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Parking violation fees, daily parking rates changing

June 21, 2013

In support of expanding funding for alternative transportation initiatives, Parking Services will increase fines for violations, meter and daily parking rates for the first time since 2008.

carpool parking signHowever, parking permit fees, other than daily permit passes, will not increase in price.

The university is exploring transportation options, which will be funded by the increases, such as:

  • an on-campus shuttle to help students and employees get across campus without driving,
  • improve and build new bike paths as well as add bike racks, shelters and lockers to campus,
  • a bike share program,
  • carpool opportunities,
  • additional bus trips to campus by Transfort, and
  • expand the university’s Guaranteed Ride Home program, which provides employees with a ride home within a 50 mile radius if they used alternative transportation to reach campus but must go home in an emergency, such as their own illness or a sick child.

In addition, Parking Services is formalizing a practice that forgives the first ticket an employee or student receives within a 12 month period, as well as continuing to forgive the first ticket an individual receives at CSU, as long as the violations are not connected to parking illegally in a handicapped space.

Parking violation fine, daily pass increases

Daily pass rates will increase from $6 a day to $8 a day.

Meter pay stations will increase from $1 hour to $1.25 an hour. Parking fines are increasing in various amounts. For example, parking overtime in a metered space will increase from a $20 fine to a $30 fine. Parking without the required permit will increase from $30 to $45. Altering a permit will change from $150 to $225.

Information about parking permits

Parking permits for the next calendar year are on sale now and available online or in person at Parking Services in the Lake Street Garage. This year’s permits will be tied to the new virtual permit system, and any permit holder can register as many vehicles as they may use to one permit, as long as no more than one vehicle is parked on campus at a given time.

Learn more about Parking Services.


Contact: Parking Services
E-mail: parking@colostate.edu