The responsibility for finding a valid parking space, as well as determining whether a parking decal is valid, rests with the vehicle operator. Since parking spaces are limited, the purchase of a parking decal does not assure a parking space. Lack of an available space does not justify violating the parking rules and regulations.
Citation and Fine Information
Citations will be issued, and parking fines assessed, for the following violations:
01 Parking in a tow-away zone: $40
02 Parking in a fire-safety zone: $100
04 No current, appropriately displayed University parking permit: $40*
05 Parking on the grass: $40
06 Unauthorized parking in a disabled zone: $100
07 Overtime parking: $20*
08 Parking in a restricted area: $40
09 All other violations: $40
10 Parking in Tow Away Commuter/No Overnight Lot: $25
11 Parking while displaying a stolen, forged, altered or illegally obtained parking permit or registration decal: $50
12 Parking while displaying an expired DMV registration or vehicle inspection: $40*
18 Resident freshman with parking decal parked outside of Lot ZZ: $20
20 Resident freshman without permission to park on campus: $40
* Citation may be eligible for waiving with a Courtesy Card; see below.
Pay a Citation
Citations can be paid online one day after the citation was issued. Anyone with a Binghamton University login will sign in by using their PODS login and password. Guests who have no affiliation can create a guest account and make payments by searching for their citation number. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are all accepted.
Other Payment Options:
Citations may be paid by mail with a check or money order payable to Binghamton University. Please include the citation or citation number along with the payment.
Payments may be made in person at the Parking Services office or the Information Booth during business hours with cash, credit or debit card, or check or money order payable to Binghamton University. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are all accepted.
Citations may also be paid after hours with cash or check utilizing the payment drop box outside the Parking Services office.
Students, faculty and staff have three Courtesy Cards if a academic year permit is purchased and one courtesy card if a semester permit is purchased. A courtesy card waives eligible citations by filling out the form below and submitting it to Parking Services. To see if your citation can be waived by a Courtesy Card, please review the Citation and Fine Information drop-down box above.
For students, all unpaid citations are entered into a delinquency list eight days after citation was issued. Diplomas, transcripts and permission to register for courses may be withheld until these fines are paid. In addition, parking privileges can be revoked and vehicles can be immobilized until the citations are paid in full.
If employees have unpaid fines, the University may withhold the fines from their paychecks, revoke parking privileges and/or immobilize their vehicle.
All other violators may have parking privileges revoked and are subject to towing or vehicle immobilization.
Vehicle Immobilization and Towing:
Any customer or visitor who accumulates $150 dollars or more of unpaid citations is immediately eligible for having any vehicle on their account immobilized and/or towed and will no longer be allowed to park on campus until the full amount of their account has been paid. If a vehicle associated with the customer or visitor is found on campus, additional citations, boot fees and/or towing and storage fees can be applied. If a booted vehicle’s account isn’t paid in full within 24 hours, the vehicle can be towed to a storage site.
In some cases, vehicles may be immediately towed to a location on campus or off campus at the discretion of Parking Services. All costs associated with towing and storage are the responsibility of the customer or visitor.
Once parking privileges have been revoked on campus due to excessive fines, payment will be accepted only in cash, by certified check, or with a valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
If you believe that a University parking citation was issued improperly, you have the right to file an appeal. All appeals are reviewed by the Parking Appeals Committee, composed of faculty, staff and students.
Parking citation appeals must be made in writing to the Parking Appeals Committee within 30 days of the notice of violation; after that, appeals are not accepted. The appeal form may be downloaded below, or pick one up in person at the Parking Services office or at the Information Booth. Notice of the Parking Appeals Committee's decision will be mailed to you. The appeal of any ticket does not prevent the unpaid fine from doubling after 30 days.
If your written appeal is denied, you may appeal in person to the Parking Appeals Committee. To schedule a personal appeal appointment, call Parking Services at 607-777-2279 within seven days of the receipt of the written appeal adjudication. If you are unable to attend your personal appeal and do not contact Parking Services in advance, a decision will be made in your absence. The decision made at a personal appeal is final. If the final adjudication of the Parking Appeals Committee is in your favor, your name will be removed from the delinquency system.
If your vehicle is towed, the only available appeal is a personal appearance before the Parking Appeals Committee. Requests to schedule appointments must be made to the Parking Services office within 30 days of the tow.