New parking system

Starting in May 2024, we're migrating our parking payment and permitting services from HonkMobile to ParkEngage. On May 20, new walk-up paystations will be available in high-traffic areas. Permit purchases will remain in HONK until June 20. Get the details.

Penalties/Tickets (Citations)/Fines/Hearings:  

If your vehicle is parked in an unlawful parking spot or fashion, you, the owner/driver of the vehicle, are responsible regardless of who parked said vehicle. 

A violation of the Parking, Transportation, and Pedestrian Rules and Regulations may result in any number of consequences, including but not limited to, the receiving of a parking ticket requiring payment of a fine, towing of a vehicle and responsibility of the owner/driver for payment of related storage fees, student conduct proceedings, or suspension of campus parking privileges.

Student conduct proceedings: Students will be reported to Community Standards. This could result in forfeiture of parking permit for 30 days and the vehicle will not be permitted on, if said vehicle is found on campus during 30 day suspension of permit, the vehicle will be towed on sight. 

Holds: A hold may be placed on your account due to 3+ parking notices. To resolve this, provide a receipt to with your ID#, plate#, name, & USM email. Ensure prompt payment of outstanding notices via the parking services website or on the notice to facilitate the removal of the hold.

The violations are $55 to $250 in fines and additional fees. Including but not limited to:

  1. Unauthorized overnight parking
  2. Parking without authorized permit 
  3. Obstructing traffic
  4. Parking in a loading zone 
  5. Parking in a service vehicle zone 
  6. Parking in the wrong coded lot/spot and/or parking on roadway 
  7. Unauthorized Disability parking
  8. Blocking a fire hydrant, fire lane, or emergency parking space
  9. Driving or parking on sidewalks
  10. Impeding Snow Removal
  11. Payment to Park
  12. Expired Receipt
  13. No Permit
  14. Expired Permit
  15. Reserved Stall
  16. Parked in Monthly
  17. Wrong License Plate Number
  18. Handicap No Valid Permit
  19. Unauthorized Parking
  20. More Than One Space
  21. No Parking Zone
  22. Blocked Driveway/Aisle
  23. Parking without payment/permit/validation past 30min grace period.

All outstanding citations must be paid prior to obtaining a new permit. Dismissals will not be granted due to user error or parking in a wrong zone.

Citations and Appeals

  1. A person who wishes to appeal the receipt of a parking ticket must complete an online appeal and attach any supporting documentation within 30 days of receipt of the notice.
  2. Appeals may be submitted or filed to the email, fax, or mailing address listed on the citation received. After reviewing the facts, the Parking Services team will decide to void or dismiss. If email is used a response will received if following the full appeal process. USM Parking Services decision is final, no additional appeals will be given. Our vendors may help us to review or resolve all disputes.

Pay, Appeal, View

Phone: 877-302-7275 Email:,

Please note:
  • USM has contracted for the issuance of parking citations.
  • Additional fees are added at time of payment of notice by issuing company.
  • Unpaid notices will be assigned to debt collection after a certain # of days (stated on notice) and additional fees will incur.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a fine on my record that I am appealing. Can I still get a parking permit?

No. All outstanding fines, including those under appeal, must be paid in full, or the appeal must be approved.

What happens if I receive a bill for past due parking fines and I do not want to pay it?

Failure to pay parking fines may result in your vehicle being towed, and being reported to Community Standards and Student Financial Services for further consequences.

I parked on the street and got a ticket, what do I do?

The University of Southern Maine does not have control over street parking. You must contact the town where you received the citation. Look for contact information on your citation.


Illegal parking and If citations equal or exceed a total of $165 your vehicle may be towed. Citations do not need to be paid before releasing your vehicle. All towing fees must be paid to the towing company. Towing companies used are listed below. USM does not require your citation fee to be paid in order to release your vehicle from the tow company. When a vehicle has been towed, the vehicle owner should contact the towing company. A motor vehicle may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense including but not limited to:

  1. Vehicles parked on campus during 30 day permit suspension 
  2. A total of $165 or more have accumulated for student/employee/visitor member affiliated with vehicle(s) 
  3. Parking within twenty (20) feet of a fire hydrant or in a manner that impedes fire-fighting efforts 
  4. Obstructing a roadway or a fire lane 
  5. Parking in designated emergency or hashmark vehicle parking 
  6. Displaying invalid registration plates, or the abandonment of a vehicle for more than or equal to  30 days 
  7. Hindering snow removal operations/ snow ban rules.
  8. Unauthorized parking during University designated vacation periods, snowstorms and parking bans 
  9. Parked in a reserved or marked space.
  10. Parked in a restricted lot/or garage.
  11. Abandoned vehicle or in repair or appearance of. Or no movement in 30 days.
  12. No vehicle plate.


  • Nappi’s Towing: 207-797-4660
  • Yaz Towing: 207-400-7040


  • Phillips & Son: 207-839-4975
  • Wyman’s Auto Body: 207-839-6401