Violations and Fines


Parking regulations are internal administrative regulations and do not replace state laws or municipal ordinances.

Failure to pay citations will result in the revocation of parking privileges. Once parking privileges are revoked vehicles parked on university property will be towed. Vehicles will also be towed whenever six unpaid tickets are accumulated. Vehicles parked in disabled spaces without a proper disabled permit or license plate, or parked in other no parking zones are subject to tow on the first offense.

The person in whose name a permit is issued is responsible for all violations received on any car displaying that permit.

No valid permit displayed

Permit required in ALL campus lots.

Improper Display of Permit

Only current, valid permits may be displayed; permit must be hung from rear view mirror post or clearly visible in the upper center of the windshield. If the vehicle does not have a rear view mirror, the permit must be clearly displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle dashboard.

Faculty Staff Area Violation

“ST” permit parking in designated “EM” lot.

Expired Meter

Any vehicle parking at a meter must pay the meter whether or not the vehicle displays a parking permit. Meters are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Permits are NOT valid at meters.

Line Straddling

Any vehicle parking across lines in designated spaces. Taking up more than one parking space or prohibiting use of the adjacent space by another vehicle.

Parking in Posted or Marked Areas

No parking zones, yellow curbs, fire hydrant or fire lane, yellow hash marked areas, crosswalk, blocking a drive or another vehicle, tow zone.

Stolen Permit

Displaying a counterfeit permit, altered permit, fraudulently obtained permit (person does not qualify for the permit), or permit reported lost or stolen.

Handicapped Violation

Parking in a disabled space without an “D” permit, disabled placard or disabled license plate issued to the driver/occupant of the vehicle.

Right to appeal

Parking citations may be appealed. Appeals are filed online at Appeals must be filed within 14 days of the date of the citation.

The Parking Committee consisting of an independent group of faculty, staff and students.

The decision of the Parking Committee is final.

Indiana University South Bend

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-520-4872