Parking Citations

Uniformed Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) can answer your questions and assist stranded motorists. Officers monitor entrances and exits of lots and garages, and enforce parking policies in lots, garages, and street parking.

Effective September 1, 2018, parking citations will be issued for:

Blocking loading docks/dumpsters $100
Exceeded time limit $50
Fraudulent decal/permit/hangtag $350
Illegal use of patient parking validations $350
Illegally parked in a handicapped zone $150
Invalid registration information $25
Late payment fee assessed 30 days past issuance of citation $15
Parking in fire lane $150
Parking in "No-Parking" zone $50
Parking in wrong direction $50
Parking privileges suspended $150
Reactivation of parking card $35
Unauthorized parking in dock area/reserved space $125
Unauthorized parking in patient/visitor space $100
Unauthorized parking $100
Unauthorized parking in Official Guest space $75

Parking Enforcement

Misuse of parking privileges or nonpayment of parking citations will result in additional fines, and eventually in the revocation of campus parking privileges. The offender's vehicle may also be towed, whether registered to them or not.

Anyone receiving a citation must:

  • Pay the fine at a Parking Services office (or file a written appeal) within 30 days, or a $15 late fee will be added to the original citation amount.
  • Provide Parking Services with the citation number when you pay.

UT Southwestern students, staff and faculty should appeal electronically (see “Manage Your Parking Account”) using their UTSW network ID and password. Supporting documents may be attached in the form of a jpeg or pdf. Appeals for citations older than 30 days will not be considered. Appellants have the right to appear in person before the committee. It is the appellant’s responsibility to request to be scheduled for the next committee meeting by emailing If you fail to schedule or appear your appeal will be read without you.

Please note that Parking Services office personnel cannot rule on individual cases and that verbal complaints do not serve as appeals. A Traffic Citation Appeals Committee meets monthly to review submitted appeal forms and rule on cases. Their decisions are final and cannot be re-appealed. Results are mailed directly to the appellants.

Citations (original and upheld by committee) not paid within 90 days will result in parking privileges being suspended. The current fee for parking on campus while privileges are suspended is $150 per occurrence. Citations may increase in cost from one fiscal year to the next, and payment will be at the highest rate.