Tickets and Citations

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You can pay your ticket by mail, in person or online through the Parking and Transportation E-Business Center. You can pay by phone with a credit card. 

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Parking Tickets and Citations

If you violate a parking regulation, you may receive a parking ticket (also known as a citation or summons). After you get a ticket, you can choose to pay the fine, or appeal the ticket.

Pay a Parking Ticket

Pay a Parking Ticket

You can pay for a parking ticket online, in person, by mail or by phone. All payments must be made in U.S. funds (accepted payment types vary by location and are noted on this page). Payment of the fine constitutes a plea of guilty to the specified violation. Please note your ticket number and/or license number with your payment.

Holds on Student Accounts

Holds on student accounts are not automatically removed. Please notify Parking and Transportation Services after you have made a payment. When you contact us, we will confirm that payment was made and, if your account is in order, we will remove the hold.  We can typically remove a hold immediately if you call us, or within 1-2 business days if you contact us by email.

Pay Online

You can pay your parking ticket online through the Parking and Transportation Services E-Business Center.

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Pay in Person

To pay a ticket in person, visit one of the following locations during their regular business hours.

Location Accepted Forms of Payment
Parking and Transportation Office
106 Spaulding Quad
North Campus
  • Personal checks
  • Cashier checks
  • Money orders
  • Campus Cash
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
1Capen Hall
North Campus
  • Personal checks
  • Cashier checks
  • Money orders
  • Campus Cash
  • Cash
All Payments Must Be Made in U.S. Funds

Checks and money orders should be U.S. funds only, made payable to University at Buffalo. To ensure proper credit, please record the ticket number and your license plate number on your payment.

Pay by Mail

To pay by mail, send your payment by mail to:

Parking and Transporation Office
106 Spaulding Quad
UB North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

The postmark date on the envelope will be the payment date.

Payment methods accepted by mail:

  • Personal checks
  • Cashier checks
  • Money orders

To ensure proper credit, please record the ticket number and your license plate number on your payment.

Pay by Phone

To pay by phone using your credit card, call Parking and Transportation office:

Parking and Transportation Services

106 Spaulding Quad

Phone: 716-645-3943; Fax: 716-645-3944

Email: ub-parking@buffalo.edu

Appeal a Parking Ticket

Appeal a Ticket

You may appeal a ticket if you feel that the parking ticket was not consistent with parking regulations, or if there are extenuating circumstances that may excuse you from complying with regulations. When you appeal a ticket, the parking fine is placed on hold until a decision is made.

Appeals Due Within 15 Days

Your completed appeal form or letter must be received by the Campus Parking Violations Office within 15 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued. Failure to pay or appeal within 15 days constitutes a plea of guilty. All fines increase if not paid or appealed within 15 days.

Step 1. Submit Your First Appeal

Complete and submit the appeal form through the Parking and Transportation E-Business Center, describing why the ticket is unwarranted. You will receive a decision within 1-3 weeks.

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Step 2: If You Are Not Satisfied With the First Appeal Decision, Request and Attend an In-Person Hearing

If your first appeal is denied and you wish to further contest the violation, you must submit an in-person hearing request form. This form will be mailed to you along with the denial of your first appeal.

  • You must submit the in-person hearing request form within 10 calendar days of your first appeal decision date. 
  • In-person hearings are scheduled before an appeals officer and are heard under oath.
  • At this hearing, you can make sworn statements and provide further evidence in support of your appeal.
  • Hearings are tape recorded and are approximately 15 minutes long.
  • At the end of the hearing, you will be provided with the outcome, as well as information about how to appeal this decision.
  • If you are found guilty at the hearing, you must pay the fine. If you decide to take it to the next step, panel review, and is overturned, you will be refunded. 

Step 3. If You Are Not Satisfied With the In-Person Hearing Decision, Request a Panel Review

A panel of university faculty, staff and student members is available to review the decisions made at prior appeals.

  • If you were found guilty due to an error in fact or law, or if you were not afforded due process, the panel may choose to reverse the hearing officer’s previous decision. (If these criteria are not met, the panel cannot reverse the decision.)
  • Panel meetings are not hearings or re-hearings; you do not appear at these meetings.
  • You will be notified by mail of the panel’s decision regarding your appeal. This is the final step of the appeals process.

