Parking Citations (Payments & Appeals)

Pay a Parking Citation

If you received a parking citation, please read this page thoroughly. Payments must be made within 30 days of the citation or the fine amount will double.

Payments can be made in three ways:

  1. Online »
     
  2. U.S. Mail
    Parking & Transportation Services
    Campus Box M, PO Box 173361
    Denver, CO 80217
     
  3. In person at the Parking & Transportation Services office
    7th Street Garage at the corner of 8th & Lawrence
    777 Lawrence Way, 1st Floor

Acceptable payment methods include credit card, check, or cash.

For more information, please read our Parking Rules and Regulations »


After-Hours Notifications

If you received an After-Hours notification, please be advised this is not a citation. This serves to notify you that the daily parking rate is due to us within five days. If you fail to pay the daily fee within that five-day period, the notification will turn into a $30 citation.

Payments can be made in three ways:

  1. Online »
     
  2. In person at the Parking & Transportation Services office
    7th Street Garage at the corner of 8th & Lawrence
    777 Lawrence Way, 1st Floor
     
  3. In one of the after-hours drop boxes
    Locations:
    ° Outside the front entrance to the 7th Street Garage
    ° On the attendant’s booth at the Walnut Street exit from the 7th Street Garage

If you have a parking validation (from a sporting event, performance, or other campus event), it should be treated like cash: you can place it inside the After-Hours notification envelope provided and leave it in the drop box, or visit the Parking & Transportation Services office during business hours to provide your After-Hours notification along with your parking validation.

If you received an After-Hours notification, but the parking attendant was still staffing the booth when you left, and you paid for parking on your way out, please contact Parking & Transportation Services immediately.


Appeal a Parking Citation

To contest a parking citation, please submit an appeal within 60 days of receiving a citation. Appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a Parking Appeals Referee.

Please note: the results will be sent to you via the email address you provide on your appeal, unless you indicate that you would prefer to receive the results via U.S. mail. Please also keep in mind this email could be routed to your “junk” folder, so remember to check there if you haven’t received a response.

Submit your appeal online »

What do I need to appeal a citation?

  • A valid reason for your appeal (see below)
  • Proof of payment (this could be a photo your parking receipt, pay-by-cell screen shot, validation, or reciprocal permit)

The following arguments will not be accepted:

  • I don’t agree with or don’t know the regulations
  • I couldn’t find a space in my usual parking lot/garage
  • I have been parking this way for a long time and have never received a citation until now
  • Other people were parked this way
  • I was late for a class/meeting or my class/meeting ran late
  • I can’t afford to pay the fine
  • Someone told me it was okay to park there
  • I was only in violation for a short time
  • Someone else was driving my car that day
  • I didn’t see the sign
  • I forgot to pay