Pay a Citation

(State not required, ex: ABC123)

Fines are payable at the Parking Services office Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or by mail to:

Parking Services
Oregon State University
100 Adams Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fines may be reduced if paid within 10 days.

Citation Fine Schedule
Paid Within 10 daysPaid after 10 days
Parked overtime in metered area $25 $30
Parked overtime, posted timed areas, loading zones $30 $40
No permit visible $30 $40
Parked in the wrong area/parked in "No Parking" area $30 $40
Other: Parked in more than one space, angle-in parallel $30 $40
Parked on lawns, sidewalks or crosswalks $40 $50
Parked in drive lane, bike lanes, blocked parking space $40 $50
Parked wrong way/against traffic flow (safety issue) $40 $50
Parked in posted fire lane $50 $60
Parked in reserved space-unauthorized use $75 $85
Circumventing regulations $75 $85
Immobilization (boot) fee $200 $200
Blocking access to ADA space $90 $100
Unauthorized living in vehicle $100 $100
Use of counterfeit/altered/lost/stolen permits $300 $300
Parked in ADA space including access/ramp $400 $400
Towing (at owner's expense) varies from $100 to $500

Persons wishing to appeal a citation may request in writing to have it reviewed by the Appeal Review Committee. Payment of the citation fine must accompany an appeal within 10 days of issue. If the appeal and payment of the fine are not received within 10 days, appeals will not be reviewed and the fine must still be paid. Student appeals are reviewed initially by the Student Appeals Court. Individuals may request to appear in person at the appeals hearing. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Parking Services office or on-line. The decision of the Appeal Review Committee is final and not subject to further appeal.

The primary method of making an appeal is in writing. Any appellant may also arrange to make an oral presentation in support of the written appeal. Appellants should generally arrange for oral presentations only when the appeal cannot adequately be explained in writing. Oral presentations should be concise and generally limited to five (5) minutes.

Appeals Court Schedule

Staff/visitor and student court is usually held once a month. Court is typically held in Cascade Hall or Adams Hall. The result letters are mailed a week after the court concludes.

The following reasons are NOT grounds for a successful appeal:

  • Lack of knowledge of regulations, for example, new to campus or have not read regulations
  • Other vehicles were also parked improperly
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Disagreement with or inability to pay the amount of the fine(s)
  • Lack of space
  • Unread or misunderstood signs
  • Parking only for short period of time
  • Failure to display parking permit
  • Parked in handicap area without valid DMV placard
  • Lost citation
  • Forgetfulness

For reference, parking at Oregon State University is governed by Division 30 of the Oregon University System Administrative Rules.