Citations and Fines

Parking Services

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The registered owner of a vehicle and/or the permit holder is responsible for their vehicle's parking violations.  Citations issued to family owned vehicles of students may become the responsibility of the UW-Stout student.

Parking control signs or meter mechanisms that have been stolen, vandalized, or defaced are not a valid defense against issue of a parking citation.

Table of Fines

Please click on each violation to find further information.

Prohibited Parking - $25 ↓

Parking is prohibited at all times on university grounds, walkways, and any area not specifically designed as a parking area.  Parking is also prohibited where it creates a safety hazard, interferes with use of university facilities, interferes with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or where it violates any provision of Wis Stats. 346.52 or 346.53.

Overnight - $25 ↓

University Staff parking permits do not authorize overnight parking. Staff should not park overnight in their regular permit lot.

The driver of a fleet vehicle may park in the fleet area of Lot 27, south of the General Services building. Ask Fleet vehicle staff for directions to the fleet area within Lot 27.

Passengers of a fleet vehicle cannot park their personal vehicles in the Lot 27 fleet area. Passengers should obtain an overnight permit from Parking Services prior to parking overnight.

Residents students with residence hall parking lot permits should remain parked in their usual parking lot.

Any student without a residence hall parking permit must obtain an overnight parking permit from Parking Services.

Students traveling for athletic events, school sponsored events, etc must obtain their own parking permit from Parking Services.

Display of Previous Citation - $25 ↓

A previously issued citation cannot be displayed on a vehicle when it is parked at a later time and/or in a different location. Display of a previously issued citation is considered prima facie evidence of intent to park illegally through deception. Display of a previous citation, while a vehicle is parked illegally, will result in issue of a "fraudulent display" citation in addition to any action taken to sanction the vehicle's current parking violation.

Disabled Space - $35

UW-Stout faculty/staff and students must display a valid UW-Stout disability permit to park in campus disabled spaces.

Sidewalk/Campus Grounds - $35

Parking on campus sidewalks or grounds is prohibited unless prior authorization is received.

Permit Misuse - $50 ↓

This fine is issued to vehicles displaying a temporary permit that has been altered (either valid lot or valid date).

Unauthorized Permit Use - $100

A parking permit is the designated university identification card for authorized use of parking facilities. The permit is the property of UW-Stout and is provided for the use of a specific customer under the restrictions and guidelines outlined in the permit use agreement. Resale, unauthorized transfer, use by a non-registered user, duplication, alteration, or misrepresentation is a violation under UWS Ch. 18 and 943.20 (1) (a), Wis. State Statutes. Sanctions for misuse of a permit include fines authorized under Ch. 18 and revocation of parking privileges.

Closed Parking Lot - $100

Special circumstances (move-in, semester break, etc.) may present the need to close a parking lot. This citation is issued if a vehicle is parked in a closed lot.

Improper Permit Display - $2 ↓

Display of a permit is required.  Any vehicle parked on campus during hours of regulation must display a permit before it is parked.  A permit must be displayed hanging face out from a vehicle's rear view mirror.

Residence hall lots require display of a permit 24 hours a day from 9 pm Sunday through 1 pm the next Friday.

Motorcycles must display a university cycle permit and be parked in a designated cycle lot. 

Mopeds must display a university cycle permit and be parked in a designated area.  Mopeds must display a state issued moped license plate.

Over Yellow Line - $2 ↓

  • Within striped stall markings in a paved lot
  • Head-in against a bumper block/rope in a gravel lot

Students are cautioned to carefully observe where they parked. If the space isn't striped as a parking space or if there isn't a bumper block/rope in front of the entire vehicle, don't park there.

The entire vehicle must be parked within the valid parking space. If any part of the vehicle projects beyond the edge of the valid parking area, the vehicle is illegally parked.

Ends of rows are often identified with signage and/or yellow striping. Be observant for these identifiers. However, not every illegal parking area is marked. If you don't see either parking stall striping or a bumper block/rope the space is not a valid parking area for any period of time.

