UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

In accordance with UWS 18.05(6) and 18.06(44) any person who violates any provision of UWRF parking regulations may be issued a citation with a fine of up to $280.50.

Citation Violation Fine and Escalation Chart 
Violation Initial Fine After 14 Days After 90 Days After 365 Days
Warning Only/No Fine Due $0 $0 $0 $0
Failure/Improper
Permit Display
$5 $5 $10 $25
No Valid Permit $15 $25 $50 $100
No Parking 1-6 am $15 $25 $50 $100
20 min No Flasher $15 $25 $50 $100
20 min Exceeded $15 $25 $50 $100
Loading Zone $15 $25 $50 $100
Time Exceeded

(Pay By Space or Expired Meter)

$15 $25 $50 $100
Parked Wrong Direction $15 $25 $50 $100
Parked in more than 1 space $15 $25 $50 $100
Snow Removal Violators
$15 $25 $50 $100
No Parking Area
$30 $50 $75 $100
State Vehicle or Police Parking Space
$30 $50 $75 $100
Blocking Access $30 $50 $75 $100
Grass
$30 $50 $75 $100
Sidewalk
$30 $50 $75 $100
Reserved Space $30 $50 $75 $100
Fire Lane $55 $55 $100 $200
Physically Challenged Parking Only $100 $100 $150 $200
Chronic Violator $100 $100 $100 $100
Tow Assessment Fee $20 $20 $20 $20
Tow (price varies
due to unlock or dolly)
$50-120 $50-120 $50-120 $50-120
Illegal Use of Permit $50 $75 $100 $200
Improperly Obtained Permit $50 $75 $100 $200
Fraudulent Permit* $200 $200 $200 $200

Additional citations, fines and escalation amounts apply.

* This fine also carries revocation of parking privileges for the current and following academic year. If a permit is revoked, there will be no refund of the permit value.

Vehicles remaining in violation will be subject to additional citations. Citations will be reissued for the same violation each 24 hour period.

Payments may be made at the UW-River Falls Parking Office, 103 Regional Development Institute, by U.S. mail, campus mail, or through University collection drop boxes located at 103 Regional Development Institute. Unpaid fines are subject to escalate at 14, 90 and 365 days. Fines may continue to escalate up to $200. Some restrictions may apply.

Citation Appeals

A citation may be appealed by completing a Parking Citation Appeal within 14 days of the citation date. Appeals are heard by a committee 2 times a semester during the academic year. The committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff of the University. The decision of the Parking Appeal Committee is binding to both the appellant and the Parking Department. 

Seldom granted appeals include: lack of knowledge of the parking regulations, forgetfulness/late for class, inability to find a parking space, parking in a reserved or physically challenged space without displaying a proper permit, receiving information about parking from another source besides the Parking Department, using your flashers to indicate that you will "only be a minute," and parking in a fire lane. 

Citations received in the metered lots can only be appealed on the basis of meter malfunction. A Meter Citation Appeal must be received within 14 days of the citation date. A malfunction status can change at anytime, therefore it is in the citation holders best interest to appeal the citation immediately.

To file an appeal, please click on the link at the top left of this page.