Public Safety administers fines for various parking violations on campus.
You are responsible for all fines related to parking, driving on campus, and towing and immobilization.
List of Fines
The vehicle’s permit holder or registered owner (faculty, staff, and student, etc.) is responsible for the payment of any parking fees and fines as follows:
|Ticket||1st Tow||2nd Tow||1st Boot*||2nd+ Boot*|
|Unauthorized Student Lot||$10.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|Blocking Foot or Vehicular Traffic||$25.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|No Parking Zone||$25.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|Winter Parking Ban||$50.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|Overnight Parking F/S spaces||$50.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|Day/evening Parking F/S spaces||$25.00||$150.00||$175.00||$50.00||$100.00|
|Driving on Sidewalks||$50.00|
|Failure to Stop||$50.00|
|Wrong Way Driving||$100.00|
* A $5/day charge is applied for boots on vehicles for more than 7 days.
Note: 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
Towing or relocation of a vehicle may happen with no warning, even if the owner has no previous violations. If you suspect your vehicle has been towed or relocated contact the Department of Public Safety or the Access and Parking Office. 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 p.m.
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.
- 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
If you want to appeal a parking violation, you must submit an appeal 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.
The following common appeals are not accepted for dismissal of a fine:
- Short errands: No errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver in a non-medical emergency, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking.
- I was late: Being late for a business or personal appointment or class does not permit driver the privilege of parking illegally.
- I didn’t see/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/my lights on or blinking/a note in the car: 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.
Department of Public Safety
125 South Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753