Expired Meter - $5 ↓

Parking in a metered space requires purchasing time on the meter.  Parking is not permitted at a malfunctioning meter unless you call Parking Services immediately with the meter number, problem, and your license plate.

Permits are not valid in metered spaces, and parking from 2 am until 7 am Monday through Friday is prohibited in metered spaces.

No Valid Permit - $15 ↓

Parking anywhere on campus during hours of regulation requires display of your permit. If you've forgotten your permit, you should stop by the Parking Office before parking to pick up a courtesy one-day-replacement permit.

Short-Term Meter - $15 ↓

Parking in a metered space requires purchasing time on the meter.  Parking is not permitted at a malfunctioning meter unless you call Parking Services immediately with the meter number, problem, and your license plate.

There are a few short-term meters on campus that are regulated 24/7.

Beyond End of Row - $15 ↓

You must park fully inside end-of-row signs (when present) in a gravel lot.

  • Within striped stall markings in a paved lot
  • Head-in against a bumper block/rope in a gravel lot

Students are cautioned to carefully observe where they parked. If the space isn't striped as a parking space or if there isn't a bumper block/rope in front of the entire vehicle, don't park there.

The entire vehicle must be parked within the valid parking space. If any part of the vehicle projects beyond the edge of the valid parking area, the vehicle is illegally parked.

Ends of rows are often identified with signage and/or yellow striping. Be observant for these identifiers. However, not every illegal parking area is marked. If you don't see either parking stall striping or a bumper block/rope the space is not a valid parking area for any period of time.


Reserved Space - $35 ↓

Several spaces within residence hall lots are signed/reserved for others and a residence hall student permit is not valid in these spaces. If a space is specifically signed, it is reserved. Don't park there. Examples of reserved spaces are those signed as restricted to Hall Directors, Disabled, Physical Plant, Employee Parking, etc.


Reserved parking is available in commuter parking lots. Currently there is limited reserved parking in residence hall parking lots.

Cost: Permit Cost

Reserved Areas: Reserved parking areas are available in most commuter parking lots. There are a limited number of reserved spaces in each area, so assignment is based on availability.

Requesting Reserved Parking: We recommend that you contact Parking Services to inquire about the availability of reserved parking. That contact will give us an opportunity to discuss your needs and describe where spaces are available.

Reserved Parking Procedures


 

Multiple Citations

Multiple citations will be issued to vehicles that are parked for longer than:

  • one hour in short-term unloading areas (metered or timed)
  • two hours in a regular metered space
  • two hours in a permit lot.

Also, multiple citations may be issued

  • to vehicles that are parked in violation over two enforcement periods, for example a permit violation and an overnight violation
  • for longer term violations that impair the efficient operation of service areas
  • based on a safety hazard, barrier of access to facilities, or the obstruction of free flow or traffic created by an illegally parked vehicle.

Citation Late Fees

Parking Citations are due in five days from the date of issue.  Full payment of the citation fine must be received in the Parking Office on the fifth day after issue.  Consequently, if you mail the citation make sure there is adequate time for the Post Office to deliver your payment by the due date.

After a citation becomes overdue a $5 escalation fee will be added.

Overdue, unpaid citations will receive a series of three delinquent citation letters.  Each letter informs the registered owner of the unpaid fine amount, the current amount due and establishes a due date in two weeks.  There is a $5 late fee connected to each letter if the citation isn't fully paid by the due date.

When a citation isn't fully paid after the series of three letters additional administrative late fees of $10 are assessed for either Wisconsin state motor vehicle suspension or university records, class registration suspension.

Towing

Vehicles parked in violation of university regulations may be towed and impounded.

Contact Us

UW-Stout Parking Services
110 University Services Building
817 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751
M-F 7:45 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.
P (715) 232-1792
F (715) 232-1142
parking@uwstout.edu

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Pay a citation

The original citation, citation number, or notice letter is required in order to pay a fine. If you don't have that documentation, please check with Parking Services to ensure that your payment is credited to the correct citation.

  • online
  • in person at our office
  • send a check to:
    UW-Stout Parking Services
    P.O. Box 790
    Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

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