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.  

Please note: Credit Cards are accepted and a convenience fee will be assessed. Payments may be made in the office using cash or checks.

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.



Permit/Registration Offense 1st offense – warning
2nd offense – $25 fine
3rd offense and beyond – $50 fine
Unauthorized Use of Permit $250 fine
Shared Permit $50 fine
Failure to register ADA Placard/Plate

1st offense - warning

2nd offense - $25 fine

3rd offense and beyond - $50 fine

Parked in ADA Space $250 fine
Parked in a No Parking Area $50 fine
Parked in loading dock $50 fine
Parked on grass $50 fine
Parked on sidewalk/landscape
$50 fine
Parked in Roadway/Drive $50 fine
Parked in Fire Lane
$50 fine  
Parked in Reserved Space/Area $50 fine  
Overtime in short term area $25 fine  
Not Parked in assigned area/lot

1st offense - warning

2nd offense and beyond - $50 fine

Outside designated space $25 fine  
Overtime in pay to park $15 fine  
Plate not facing drive aisle

1st offense - warning

2nd offense and beyond - $25 fine

Plate Obstructed $25 fine  
Boot Warning (only 1 per year) Warning  
Boot Violation
$50 fine (must be paid online)

Updated: 06/28/2024 03:34PM