Citations & Appeals

OSU-Cascades parking system is managed using vehicle license plates as your "virtual" permit. We enforce violations based on the vehicle's license plate, which must be visible from the parking aisle. 

Issued parking citations must be paid by check or at the cashier's office in Obsidian Hall within 10 days of the citation date to avoid late fees. Cashier payments are recorded immediately. Check payments are recorded the day they are received in the mail. Citations outstanding for more than 30 days may be subject to collections.

Fines

Citations can be paid to at the cashier's office or by mailing a check referencing the citation number to:

OSU-Cascades, CM 10
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR  97702
 

Any vehicle with three or more unpaid citations is subject to immobilization or tow at the owners expense per University Standard: 07-025. Additional fines apply.

Unpaid fines will be transferred to a student's account after 90 days, and may impact ability to register for classes or obtain a valid transcript. 

Fine Rates

Appeals

Registered parkers can appeal a citation by emailing parking@osucascades.edu with your citation number and reason for appeal.  

Appeals Process

To make an appeal, provide specific evidence showing the citation was not valid and/or issued in error. The following reasons are NOT grounds to appeal a citation:

  • Lack of knowledge of regulations, for example, new to campus or have not read regulations
  • Other vehicles were also parked improperly
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Disagreement with or inability to pay the amount of the fine(s)
  • Lack of space
  • Unread or misunderstood signs
  • Parking only for short period of time
  • Failure to display parking permit (valid license plate)
  • Parked in ADA parking area without valid DMV placard
  • Lost citation
  • Forgetfulness

The review committee may accept statements into consideration, however statements admitting the offense may not be considered as evidence needed to overturn the citation. Each citation has pictures attached that are taken at the time the citation is issued. These pictures are entered as evidence to support the officer’s actions while enforcing the regulations. Overtime violations contain GPS time stamps, as well as pictures of the vehicle as the officers supporting evidence.

 

Fine Rates

Offense Fines
Paid Within 10 days Paid after 10 days
Parked Without a Valid Permit $22 $30
Parked overtime, posted timed areas, loading zones $30 $40
No plate visible $30 $40
Parked in the wrong area/parked in "No Parking" area $30 $40
Other: Parked in more than one space $30 $40
Parked on lawns, sidewalks or crosswalks $40 $50
Parked in drive lane, bike lanes, blocked parking space $40 $50
Parked wrong way/against traffic flow (safety issue) $40 $50
Parked in restricted area $40 $50
Parked in posted fire lane $50 $60
Parked in reserved space-unauthorized use $75 $85
Circumventing regulations $75 $85
Immobilization (boot) fee $200 $200
Blocking access to ADA space $90 $100
Unauthorized living in vehicle $100 $100
Use of counterfeit/altered/lost/stolen permits $300 $300
Parked in ADA space including access/ramp $400 $400
Towing (at owner's expense) varies from $100 to $500
 

Citations are issued under the authority of Oregon Revised Statute 352.087(1)(m), and OSU Standards 580-040-025 and 07-025.