Parking Violations and Penalties

Parking violations include failure to display a valid permit, blocking a fire lane, parking in other than the lot designated on the vehicle’s permit, parking in a prohibited area, and conduct prejudicial to the rights of other permit holders.

Parking Violation Fees

Violation Type Fine
Assigned Permit Not Displayed Properly $5
Visitor Permit Invalid/Not Displayed Properly $15
Parking at Other than Designated Lot 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
Subsequent - $90 
No Visible Parking Permit Displayed 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
3rd Violation - $90
Expired or Invalid Permit 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
3rd Violation - $90 
Blocking Fire Lane 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
Subsequent - $90 Fine + Tow** 
Parking in a Handicap Zone 1st Violation - $60 Fine + Tow**
2nd Violation - $180 Fine + Tow**
Subsequent - $200 Fine, Permit Revocation, + Tow** 
Snow Emergency Violation $60 Fine + Tow**
Parking in a Prohibited Area (other) 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
Subsequent - $90 Fine + Tow** 
Parking in More than One Space $75
Vandalism $200 + Permit Revocation
Use of Fraudulent Parking Permit $200 + Permit Revocation
Buses Improperly Parked $100
Providing Lot Access to Unauthorized Vehicle $200 Fine + Permit Revocation
Other 1st Violation - $30
2nd Violation - $60
3rd Violation - $90
Subsequent - $90 + Tow** 
Unpaid Parking Violations Permit Revocation + Tow**
** Towing cost and storage fees are payable to the towing company and are in addition to the fine.

Fines are payable within twenty-one (21) calendar days of issuance. Failure to pay fines within the allotted time period may jeopardize future parking privileges. Vehicles with outstanding parking violations are subject to towing at owner’s expense if parked in a University lot.

Arrangements for payment of fines by credit card can be made online via the Online Violation Payments/Appeals program, in person at the Transportation Office during business hours, or by mail sent to Brown University, Transportation Office, Box 1865, Providence, RI 02912.

Parking Violation Appeals

An individual who has received notice of a parking violation may appeal the fine within ten (10) days of issuance of the violation via the Appeals Section of the ParkAdmin Online Parking System. After the 10 day appeal period has expired, the ticket will no longer be eligible for appeal.

The Administration will render a decision within fifteen (15) business days after the appeal has been received. The ParkAdmin Online Parking System will generate an email notifying the appellant of the Administration’s decision. It is the responsibility of the person filing the appeal to provide a current email in the ParkAdmin system, as the appeal decisions are supplied by email.

Anyone who has difficulty filing an appeal through the Online Violation Payments/Appeals program may visit the Transportation Office for assistance.

About the Appeals Board

A six-member Parking Appeals Board administers the appeals process. The Transportation Manager chairs and assists the Board, but is not a voting member. The Parking Appeals Board has the power to affirm, reverse, or modify the fine imposed. All decisions of the Parking Appeals Board are final and binding.