Why Did I Get A Parking Ticket? I Was Only There For 5 Minutes! (for more information, check FAQ'S
In an effort to provide efficient parking, the campus lots are restricted to certain users. When an unregistered car parks in a lot or a registered car parks in the wrong lot, it disrupts the normal parking operation of the campus.
Thus, the tickets are written for vehicles which are parked in handicapped spaces, for failure to display a valid permit, parking in restricted areas, parking in drive/service areas or no parking zones, expired parking meters, parking on the grass or sidewalk and other violations.
Parking tickets can be paid in person at the CMU Police Parking Services or at the Student Service Court in the Bovee University Center. The ticket and payment can also be placed in one of the yellow "Fine-O-Meter" boxes located at the University Center, Rowe Hall, Hopkins Court, Lot 10 near Warriner Hall, and the CMU Police Department. Payment may also be sealed in the ticket itself, which is also an envelope, and placed in the U. S. Mail with the proper postage affixed to the address side of the ticket envelope.