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Pay a fine

Traffic fines may be appealed or paid online or can be paid at the Office of Parking Services within fifteen days of the citation. (See Appeals below.)

Students: Fines will be charged to the student's account if not appealed or paid within fifteen days.

Faculty and Staff: Should pay fines when received to avoid further action. Subsequent vehicle registration will be withheld until all citations have been paid.


  1. Vehicles with multiple citations could be towed for identification and payment of citations.
  2. Delayed Registration and Fines: Fines for citations on unregistered vehicles that are subsequently identified or registered by students are automatically billed to students' accounts. Faculty and staff member should pay citations when received to avoid further actions.

To pay a fine in person, please come by our office at 111 28th AV S, Nashville, TN 37212 during our office hours Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Returned Checks

When checks are returned by a bank for insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc., the amount of the check will be billed to the appropriate student account, or payroll deducted. A return fee of $25 will also be billed or deducted to cover costs of processing the charges.

Appeal a Citation

Traffic citations issued by the Office of Parking Services may be appealed online within 15 days to the Parking Services Appeals Committee.  Please note that "All decisions of the Parking Citations Appeals Committee are Final."

NOTE : Fines for citations by students are automatically billed to Student Accounts if not appealed within 15 days.

Common Violations and Fines

  1. Warning - Contact T&P Office $0
  2. Improper display of permit - $10
  3. Permit does not match vehicle description and/or license plate currently registered - $10
  4. Improper parking, for example, parking outside of lines - $25
  5. Expired meter/ Overtime parking- $25
  6. Parked in an area reserved for others - $40
  7. Parking on lawns, curbs, or walkways - $50
  8. Parking in a NO PARKING area - $50
  9. No valid permit - $50
  10. Parking in a fire lane - $50
  11. Blocking drive, walkway, dumpster - $50
  12. Parking in a reserved space or lot - $75
  13. Unauthorized parking in a parking space or blocking access to a ramp - $100
  14. Altering, lost/stolen,or transfered permit - $250 (also subject to disciplinary action and loss of parking privileges)

If Your Car Breaks Down

In the event of vehicle mechanical failure, the operator must notify the Office of Parking Services and after normal business hours, contact the Vanderbilt University Police Department. Under no circumstances may the vehicle block traffic, cause a safety hazard, be parked in a reserved space, a space, or a fire lane. Vehicles may be relocated if necessary.

Revocation of Campus Parking Privileges

The Manager of Parking Services may revoke the privilege to park a vehicle on the University campus for one year under the following circumstances; (a) the owner or operator falsifies or willfully misrepresents vehicle registration information; (b) the owner/operator displays a fraudulent permit on a vehicle; (c) the individual has accumulated ten (10) or more parking citations during an academic year; or (d) the state has revoked a person's driving privileges.

Reporting Accidents

Persons involved in accidents that result in personal injury or property damage should report the accidents to the Vanderbilt University Police Department at 322-2745 or, for life threatening situations, at 421-1911.

No Ticket, No Tow Policy

To qualify for a No Ticket- No Tow you must be registered with the Office of Parking Services and hold a valid permit. A No Ticket - No Tow can only be used for two consecutive days and is only valid in a lot for which you hold a current permit for.