Pay or Appeal Your Parking Citation

Paying a Citation

Payment must be received within 30 calendar days of the issue date on the citation or a $25 late fee will be added to the fine. Citations can be paid:

  • Online with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover at the IC Parking Portal
  • In person with cash, check, credit card or ID Express
  • With check by mail, make checks payable to Ithaca College

Appealing a Citation

Any person who has been issued a citation has the right to file an appeal. Appeals are reviewed by the Parking and Traffic Appeals and Policy Committee (an independent board made of faculty, staff, and students). Their goal is to fairly and consistently adjudicate appeals of parking and traffic citations.

An appeal must be made within 10 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. After ten days the ability to appeal is forfeited. Appeals must be submitted in writing; the Committee does not accept oral appeals.

Appeals that are based solely on one of the following reasons will likely be denied:

  • Failure to understand a regulation
  • Lacking knowledge of parking regulations
  • Disagreement with a regulation
  • Other vehicles were also committing the same offense and didn't get a citation
  • Late to class, late to work, or late for an appointment
  • Parking illegally was only for a few minutes
  • Not having the financial means to pay the citation
  • Using the vehicle flashers, to park illegally
  • Lack of parking spaces in a certain area of the campus
  • Vehicle mechanical problems
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Having an emergency

Please allow three weeks for a response to an appeal. All appellants will receive a receipt of appeal via email confirming you appeal was received and submitted properly.  Parking Services is not responsible for appeals that are not submitted properly.

To file an appeal, log into the IC Parking Portal (using your IC NetID or with a guest account login) explaining why you feel the ticket was issued in error. Be sure to include documentation, such as photographs or receipts, that shows the cited regulation was not violated. 

Second Appeal: If you feel there was an error made in the decision of your first appeal, you have ten calendar days from the date of the decision to re-appeal. Only cases for which new, relevant factual evidence has been submitted will be reconsidered.

Additional Citation Information

  • Citation payments are for the full amount due; partial payments are not accepted.
  • Notice of unpaid citations are emailed or mailed to the most current address on file for the vehicle driver or owner if known.
  • Parking Services is not responsible for the loss of the physical copy of a citation.
  • Unpaid citation associated with a student vehicle will be transferred to the student account (bursar) for payment after the late fee is applied on the twelfth of the month following the late fee being applied.
  • Unpaid citations may prevent the renewal of a parking permit.
  • Unpaid citations may subject the vehicle to being towed at the owner’s expense.
  • All costs incurred for collection and/or legal fees will be the sole responsibility of the receiver of the citation.