehicles may be removed, immobilized and impounded in the following instances if such action is deemed appropriate and necessary by Parking & Transportation Services staff and/or CSU Police:
Vehicle release arrangements will be posted in the Parking Services Office, on the department’s web site and in each parking facility. For release of a vehicle, an individual will be expected to do the following:
In addition, a vehicle may be immobilized for information purposes, which consist of unregistered vehicles, enable face to face communication, security/safety reasons, and/or miscellaneous operational needs. Informational immobilizations are not subject to additional (boot) fees.
C. Reproduction or alteration of hangtag or daily receipt
Parking hangtags are the property of Cleveland State University. Any individual found to have reproduced or altered a parking credential is subject to a fine, vehicle impounding, payment of towing and storage fees and may be sanctioned in accordance with Section III.P of the Student Conduct Code (Falsification of Records, Fraud and False Testimony), or criminally prosecuted under the Ohio Revised Code..
Any individual who wishes to appeal a citation must submit an appeal request (Parking Appeal Form, email letter) to the Parking & Transportation Services office within the established time frame. See Section V, paragraph A. Appeal forms will be available in the Parking & Transportation Services office and on the department’s web site.
The Director of Parking & Transportation Services or designee reviews all appeals. The Director has the authority to act upon an appeal based upon the written statements submitted. A decision will be issued within 30 calendar of the date appeal was submitted. Decisions will be sent via electronic mail to the email address provided on the appeal form or via U.S. Mail if no email address is provided.
The Parking Appeals Committee serves as the appellate body if an individual requests a second appeal review. The second appeal may include a personal appearance by the individual who will be asked to provide new information not available at the time of the Director’s (or designee’s) review. To ensure appropriate representation, a quorum of any four members must be present to review appeals.
A request for a second or third appeal review must be submitted in writing to the Parking & Transportation Services office within 14 days of the date the first appeal decision was rendered.
The Assistant Vice President for Campus Support Services serves as the appellate to the Committee if an individual requests a third appeal review under the following conditions: an alleged failure to follow established policies and procedures and/or an alleged failure to meet a general standard of fairness.
The Parking Appeals Committee membership: