Violations & Appeals

A person ticketed has the option of paying the citation or appealing the citation online at

Citations may be presented to the owner/operator in person or placed on the windshield. It is possible to receive a citation for more than one infraction at a time. The more severe infraction will be noted on the ticket.

Appeals must be made within 15 days of ticket issue. The system will send a confirmation the appeal has been received. The Appeals Committee which is comprised of faculty, staff and students meets every two weeks to decide the outcome of an appealed ticket. The Committee hears each appeal, discusses each ticket and then decides to dismiss the ticket, reduce the fine amount or uphold the ticket and the entire fine. Each individual appealing a ticket is notified of the outcome by e-mail.

Each person ticketed gets at least two email reminders and a letter in the mail reminding them to pay the citation. If the citation remains unpaid after the letter has been sent the ticket is sent to Student Accounts for collection and a $25.00 administrative fee is added to the total amount.

Cars with three unpaid tickets or that have not obtained a parking permit may be towed without further warning. Champlain affiliates parked illegally outside Champlain College parking zones, even if outside of the parking map, may also be ticketed. See general regulations for details.

The finding of the Appeals Committee is absolutely final and will not be overturned. Students or staff with questions about the process should contact

Fine amounts, based on type of infraction, are below:


Fine (1st Offence)*

Fine (Subsequent)*

Expired meter $25 $50
Parking on grass/sidewalks in non-permitted zone or outside white lines $25 $50
Improper permit placement $25 $50
Unregistered vehicle $50 $100
Handicap zone, fire lane $50 $100
Use of unauthorized permit $100 $100

*Towing charges and the Student Accounts Administrative Fee are in addition to these fines. Note: Fines must be paid in full in order to receive a new parking permit, confirm course registration, receive a transcript or be awarded a degree.