Parking Violations

All parking violations must be paid or appealed within seven (7) days from the date of issuance. The fine is paid or the appeal process initiated with the Parking Office. If a violation is not properly cleared within seven (7) days after issuance, a ten dollar ($10) late fee shall be added to the fine and the violator sent an overdue notice.  The fine amount for an expired meter violation is fifteen dollars ($15). All other fine amounts are printed on the violation. Effective on 7-1-12, a non-waiving administrative processing fee will be applied to all parking violations not paid for within ten (10) days.   In addition, unpaid violations will cause withholding from class registration or other appropriate action. Longer delays will result in the use of a collection service and a judgment against you with additional fees. Partial payments are not accepted. Payment must be in full, including late fees, processing fee, and/or collection fees. If you have six or more unpaid violations your vehicle may be impounded under provisions of state law and local ordinance.

Please note that appealing a meter violation within 24-hours is done so at the fine rate of $15.00.

Ordinance and parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week except during official University holidays:

  • Christmas
  • New Years
  • Thanksgiving
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July

Note: Even though students do not have classes on some important days, such as Martin Luther King Day, they are not University Holidays.

Violation Payments

If you have received a parking violation, you can pay it at the Police Department in the Parking Office or by dropping your payment in the 24 hour drop box. Online payments are also available using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or (ACH) on-line checking.

You may also mail a check or money order, made payable to Michigan State University, to the Parking Office.

Online Parking Violation Payment


Violation Appeals

To schedule an appeal for a parking violation, please call 517-355-8440 to schedule an appointment. Appeals may also be submitted in writing or completed online. Please note that if you do not show for an appointment, or are late, then the parking violation will be upheld.

Online Parking Violation Appeal