Our intent is that questions regarding parking citations will be answered via the information below. All citation appeals need to be submitted (see link below) within 5 days of the violation if the appeal is to be considered.
Parking Citation Appeal Form
Filing an appeal does not guarantee that it will be granted, however appealing persons will receive an email confirmation that the appeal is in process within 2 weeks of submitting the appeal. As a reminder, all Seattle University parking facilities are enforced 24/7, and appropriate parking permits are required at all times.
A. The fines or penalties which may be assessed for violations of these regulations are those detailed below:
B. Additions or other changes to this list will be published as needed and will be available in the Public Safety Office.
A. The following descriptions provide brief summaries of specific violations regulations.
B. The Director of the Public Safety and Transportation may provide clarification on specific violations to meet the objectives of these regulations.
Upon probable cause to believe that a violation of these regulations has occurred, an appropriate summons or parking/traffic violation notice may be issued by the Public Safety Department setting forth the date, the approximate time, the locality, and the nature of the violation. Such citation may be served by delivering or mailing a copy thereof to the alleged violator, by attaching or affixing a copy thereof to the vehicle or bicycle allegedly involved in such violation or by placing a copy thereof in some prominent place within such vehicle. Service by mail shall be accomplished by placing a copy of the citation in the mail addressed to the alleged violator at the address shown on the records of the Office of the Registrar, the Human Resources Office or Academic Personnel Records for that person, or any other last known address of that person.
Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered (licensed) shall be responsible for any parking violations of said vehicle and for all offenses other than moving violations under these regulations. It shall be no defense that said vehicle was illegally parked or used by another, unless it be shown that at such time said vehicle was being used without the consent of the registered (licensed) owner thereof: Provided, that the lessee of a commercially rented or leased vehicle alone shall be responsible for any parking of such vehicle and for all violations of these regulations committed while the vehicle is being leased or rented, if the registered (licensed) owner of such vehicle furnished the Public Safety Department with a copy of the renting or leasing contract stating the name and address of the renter or lessee.
Upon showing of good cause or mitigating circumstances, the Director of Public Safety or his/her designee may impose a lesser fine than those established in these regulations, or may suspend the fine.
Any vehicle with one or more outstanding parking violations is subject to impound upon any subsequent parking violations.
Any vehicle parked upon Seattle University property may be subject to impoundment for cause as specified under these regulations. The University and its officers, employees and agents shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impoundment.
Citation Notices shall clearly indicate that failure to respond by either payment of the fines or a written contest will result in a judgment against the owner and that failure to comply with an order of the Public Safety Department will subject the vehicle to impoundment if it is found parked on University property.Back to Top
A vehicle not subject to impoundment under Seattle University Parking Regulations may be impounded after notice of such proposed impoundment has been securely attached to and conspicuously displayed on said vehicle for a period of twenty-four (24) hours prior to such impoundment when such is abandoned for 24 hours or longer.