Types of Violations

Violation Explanations

The amounts listed are subject to change without notice.

Stall definition: a legal parking space consists of lines painted on the lot, designating a single parking space.

  • $0 Warning: A warning ticket may be issued for any violation. No fine is imposed. First time violators may still be issued citations and not a warning.
  • $10 St Thomas Permit Not Correctly Displayed: Parking permits must hang from the rear view mirror of the vehicle fully visible with the permit number facing out so that the permit number is visible from the outside of the vehicle.
  • $15 Permit Valid 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Only: Vehicles with evening permits may park in designated lots only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 a.m.
  • $15 No Overnight Parking: Vehicles without valid St. Thomas resident permits may not park overnight on the St. Thomas campus without prior approval of the Department of Public Safety and Parking Services. Only resident students permits are allowed to park overnight in the ramp.
  • $15 Not Within Marked Space: No vehicle may be parked in a space at an angle, on/or over a stall line.
  • $30 15-Minute Zone: No vehicle may be parked or standing in excess of 15 minutes in a zone marked “15 Minutes.”
  • $40 No Parking Zone: No motor vehicle may be parked in any space not specifically marked as a parking space or stall – no sign required.
  • $40 Snow Removal: Upon being given notice that a lot will be plowed to remove snow, vehicles must be moved by the posted time.
  • $40 No Valid St. Thomas Permit: No motor vehicle may be parked on the University of St. Thomas campus without a St. Thomas parking permit or authorization except in designated visitor areas.
  • $40 Unauthorized Parking: Only vehicles assigned or authorized to park in specifically reserved or designated parking areas may be parked in these spaces. Unauthorized vehicles found in reserved or specifically designated parking stalls, parking lots, or roadways may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner/operator’s expense without further notice. A parking space that is coned off is considered a reserved space.
  • $40 Parked on Grass/Sidewalk: No vehicle may be parked between the boundary line of any parking lot and a sidewalk or any grassy area or area designated as a lawn.
  • $50 Parked in Roadway/Obstructing Traffic: Vehicles may not be parked on any roadway in such a manner as to leave insufficient width of the roadway for free movement of vehicle traffic. When parallel parking, vehicles must be parked within 12 inches from the curb. Vehicles not parked far enough into a parking space as to leave the end of the vehicle hanging noticeably outside the parking space shall constitute a violation.
  • $50 Loading Dock/Dumpster: Vehicles other than a commercial or university vehicle may not use any part of a dock area unless prior permission is obtained from the Department of Public Safety and Parking Services. No vehicle may be parked as to block vehicle access to any dumpster.
  • $100 Fire Lane/Fire Hydrant: Vehicles may not be parked in an area designated (with signs or yellow slashed lines) as a fire lane, along a painted curb, or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant. Due to potential emergency situations, parking in a fire lane, even for a moment, shall constitute a violation.
  • $100 Handicap Zone/Ramp: Vehicles may not be parked in a space designated for handicap parking, or handicap loading/access, without displaying a current state-issued handicap license plate or permit. The state fine by public law enforcement agencies of up to $200 may be imposed for this violation in conjunction with the St. Thomas fine of $100.
  • $100 Illegal Use of Permit: Illegal transfer of resident parking permits may result in your vehicle being ticketed, immobilized, and/or towed as well as loss of parking privileges. Obtaining a parking permit under false pretenses, falsifying the information on the permit application, or having incorrect license plate information displayed on the permit (for resident students) shall constitute a violation.
  • $200 Use/Possession of a Stolen/Altered/False Permit: The theft of, use or possession of a lost, stolen, invalid, false or altered parking permit constitutes a violation. This also may result in revocation of parking privileges. NOTE: Theft of a parking permit may result in criminal action being filed.

Outstanding citations may be billed to the student’s account at any time. Once the citation is past due, a $5 late fee will be added. If motor-vehicle records are required to establish ownership, an additional $25 fee will be added. If a student’s family member is found to be the owner, all outstanding citations may be billed to the student’s account at any time.