University parking violations are payable at the Business Office in Voorhees Hall during normal business hours. Payment also may be mailed to the university as noted on the violation. The penalty increases if not paid within 10 business days of the violation date. Outstanding unpaid parking tickets will be placed on the student's account with the university.
People who receive an excessive number of parking violations will be classified as an habitual parking offender (HPO). Habitual offenders are subject to additional disciplinary sanctions. If a vehicle or person receives in excess of five valid parking violations, the vehicle is subject to being ticketed by the city of Waukesha police and towed at the owner's expense.
Students are responsible for the vehicles they use on university property and any violations issued thereon, even if the vehicle's registration is in their parent's name, or in the name of some other member of the immediate family, or other person. If any guest receives a violation while parked on university property, the charge might be assigned to the student of whom he/she is a guest. This includes relatives and friends of the student visiting Carroll.
If you wish to contest a parking violation, you must do so in writing within 10 business days of the violation. Appeal forms are online or available from the Public Safety Center, 208 Wright St. Appeals are reviewed by the Parking Appeals Committee. The committee normally meets once a month. Additional meetings might occur as needed.
While tickets are being appealed, the fine will not increase as long as the appeal was turned into the Public Safety Center before the end of the 10 day grace period. Tickets appealed after the grace period will not be removed from a bill unless the appeal is upheld. Tickets on a bill will not be removed during the appeals process. After the committee decides the appeal, the results will be sent to the appellant via email. Copies of the decision will also be sent to the Business Office.
Parking policies, regulations and limitations may be added or changed as deemed necessary and notification made via the Public Safety Web site and/or other means. All questions about the parking regulations should be directed to the Public Safety Center.
Parking Appeals Information
On your appeal, state the reason(s) you feel the citation was issued in error.
Invalid reasons for appeal
If any of the reasons listed below are why you are appealing a ticket, the appeal will be denied.
- Personal convenience is NOT a valid reason for violating the rules.
- How long you were parked in violation: Officers will issue a citation to any vehicle parked in violation of regulations. An appeal that states that the vehicle was only parked for two minutes, five minutes, etc. is not considered valid. Parking restrictions are enforced regardless of the duration of violation.
- Your need to get to class/work/an appointment on time: It typically requires some time to locate a parking spot within a campus lot or nearby street. It is suggested that drivers plan their schedules so that there is sufficient time to find and park in a legal spot.
- Lack of a parking spot near your destination: Parking spots are limited and the campus parking system does not guarantee a space in a specific lot. Drivers must be in a legal spot in a lot valid for their issued permit or a nearby city street or lot.
- A restricted/prohibited violation during evening or weekend hours: All parking restrictions and prohibitions are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days a year.
- The need to load or unload: With the exception of several spots with time restrictions, all loading/unloading parking permission requires prior authorization from the Department of Public Safety.
- The appellant's assertion that he or she did not see the sign or line markings: It is the driver's responsibility to know the parking regulations and to note and comply with all posted signage, notices, and line markings.
- Ignorance of parking rules: Parking regulations are clearly published in the student handbook and online. It is the driver's respon- sibility to know the parking regulations and to note and comply with all posted signage, notices, and line markings.
- An appeal from a guest/visitor stating that he/she was not aware of the parking regulations: It is well publicized that students, faculty, and staff are responsible for obtaining a valid parking permit for their guests. The campus associated individual can and should ensure that their guest does not experience a parking problem.
- The assertion that the student forgot his/her permit: Drivers must display a permit in order to park legally. Make sure your permit is attached to the lower left side of the vehicles rear window by its own adhesive. If your permit is damaged or missing, notify the Department of Public Safety.
- A vehicle malfunction: Drivers who experience a vehicle malfunction and cannot move their vehicle (for example: parked in a lot that prohibits overnight parking) should make arrangements with a service station to either repair or tow their vehicle. Short term authorization to remain parked may be granted from the Department of Public Safety.
- Overnight Parking: Overnight permits are available for purchase at the Campus Center information desk and are valid for lots 9, 10,and 12.
- Medical Conditions: Only valid state-issued special permits or plates are recognized for handicap parking purposes. You may call the Department of Public Safety who can arrange a ride to your on-campus destination.
- Different Vehicle: Notify the Department of Public Safety prior to parking a different vehicle on campus.
- Personal Safety Concerns: Call the Department of Public Safety for an escort if you have safety concerns about walking to your destination.
The Parking Appeals Committee is made up of students and decisions are final.
If students have questions regarding parking violation appeals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.