Ticketing and Towing Policies

The University of St. Thomas reserves the right to ticket and/or tow any vehicle in violation of established parking regulations at the owner’s expense. This includes the right to collect any fines or fees associated with the ticketing and/or towing of a vehicle. In addition, persistent violators may have their parking privileges revoked.

Citations issued to students and faculty/staff will be directly charged to an accounts receivable account through the Business Office.


Vehicles parking on St. Thomas property, with multiple unpaid citations, are subject to towing. Continued and blatant disregard for St. Thomas parking regulations is unacceptable and subject to ticketing and towing. Vehicles whose owner cannot be identified through motor vehicle records or whose owner is not a current student or employee may be towed without notice at the driver’s expense ($40 Immobilization Processing Fee) any time the vehicle is found parked on the university campus. In addition, if the operator is found to be a student, unpaid tickets will be billed to the student’s account and a financial hold may be placed on the student’s record until all outstanding fines are paid, thus preventing registration and access to transcripts.

Vehicles are subject to towing and/or fines at any time for any of the following violations:

  • Illegal parking
  • Three or more outstanding citations
  • Failure to move a vehicle during snow removal, lot closing or lot renovation