Violations and Fines

Parking enforcement efforts at BGSU result in a variety of violations, defined in the Parking Rules and Regulations. Permit holders are responsible for all violations issued to their registered vehicle and to any vehicle in which the permit is displayed. Violations associated with unregistered vehicles brought onto campus by faculty, staff and students for their use are the responsibility of that individual. Visitor violations are the responsibility of the registered vehicle owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have 10 calendar days to appeal a citation. If you are a student and you choose not to appeal, then that citation will automatically bill to your Bursar account on the 11th day.

For everyone else with a parking citation, you also have the same 10 day appeal window. If you choose not to appeal a statement will be generated on the 11th of every month. You will continue to get our statements for 3 months and then your account will be sent to collections.

We accept cash, check and all major credit/debit cards.  

We also accept online payment here

The boot removal fee must be paid online before the boot can be removed. Log in to the Manage Parking Portal in MyBGSU to pay the boot removal fee. During business hours, contact Parking Services at 419-372-2776 to have the boot removed once the fee is paid. After hours, the BGSU Police will answer requests to remove a boot once the fee is paid. 

If the vehicle is affiliated with a faculty or staff member, or a student, the boot fee must be paid before the boot can be removed. Other fines owed can be paid at a later date or will transfer to a student's Bursar account after 10 days. Your boot fee cannot be billed to the Bursar.

If the vehicle is not affiliated with a faculty or staff member, or a student, the boot fee and any other unpaid fees must be paid online to have the boot removed. You can pay those by creating a guest account.

A Parking Enforcement Officer (during business hours) and BGSU Police will meet you at the vehicle and remove the boot. The vehicle owner/operator must be present for the officers to remove the boot.

Contact Parking Services at 419/372-2776 during business hours to request a tow release. At all other times, contact BGSU Police Department at  419/372-2346. Vehicles will not be released from the towing company's impound lot without the proper authorization form Parking Services or BGSU Police Depatment.


Explanation & Fine

101 Permit/Registration Offense
1st offense – $0 fine
2nd offense – $25.00 fine
3rd offense and beyond – $50.00 fine
102 Reproduced/Illegal Use
1st offense – $250.00 fine
103 Parked in a Disability/ADA Space
1st offense – $0 fine
2nd offense - $250.00 fine
104 Parked in a Restricted Area
Each offense – $50.00 fine
105 Overtime in a 20 Minute Area
Each offense – $25.00 fine
106 Not Parked in Assigned Area/Lot
1st offense - $0 fine
2nd offense - $25.00 fine
3rd offense and beyond - $50.00 fine
107 Outside Designated Space
1st offense – $0 fine
2nd offense and beyond - $25.00 fine
108 Overtime in Meter/Prepay Space
All – $15.00 fine
109 No Front Plate
1st offense - $0 fine
2nd offense - $0 fine
3rd offense - $25.00 fine
110 Boot Warning
Only one boot warning per year
111 Boot Violation
Each offense - $50.00 fine

Updated: 11/16/2023 01:49PM