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What are the parking violations?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

Read about violations on the Fines & Appeals page.

How do I pay my fine for this ticket?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

The ticket itself gives instructions for payment or appeal; the back of the violation slip has specific instructions. The fastest way to pay or appeal is to go online to www.scapay.com, or just place a check in the envelope along with the violation slip and mail it to:

Plymouth State University Collection Authority
PO Box 2358
Santa Barbara, CA 93120-2358

What is scapay.com? Who am I sending my money to?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

Scapay.com stands for State Collection Authority Payment. This is a Web site operated through Iparq and thepermitstore.com to collect parking citation fines from all locations they serve. Your money for fines ends up back at Plymouth State University eventually; scapay just keeps track of the collections and credits your account at thepermitstore.com for any unpaid citations.

Why do my fines or appeal requests go to Santa Barbara?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

PSU Police contracts with Iparq, the parent company of thepermitstore.com, to manage permit sales, tracking and parking citations. Iparq is used at UNH, Keene State and many other colleges and universities in New Hampshire and across the country. Appeals and administrative review of parking permit requests are done on campus, by a hearings officer at University Police, using the Iparq system. So even though your appeal is done online, it is actually reviewed and decided on campus. Iparq collects the fines, sells and distributes the permits in cooperation with Plymouth State University. Parking rules and regulations, as well as enforcement of parking, is decided at PSU. Iparq just provides the system that we use.

What if I don't pay my fines?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

If the fines go unpaid for 30 days they will double and then be billed through the Bursar’s Office. Unpaid fines will be treated like any other charge on your Bursar bill and must be paid subject to the same policies as other charges, which may include being dropped from classes or not being allowed to register for classes or obtain transcripts.

Oops! I didn’t pay my tickets!

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

Any vehicle with three or more unpaid citations or five citations (paid or unpaid) during an academic year is subject to being towed or “booted” (University Police will apply an immobilizing device commonly known as the “boot”). Immobilization devices are kept on the vehicle for not more than 24 hours. After that, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense and will not be released until the issues are resolved with University Police. The owner is responsible for all costs associated with towing and storage of the vehicle. There is also a fee of $60.00 for the immobilization device in addition to any other violations or towing and storage fees.

This ticket wasn’t fair!

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

There is a citation appeal process that is done online at www.scapay.com. There is a $50.00 fine for appeals that are deemed to be inappropriate (due to language, etc.) or frivolous in nature. Once your appeal is decided, you will be notified by e-mail. If your appeal is denied, you have the right to a personal appeal, which can be arranged through University Police. It is important that you clearly state your reasons for the appeal so that the PSU officer who decides your appeal online can make a reasonable decision. The decision resulting from the personal appeal is final.

Citations must be appealed within 10 days of being issued, and fines that are not paid within 30 days of the date the citation is issued will be doubled. After 30 days, the fines for citations are sent to the Plymouth State University Bursar’s Office for billing, at which point fines can only be paid at the PSU Bursar’s Office. The Bursar’s Office cannot adjust or waive fines. Questions regarding fines can only be addressed through University Police. Appeals must be submitted online at www.scapay.com.

What is “Misuse of Permit”?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

Before obtaining a permit, it is your responsibility to read and understand the rules and regulations of parking at PSU. Anyone who provides false information to obtain a permit, obtains a permit for another person who is not qualified for a permit, alters, transfers or duplicates any permit or facsimile, or who knowingly obtains a permit for which he or she does not qualify, is subject to a fine of $100.00 and possible disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Programs, and may lose the privilege of bringing a vehicle onto PSU property. Duplication and sale or transfer of a permit may also result in arrest and prosecution. If you have a question about which permit you are qualified for, contact University Police before obtaining a permit to ensure that you receive the appropriate one. Other “misuse of permit” violations include applying your permit in the wrong place on your vehicle or failing to update your information on thepermitstore.com when you change vehicles.

If I never register my car with thepermitstore.com, they won't know who owns the car and won’t be able to bill me for any tickets I receive, right?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

Wrong. Of course we know who owns the car. University Police can identify cited vehicles through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Vehicles that park without a permit will be fined $100.00 per violation. Once the vehicle is identified it will be on the “boot” list and the citations will be submitted by thepermitstore.com to the PSU Bursar’s Office for billing. By then, fines will have doubled. Failure to obtain a permit won’t get you free parking. In fact, it will end up costing you much more in fines and you could end up unable to bring your vehicle to campus at all.

I don't have a car, but my roommate does. I qualify for a residential permit and he does not. Can I register his car under my name and let him use my permit?

April 16th, 2010 by Michael

No way. If you register your car under someone else’s name or allow them to register their car under your name, you are subject to a “misuse of permit” fine of $100.00, your permit will be revoked and your parking privileges suspended. You may also face further disciplinary action through the PSU Office of Student Conduct and Judicial Programs.

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Vehicles on Campus after Easter

April 17th, 2014 by Amanda

 

Students returning from Easter Break with Unpermitted vehicles MUST obtain temporary parking permits if the vehicles are going to be in PSU lots.  Students will then only be allowed to park in lot 603.

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