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Citations and Appeals

The online citation system is valid only for users with a University username and password, and it works best when viewed in Safari and Firefox browsers.  

If you do not have a Clemson University username and password, enter the license plate number on your citation to view your citation.  

In-person payments at Parking & Transportation Services may be made with cash, checks, Tiger Stripe card, Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express. Online transactions require payment with a Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express card.

Parking Citation Penalties

Effective date: July 1, 2022

Parking Citation Penalties
Violation Penalty (50% discount applied if paid
within 15 calendar days)
Vehicle Towed
and Impounded
Habitual Violator
Habitual Violator
Vehicle Towed
and Impounded
No Valid Permit $106 $188 $156 $238
Invalid Permit For Disability Access $1,000 $1,082 $1,050 $1,132
Invalid Permit For Service Vehicle Zone $60 $142 $110 $192
Invalid Permit For Visitor Zone $60 $142 $110 $192
Invalid Permit For Employee Zone $60 $142 $110 $192
Invalid Permit For Student Zone $30 $112 $80 $162
Parking Overtime $30 $112 $80 $162
Parking In Fire Lane $74 $156 $124 $206
Improper Pkg (Obstruction) $74 $156 $124 $206
Improper Pkg (Not In Space) $74 $156 $124 $206
Other Parking Violation $30 $112 $80 $162
No Permit For Reserved Event Zone $30 $112 $80 $162
Expired Meter $30 $142 $80 $162
Failure to Display Permit $30 $112 $80 $162
Over Meter Limit $30 $142 $80 $162
Impound Bicycle from Unauthorized Area N/A $40 N/A N/A


Administrative Sanctions 

A-01 Habitual Violators 

  1.  Persons and/or vehicles with six (6) or more parking citations in the current parking year (the period of time that annual parking permits are valid) are classified as Habitual Violators.  The penalty for parking citations issued after the sixth one will be increased by fifty dollars ($50.00) and will not be eligible for the on-time payment discount. 
  2. Persons and/or vehicles who receive 10 or more citations in a parking year will have parking privileges revoked for the remainder of the parking year.


Penalty amounts are shown on the day of citation issue. Citations become past-due when not paid within 15 calendar days of the date of issue.

Except for Towing and Habitual Violator Violations, the penalty amount may be discounted by 50 percent if paid within 15 calendar days.

Towing Penalties increase by $7 per day due to the impound fee. The penalty also increases on the 15th day after citation issue — the day the citation becomes past-due. 

How to retrieve a towed and impounded vehicle 

All unpaid parking citations must be paid before impounded vehicles will be released. 

Penalties may be paid the following ways: 

  • At Parking & Transportation Services during regular business hours (cash, check, credit card and Tiger Stripe accepted). 
  • At the Clemson University Police Department during nonbusiness hours (only credit cards accepted). 
  • Online on our website. If you choose to pay online, you must pay all outstanding citations and print your receipt. Then, you will need to take your receipt to Parking Services (during regular office hours) or the Clemson University Police Department if our office is closed for an escort to the impound lot. 

Parking Citation Appeals

If you received a parking citation and would like to appeal it, you can complete the formal appeal process through the Parking Appeal Hearing Officers by entering an appeal online. Appeal results will be emailed to you. Parking Services is not involved with the appeals process.  

General Citation Appeal Information  

Appeals must be filed online. 

Appeals must be filed within ten (10) days of the issue date of the citation. Late appeals will not be considered. 

Any person cited for a violation of the parking regulations may waive their right to appeal by paying the assessed penalty within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the violation. 

Explain your reason for appeal. Be specific and thorough in your explanation. 

If you have evidence that you would like to be considered as part of your appeal, you can attach it to your online appeal. 

Failure to receive notice of the citation does not extend the appeal period. If you park illegally, you should assume that you have been cited. 

The Parking Appeal Hearing Officers' decision will be communicated via email; however, it is ultimately your responsibility to follow up with your appeal. If you do not receive an email regarding the decision, you may follow up by contacting Parking and Transportation Services at 864-656-2270. 

  • Student, Faculty and Staff Appeal Procedure
    • If the citation is reduced, the fine must be paid by the deadline within the Hearing Officers' decision. If your ticket is affirmed (guilty), your appeal does not extend the fifteen (15) calendar-day discount period. This fifteen (15) calendar day automatic discount runs from the date the citation is issued. If the citation is past the fifteen (15) day period when a decision to affirm your ticket is entered, the fine will escalate to the full amount at midnight on the date the decision is entered. The discount does not apply to habitual violator citations. 
    • Any person desiring to appeal the decision of the Parking Appeal Hearing Officers must petition the second-level Parking Review Board in writing within five (5) calendar days of the initial decision. The Parking Review Board includes students, faculty and staff. Upon exercising your right to appeal to the Parking Review Board, you will be required to appear in person at a hearing that will be scheduled for you. Second-level appeal forms will be available at the office of Parking and Transportation Services at 310 Klugh Ave.  
    • Any person desiring to appeal the decision of the Parking Review Board must petition the Parking Review Judicial Officer in writing within five (5) calendar days of the decision of the Parking Review Board. Third-level appeal forms are available at Parking and Transportation Services at 310 Klugh Ave. Online or email submissions will not be accepted or considered for third-level appeals. The petition must clearly and concisely state the ground(s) for appeal. The Parking Review Judicial Officer may summarily decline to entertain any such appeal. The decision of the Parking Review Judicial Officer is final. 
  • Visitor and Vendor Appeal Procedures
    1. Create a Clemson University Parking Account if you have not created an account previously. In order to appeal a citation, you must have a valid email address and know the make, model, year, color and license plate of the vehicle. If you have previously created an account to purchase a permit or appeal a citation, please log in using your existing information.
    2. New users will need to add their vehicle information.
    3. From the "Parking Account Main" screen, click "Appeal Citations.” It is the third item from the bottom in the list.
    4. Complete the appeals process by following in the prompts. You will need the citation number and the license plate number associated with the citation to complete the process.
    5. Explain your reason for appeal. Be specific and thorough in your explanation. If you have evidence that you would like to be considered as part of your appeal, you can attach it to your online appeal.

    Please note that if you are not able to appeal the citation online, you must go to Parking and Transportation Services to complete a written appeal form. Appeals must be made within ten (10) calendar days of the date the citation was issued. 

Deadlines will not be extended due to your failure to follow up in a timely manner!  


Appeal online