With the exception of designated visitor parking, all parking on Elon’s campus is by permit only. Vehicles without valid University-issued permits or vehicles parked in non-designated areas are subject to citations and/or towing.
Charges for the violation of University parking rules and regulations are as follows:
- Vehicle Towed $70
- No Registration $50
Parking on or in:
- Tram Path $100
- Fire Lane $100
- Handicap Space $100
- Maintenance Space $50
- Restricted/Reserved Space $50 (Example: Student parked in visitors, maintenance, faculty/staff lot or not in designated/assigned lot)
- On Grass or Sidewalk $50
- LEV Space $50
- 20-Minute Space $50
- Loading Zone $25
- Prescribed Space $25 (Example: Parking diagonally across or in areas not intended as parking space)
- No Parking Zone $25
The University may tow a vehicle found in violation of campus parking rules and regulations at the owner’s expense at any time. If the tow truck has arrived on the scene to tow a vehicle, the owner is responsible for paying the fine and tow fee at Campus Safety and Police (Oaks Commons) prior to picking up the vehicle. All non-registered vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.
Vehicles that are towed receive a violation fine in the amount of $50.00 or $100.00 and a towing fine of $70.00, totaling $120.00 or $170.00. Football Game Day tows are fined for the “Tow Only”, which is $70.00.
Any vehicle parked in a tow-away zone will be towed immediately.
Tow-away zones include:
- any traveled portion of a street and/or parking lot
- fire lanes
- handicap spaces
- maintenance spaces
- tram path
- students/faculty/staff parked in designated visitor spaces
- students parked in faculty/staff (FS) lots (year round)
- reserved Game Day lots (refer to Parking & Driving on Campus for a list of Game Day lots)
- any other area that may be deemed a safety hazard
- Parked along any curb, curbs are considered fire lanes whether marked or not.
Two or More Parking Violations
Two or more violations will result in the vehicle being towed. Two or more unpaid parking fines may result in a revoked parking permit.
All fees and fines can be paid at Campus Safety and Police located in Oaks Commons, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Accepted payment methods include your Phoenix card, check, or money order. NO CASH OR CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
All fines must be paid by the end of each academic semester. Students with unpaid tickets will not be permitted to participate in graduation exercises or obtain copies of transcripts.
Anyone wishing to appeal a parking citation or decision must submit an appeal within seven (7) days of the violation (by 5:00pm).
Download the Parking Violation Appeal form.
The initial review will be conducted by the Campus Safety and Police Technical Services Coordinator who will render an initial decision. For students living on campus, the initial decision will be sent to the student’s campus box. Otherwise, the decision will be sent to the specified address or email if provided. After the submission of a request for an appeal, all citations remain in effect until a final decision is made and communicated by Campus Safety and Police.
Reasons For Appeals
The written appeal must be clear, specific, and contain a detailed statement regarding the grounds for appeal. The initial decision will be made on the basis of the written appeal. Appeals are not granted on the basis of disagreement with parking policies or assignments.
Only appeals based on the following grounds will be considered:
The discovery of substantial new facts that were not reasonably available at the time the initial citation was issued. If the appeal is based on substantial new facts, the request must outline the following:
- Source(s) of new information and complete explanation of that information; include any written documentation
- Name(s) of who can present this information;
- Reason(s) why this information may contribute to a decision other than that which was originally made.
If it is believed there was a substantial violation of the citation procedure the appeal request must outline the following:
- Citation of specific procedural errors with appropriate reference;
- Reason(s) why procedural error was not mentioned in the original hearing; and
- Reason(s) why correction of error can contribute to a decision other than that which was originally made.
If after receiving the decision of the Technical Services Coordinator the student wishes further review of the appeal, the student should request the review directly by e-mailing Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. Request for review by Dr. Patterson must be made within five working days of the initial decision rendered. The decision of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students is final.