Parking

Violations and Fines

Approved in Fiscal Year 2022

Escalation Fees

Citation Descriptions

Citation Payment (Methods)


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All citations will be printed with a discounted rate of $15.00 off the base citation amount*. This discount is ONLY valid for 72 hours from the time and date the citation was issued. This discount is being offered to promote prompt payment via the CSU GO Online Parking System. Citation payments sent via USPS must be postmarked within the 72 hour period to receive the discounted rate. Any payments postmarked after 72 hours of the issue date and time will not receive the discount.

As citation appeals may take up to 15 days to be adjudicated, patrons that wish to submit appeals should pay the citation balance within the 72 hour period in order to receive the discount.

The $15 discount will be removed from the citation base rate after 72 hours and the original fees will be reinstated. All other citation and appeal policies remain in effect.

*Please note that escalation fees still apply for patrons that have received multiple citations of the same type. A $15 discount will still apply on the base rate, but not the escalation fees.

Example: No Valid hangtag ($35 base rate), second offense: $35 - $15 (citation base discount) = $20 + $10 (escalation fee) = $30 discounted rate for 72 hours. After 72 hours, the original rates will be reinstated to $45.

Escalation Fees - Click here to learn more about the Escalation system and get tips for avoid citations.
Second Offense: +5.00 $35+$5 = $40.00
Third Offense: +15.00 $35+15 = $50.00
Fourth Offense: +30.00 $35+30 = $65.00
Fifth Offense: +55.00 $35+55 = $90.00

 

Citation Description Fine
No Valid Permit $35.00
      Vehicle not registered to permit or no valid permit displayed  
     Permit not valid in space/permit zone or date/time of the citation   
      
Parking in Disabled Space $250.00
     No disabled parking credential displayed or expired disabled parking credential  
     Unauthorized user of the disabled parking credential  
   
Unauthorized Parking $25.00
     No entry ticket/ paid receipt / voucher or permit displayed/registered in a visitor or mixed lot  
     Ticket displayed incorrectly  
     Parked at a broken parking meter  
     Parking outside of permit time/zone or 3 hour time limited exceeded  
     Parked in a visitor space   
   
Expired Time $35.00
     Expired meter or EV charging meter  
     Expired Time at PayStation  
     4-hr permit time exceeded  
   
Illegal Permit $325.00
     Possession of Lost/Stolen Hangtag (Not Appealable)  
     Illegal use/Modification/Alteration/Reproduction of Hangtag (Not Appealable)  
     Sharing your parking permit/ID  
     Use of someone else's parking permit/giving Viking card to another person  
   
Illegal Parking Space $25.00 
     Parked on sidewalk  
     Parked in driveway or loading dock  
     Parked on/outside painted lines  
     Parked in multiple spaces  
     Blocking door  
     Signage prohibits parking  
   
General Infraction $25.00
     Entering through exit  
     Parked in reserved space  
     Failure to pay  
     Failure to heed instructions  
     Interfering with equipment  
     No valid overnight permit / privileges  
   
Blocking Right of Way $50.00
     Parked in a fire lane  
     Parked in crosswalk  
   
Invalid License Plate $25.00
     License plate obscured or no visible license plate  
     Expired license plate / temp tag  
     License plate not visible from drive aisle  
   
Misuse of Viking Card (Not Appealable) $25.00
     Swiping someone in or out of gated facility with your permit/ID  
   
Boot Fee (Not Appealable) $60.00
     Citation balance in excess of $99.00  
     Citation balance is 180 days past due  
   
Boot Tampering Fee (Not Appealable) $150.00
     Tampering with attached boot  
     Theft / removal of attached boot  
     Damage to an attached boot  
   
Late Fee $10.00

NOTE:
Rates are subject to change on July 1 and/or Aug. 1. The website may not reflect current fees due to technical issues. 

Citation Payment Methods

  • Online: (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) Accepted in the office and online. Click here for the CSU Go Online Parking System for citation payment.
    • There is no fee to pay by credit card online or in the office.
  • Cash - Accepted in person at the Parking Office for citations. (Payments made with coin must be rolled in bank provided coin rolls. Name, ID number and phone number must be printed on each roll of coin.) The Parking & Transportation Services Office is located at 2402 Euclid Avenue. 
  • Check & Money Order - Accepted in person and through the U.S. Mail for citations. Make payment out to Cleveland State University and mail payment to the address below. If applicable, include the Student ID number on the front of the check. Return your copy of the citation with payment or appeal. Do not send cash. Mailed citations must be postmarked within 72 hours to receive the discounted rate.

Cleveland State University
Parking & Transportation Services
2121 Euclid Avenue - EC 160
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214

  • Click to view the schedule of violation fees
  • All fees must be paid within 21 days of the issue date or a $10 late fee is assessed on the 21st day for each violation.
  • Appeals must be submitted within 21 days of the issue date. No appeals are accepted after 21 days.
  • Dishonored Payments: Returned checks or dishonored credit card payments will be assessed a fee of $30.00 plus late and escalated fees. A dishonored payment may impact the ability to use checks and credit cards on campus for one year.

UPDATED: 7/29/21