Fines (Parking, Driving, Tow and Boot Fees)

To pay a parking violation:

Parking violations are paid at the Cashiers Office.  

Faculty, staff, and student violation fees will be billed to the person registered as the holder of the parking permit associated with the improperly parked vehicle. Fines may also be paid online via quikpay or at the Cashier's Office in the Service Building.

  Ticket 1st tow 2nd Tow 1st Boot* 2nd+ Boot*
Unauthorized Lot $10.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Parking Improperly $10.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Time Violation $10.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Parking in a restricted F/S spaces $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
In a loading Zone $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Parking in F/S spaces day or evening $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Off the pavement or on the lawn $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Blocking Traffic, walkways, driveways or gates $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
No Parking Zone $25.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Fire lane violations $50.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Winter Parking Ban $50.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Parking in F/S spaces between midnight & 8 am $50.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
In a handicapped area $50.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Lack of Parking permit $50.00 $150.00 $175.00 $50.00 $100.00
Driving on Sidewalks $50.00        
Failure to stop at stop signs $50.00        
Driving the Wrong direction on a one way street $100.00        

* A $5/Day charge will be applied for boots on vehicles more than 7 days.

Warnings are not issued before ticketing or towing a vehicle.  Full enforcement will be in effect when a student first arrives on campus for an early arrival date or at 7 a.m. on the first class day of semester. 

Towing and Immobilization Policy

Vehicles are subject to immobilization (BOOT) and tow for the following reasons:

  • Parking in a handicapped space
  • Loading zone
  • off pavement or on the lawn
  • Unregistered or parked in the wrong permit area.
  • Parking in areas which create a danger to safety and welfare of persons and property (i.e., fire lanes, service areas, traffic lanes, blocking driveway, parked on sidewalks, etc.)
  • Repeated violations of the parking rules and regulations
  • Abandoned on campus
  • Winter Parking Ban Violation
  • Night Parking Violation
  • Emergency situations.
  • Parking in Faculty/Staff lots between Midnight and 5:00 pm

When a BOOT is placed on the vehicle, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE VEHICLE. Contact the Department of Public Safety.  Middlebury College accepts no responsibility for damage caused if the vehicle is moved while the Immobilizer is in place.

Repeat Violators

Four parking offenses will result in the issuance of a warning letter and clear information regarding the consequences of additional violations.

The fifth and subsequent parking violation will result in the loss of parking privileges on campus.

Students whose parking privileges have been revoked will have their vehicle towed and booted if it is found parked on campus. The Dean of the College will also be notified. The vehicle will remain booted until the student can arrange to meet with a Public Safety Administrator.

Please note: payment of parking fines does not result in reinstatement of parking privileges.


Appeal Process Information

Appeal forms and procedures are available through the Department of Public Safety, 125 South Main Street. For the online appeal form, go to DPS Forms. All parking violations must be appealed within 10 days. No appeal will be accepted after 10 days from the day of the violation.

All appeals are submitted to the Parking Appeals Committee for adjudication. The Parking Appeals Committee consists of three members selected from those nominated by Staff Council and the Student Government Association.

Below are some commonly listed reasons given for violating parking regulations that won't be dismissed.

Short Errands No errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver short of a medical emergency, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking.

Late for business or personal appointment or classes Being late does not permit driver the privilege of parking illegally.

I didn't see the sign - I didn't understand the sign Drivers are required to look for signs when parking.   This may mean checking an entire lot from corner to corner.

Only part of my car was illegally parked A violation is not based on a certain percentage of the vehicle being illegally parked.  If part of the vehicle extends into a restricted area, the violation is the same as if the entire vehicle was in violation.

I left someone in the car; I left my parking lights on or blinking; I left a note in the car as to my whereabouts with the motor running Many drivers seem to think that evidence of a short stay mitigates the violation.  It does not.  The presence of a passenger, a sign, or blinking lights is not a good reason for the violation to be dismissed.

Someone else had my car.  The registered owner has joint responsibly with whoever was driving his or her car.  The registered owner is responsible for the parking violation.

The Appeals Committee is aware there may be times when a vehicle is illegally parked and isn't ticketed or towed. These circumstances do not change the fact that the vehicle is in violation of parking regulations. Therefore, the fact that a vehicle had parked in an area in the past without action being taken does not constitute a reasonable appeal.