• Campus parking rules and procedures are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including summer term and holidays.
  • Tow-away zones will be enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • All penalties will be administratively enforced by Southern Oregon University Campus Public Safety and Parking Department.
  • After receiving a parking citation, the individual must, within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date of the citation, file an appeal online through the parking services website, or pay the appropriate fine. For more information, please read the Parking Rules And Procedures

CITATION APPEALS

All Citation Appeals must be filed online, via the parking portal. First Appeals must be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days of citation issuance. First appeals are reviewed by the Director of Campus Public Safety and Parking. Notice of the first appeal decision will be sent to you via email. You then have the option to file a final appeal. Final appeals must be submitted within 15 calendar days from the date your first appeal decision letter was emailed to you. Final appeals are reviewed by the Transportation Planning and Parking Committee (TPPC) Board. The final decision of the TPPC board will then be emailed to you. Late Appeals will not be accepted or considered under any circumstances.

Appearing in person at either of the hearings is not required, however you do have the option to appear in person at both the first and second appeal hearings to speak on behalf of your situation. When filling out the online appeal, make sure to indicate if you would like to appear in person.The party appealing the citation may have legal counsel to present his/her case at both the first and second appeal hearings.

CITATION PAYMENTS

(1) Vehicles parked on campus with three or more outstanding parking citations may be booted or towed at the owner's expense.
(2) In order to identify the owner of vehicles with outstanding parking fines, the parking department will run the license plate through the DMV for the registered owner information. Outstanding fines will then be billed to the registered owner provided by the DMV. A DMV research fee of $10 will be added to the original outstanding fine amount.
(3) The right to purchase a permit or register for classes may be denied if any fines owing under these procedures remain unpaid.
(4) Vehicle owners who fail to pay their outstanding fines may be subjected to University collection policies and practices of up to and including assignment to an outside collection agency.
(5) Faculty/Staff outstanding citations will not be rolled over to their SOU account. Faculty/Staff must pay for their parking citations via SOU Parking.
(6) A faculty or staff member who fails to pay the University for any outstanding parking fines may have the fine deducted from his/her payroll check 30 days after written notice of the outstanding fines.
(7) Any University personnel or students may contact Parking Services to transfer responsibility for citations received by their guests to themselves. This in no way implies the fine will be suspended, only that the guest will not be billed or pursued to pay the fine. The University personnel or students will be responsible and have all avenues of appeal available as if the citation were issued to them personally.

 

SOU Parking Services
382 Wightman Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Phone: 541-552-PARK (7275) Email: parking@sou.edu