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 on Tram Path $100
- Fire Lane $100
- Handicap Space $200
- Maintenance Space $50
- Restricted/Reserved Space $100 (Example: Student parked in visitors, maintenance, faculty/staff lot or not in designated/assigned lot)
- On Grass or Sidewalk $50
- No Parking Permit $75
- LEV Space $50
- Parked in Residential Life space $100
- 20-Minute Space $50
- Loading Zone $50
- Vehicle towed $100
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 been called to tow a vehicle, the owner is responsible for paying the fine and tow fee (or arranging payment per the options below) prior to picking up the vehicle. All non-registered vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.
All vehicles without a permit are subject to be towed. If a vehicle on campus is towed, the owner is responsible for paying the fine and tow fee prior to picking up the vehicle. If the tow truck has arrived on the scene to tow a vehicle, the owner must pay the fine and towing fee.
Towing Fee $100
Parking Fine- Depending on violation
**The total fine/fee to release the vehicle is $100 plus the cost of the parking violation fine.**
Football Game Day tows are fined for the “Tow Only”, which is $100.
Tow-away zones include the areas listed below. Vehicles parked in these areas, in violation of the rules, may be towed immediately.
Tow-away zones include:
- any traveled portion of a street and/or parking lot
- fire lanes
- spaces restricted/reserved for live-in staff
- handicap spaces
- maintenance spaces
- tram path
- students/faculty/staff parked in designated visitor spaces
- students parked in faculty/staff (FS) lots (year round)
- 20-minute spaces
- 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)
Five or more parking violations
Five or more parking violations during the academic year may result in a vehicle being towed.
All fees and fines must be paid online at https://www.elon.edu/parking/tickets.
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.
Students: Students may either pay for the tow online at https://www.elon.edu/parking/tickets/ and then come to Campus Safety and Police (Oaks Commons) to pick up the tow slip in order to pick up their vehicle OR they may come to Campus Safety and Police (Oaks Commons) and state they wish to add the charge to their student account and then they will receive the tow slip in order to pick up their vehicle.
Employees and Non-Students: Employees and Non-Students must pay for the tow online at https://www.elon.edu/parking/tickets/ and then come to Campus Safety and Police (Oaks Commons) to pick up the tow slip in order to pick up their vehicle.
Please note that your obligation to pay for a tow begins from the time a tow truck is contacted and dispatched and not when they arrive on scene.
Anyone wishing to appeal a parking citation or decision must submit an appeal within seven (7) days of the violation (by 5:00pm).
Electronic version of appeal form must be filled out online at: https://www.elon.edu/parking/tickets (must log in with a valid Elon username and password)
The initial review will be conducted by the Campus Safety and Police who will render an initial decision. 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 first appeal and the student wishes further review, the student can file a second appeal through the www.elon.edu/parking/tickets website. The second appeal will be reviewed by the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. The second appeal must be made within five working days of the initial decision from the first appeal. The decision of the Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students is final.