Parking Ticket Fees

Parking Ticket Fees

These fees are for various violations as outlined in Parking & Traffic Regulations Part 572, Section 8 NY Code of Rules and Regulations.

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Violation No.

Description

Amount

With Late Penalty (after 15 calendar days)

1.

Winter/Overnight Parking Prohibited

$30.00

$50.00

2.

Parked within 15 Feet of Fire Hydrant

$50.00

$70.00

3.

Parking in Fire Lane

$50.00

$70.00

4.

Handicap Area

$100.00

$120.00

5.

Expired Meter

$30.00

$50.00

6.

Parked on Grass

$30.00

$50.00

7.

Less Than 20 Feet From Crosswalk

$50.00

$70.00

8.

Blocking Driveway

$50.00

$70.00

9.

Vehicle More Than 12 in. From the Curb

$30.00

$50.00

10.

Parked on Roadway

$30.00

$50.00

11.

Parked on Sidewalk

$50.00

$70.00

12.

No Parking, Stopping, Standing Zones

$50.00

$70.00

13.

Parking in Restricted Zone

$30.00

$50.00

14.

Parked Beyond Authorized Time Limit

$30.00

$50.00

15.

No Valid Permit

$30.00

$50.00

16.

Parked Within Intersection

$50.00

$70.00

17.

Double Parked

$50.00

$70.00

18.

No Student Permit

$30.00

$50.00

19.

Parked Against the Direction of Authorized Traffic Movement

$50.00

$70.00

20.

Parked in Loading Zone

$50.00

$70.00

21.

Parked Outside Designated Space

$30.00

$50.00

22.

No Faculty, Staff Permit

$30.00

$50.00

23.

No Child Center Permit

$30.00

$50.00

24.

Parked Straddling Lines

$30.00

$50.00

25.

Parked Beyond Double Yellow Line

$30.00

$50.00

26.

Other (with comment & description) *

$30.00

$50.00

27.

Triple Parking

$50.00

$70.00

28.

Mini Tow Fee

$50.00

N/A

29.

Towing Fee

$75.00

N/A

30.

Parked In Student Apartment Lot Without Sticker

$30.00

$50.00

31.

Parked Without Valid State Registration

$30.00

$50.00

32.

Stolen/Forged/Altered/Illegally obtained permit

$50.00

$70.00

*Violations issued for Other refer to parking infractions that may not be set forth in this article. Issuing officer will provide a clear description of the parking impact, consistent with New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law.

Towing and Booting

Any vehicle parked illegally on campus with six or more unpaid tickets is subject to towing or booting at registrants’ expense. Vehicles double or triple parked, blocking roadways or parked illegally in handicap or clinic areas are subject to immediate towing. Abandoned vehicles will be towed and impounded in accordance with New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws. Individuals who are towed or booted will be required to pay a release charge as well as all fines, or make a payment agreement, before the vehicle is released.

  • Parking and Transportation Services utilizes a boot, or vehicle immobilization device, when vehicles have more than six unpaid citations. Notice will be provided to the owner of the vehicle before a boot is placed on a car giving them an opportunity to reach Parking and Transportation Services and resolve the matter.
  • An immobilization notice containing instructions on how to have the boot removed will be attached to the vehicle driver's side window. 
  • If a vehicle is towed or immobilized, the registered driver/owner responsible must report to the Parking Services Office (Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm) or the University at Buffalo Police Department (after Parking office business hours) to make arrangements to recover the vehicle. Customers must pay a $70 boot removal fee and any unpaid citations associated with the vehicle prior to removal.
A Booted Vehicle Can Still Receive Citatons

An illegally parked vehicle will still receive citations while the boot is in place; removal of the boot as soon asĀ possible is highly recommended. Once a vehicle has been booted, the registered driver/owner will be responsible for all feesĀ incurred (including citations incurred and boot removal fee).

Contact Us

Parking and Transportation Services
106 Spaulding Quad
Phone: 716-645-3943
Fax: 716-645-3944
Email: ub-parking@buffalo.edu
Email: ub-busing@buffalo.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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