Citations (Tickets)

The university issues parking citations (tickets) for a variety of offenses including not displaying a valid permit, parking in the incorrect lot, and illegal parking (e.g., in a handicap spot or in front of a fire hydrant). For a complete list, please see the parking rules and regulations section.

All outstanding citations must be paid prior to obtaining a new permit.

Pay Citations Online

The USM Parking Portal is available to anyone to pay citations and is the quickest method to clear your fine. You must have the citation number available in order to use the Portal.


If you receive a parking ticket and wish to appeal the violation, you must complete an online citation appeal form within 10 days of receiving the ticket.

After reviewing the facts, the Parking Services Supervisor will contact you with a decision within 10 days.