Payment and Appeals

Payment of Parking Tickets

  • Ticketing hours are 7AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.
  • You can pay for your parking ticket online via your PermitExpress account by selecting “Pay Citations” from the home page or at Old Main Market in the University Center.
  • Payments may be made with card or student account.
  • Most, not all, tickets paid within 1 day of issuance are eligible for a 50% reduction of fine. See “PLU Tickets” below to see ticket types and which tickets do not get first time warnings or are non-reducible.
  • Payment after one business day but less than 14 business days results in the original fine being charged.
  • After 14 business days, payment or billing of parking ticket fines will have a $10.00 administrative fee included.
  • Students: Unpaid fines will be assessed to student accounts after 30 days.
  • Employees: Unpaid fines will be directed to Payroll for payroll deduction after 30 days.
  • Unregistered vehicles parked in university parking lots with unresolved fines are subject to tow.

Appealing Parking Tickets

You have the right to appeal a PLU parking ticket. The appeals form is also found within your PermitExpress account.

  • Appeal requests must be completed within 14 days of the ticket issue date.
  • Failure to appeal within the allotted time results in loss of the right to appeal.
  • Tickets that are submitted for appeal are not eligible for the next business day 50% off reduction.
  • Appeals with be cancelled out or unavailable once the ticket is paid.
  • If your ticket is downgraded or your appeal is rejected and you do not pay the ticket by the date given, it will be billed to your student account for the original price of the ticket plus a $10 admin fee.
  • Student tickets and Employee tickets will not be voided out at the Campus Safety office. You will need to submit an Appeal request. Your request will then be up for review.

The appeal review process has been altered to reach decisions in a more timely manner. The procedure when an appeal is submitted is as follows:

  • The appeals will be reviewed by the Campus Safety (CSAF) Administrative Officer (AO) to ensure the appeal was received within 14 days of the issued citation and check the citation history.
  • The CSAF Director will look at the appeal and adhere to the current Parking Regulations and a set rubric on acceptable appeals. A response decision will be available in the PermitExpress Parking Portal along with an email, once an appeal decision has been made. The email used will be the email address given during the registration process.
  • Those dissatisfied with the decision of the appeal can request a meeting with the CSAF Director. A meeting can be requested in person or via email no later than 14-days of the original appeal decision.
  • Special circumstances will be reviewed by the Director, Assistant Director and Administrative Officer of Campus Safety once per month.

For more information about parking appeals, please email

Ticket Information

PLU Tickets:

Failure to Register for Decal - Vehicle is not registered with PLU Campus Safety and parked in a PLU lot. (No warning, Non-Reducible)$80
Failure to Register Vehicle - vehicle is not registered under displayed decal and parked in a PLU lot.$30
Failure to Display Decal - Vehicle is registered but not displaying a decal while parked in a PLU lot.$30
Improperly Placed Decal - Decal is not located in or has moved from the lower left hand side of the front windshield, or the numbers on the bottom of the decal are not visible/readable.$20
Parked in a charging station while not connected$60
Parked in unauthorized lot - Parking in a lot that is not authorized for the vehicle's decal.$40
Non-Space - Vehicle is parked in an area that is not a designated parking space. (No warning)$40
Parked in Handicapped space with out appropriate documentation - Vehicle is parked in a marked handicap space with no valid placard. (No warning, Non-Reducible)$100
Parked in a carpool space without required carpool pass. (No warning, Non-Reducible)$60
Time Limit Expired on Timed Space. (No warning)$40
Improper Parking.$40
Expired Parking Pass$20
Parked in a charging station while not connected. (Non-Reducible)$60

Ticketing hours are 7AM to 5PM.

The registered owner or associated student/staff member is responsible for any tickets issued to a vehicle, regardless of who was operating the vehicle when the violation occurred.

Washington State and Pierce County tickets:

Campus Safety does not write tickets for violations on streets within the perimeter of the University. Tickets received by Washington State police officers cannot be appealed at PLU through Campus Safety. All inquiries must be directed to Pierce County District Court as explained on the back of the infraction. The RCW’s (Revised Code of Washington) pertaining to parking on county roads can be found here: 46.61.560 – 46.61.590. Parking regulations enacted by Pierce County through the Pierce County Code can be found here: PCC Title 10. It is the responsibility of the driver to be familiar with state and city traffic laws.

Parking in a handicap space without displaying the required placard, card or plate$250
Parking on a roadway.$30
Parking on the street side of a parked vehicle (double parking).$20
Parking on a sidewalk or street planting strip.$20
Parking on or within 20 feet of a marked / unmarked crosswalk / intersection.$20
Parking in front of, or within 5 feet of, a public or private driveway.$20
Parking in front of, or within 15 feet of, a fire hydrant.$20
Parking in front of, or within 30 feet of, a stop sign, flashing signal, or other traffic control device.$20
Parking where official signs and/or pavement markings prohibit parking or stopping, standing or parking.$20
Parking within an intersection or blocking the view of other traffic at an intersection.$20
Parking with right-side wheel(s) more the 12 inches from the curb or failing to parallel park, unless otherwise posted.$20
Parking opposite the flow of traffic on a two way road.$20
Parking within 15 feet of a curbside mailbox on a regularly scheduled mail day between the hours of 10am - 3pm$25
Parking in a charging station while not connected. $124

Curb Color Codes

Red Fire Lane, no parking any time
Yellow Loading Zone, temporary parking for actively loading/unloading only
Blue Disabled Parking, state permit required