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Parking Citations

Enforcement of Policy
When parking in any location on university property, a valid hangtag must be visibly displayed (at all times) hanging from the vehicle's rearview mirror. If a citation is received for "no permit displayed", and you have a valid parking hangtag but failed to display the tag properly when you parked in your assigned lot/zone, please follow these steps to resolve the citation:

1st offense – Please bring the citation and your valid hangtag to Transportation & Parking Services to have the citation reduced to a warning.

2nd offense – Please bring the citation and your valid hangtag to Transportation & Parking Services to have the citation reduced to a $10.00 fine.

3rd offense – Citation stands as issued and cannot be appealed.

After receiving three citations, fines are raised to $50 for each additional citation. The University reserves the right to revoke the parking privilege of anyone who continually violates the parking regulations. Questions regarding the issuance of citations should be directed to Transportation & Parking Services.

Parking Citation Payment
Online click here
• Payment with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or Student Account
If you are a non-University affiliate, and have not previously registered for a guest account, please click here.

By mail:
• Check or money order payable to Princeton University
• Send to Transportation & Parking Services
• Postmark within 10 days of the date the citation was issued to avoid a late fee

In person:
• At Transportation & Parking Services
• Cash, check, money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or Student Account

Late Payment Penalties
A late fee of $10 is charged if payment is received after 10 days from citation issuance. Students who do not pay their parking fines within 10 days will have the amount (including the late fee) automatically charged to the student's account.

Abandoned Vehicles
Any vehicle parked on University property without a valid registration and license plate will be treated as abandoned. An abandoned vehicle will be towed and stored at the owner's expense. The University will dispose an abandoned vehicle if it is not reclaimed within 90 days.

Citation Appeal
After the Notice of Violation is issued, there is a 10 day period to file an appeal. At the end of the 10 day period, if payment or an appeal has not been received, the fine will be automatically charged a late fee of $10.

Customers who wish to appeal a parking citation must do the folllowing:

  1. Download the citations appeal form in PDF format.
  2. Complete the form and print.
  3. Either fax the completed form to (609) 258-7655 or send an email to with the completed form attached. You may also drop off the form in person to the Transportation & Parking Office.
  4. Appeals MUST be submitted within 10 days of the citation issue date.

All Fees must be paid no later than 10 days after receipt of notice to avoid late penalties. All Appeal Committee decisions are final. The following violations CANNOT be appealed:
• Medical, Handicap or Fire Lane
• Traffic obstruction
• Repeat violations that have been previously appealed
• Altered permit
• Display of lost/stolen hangtag or official business card
• Boots/tows cannot be appealed

Transportation & Parking Services does not accept coins as a form of payment for either citations or permit sales.


Location/Mailing Address
A Floor, New South Building
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 258-3157
Fax: (609) 258-7655


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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