Parking regulations are in effect 7 days a week, year round, including break weeks, holidays and weekends. Scheduled enforcement of parking regulations on the main RIT campus primarily occurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday with intermittent enforcement after hours. Public Safety and the Parking Office may issue citations at other times as deemed necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment. The Institute is under no obligation to mark all areas where parking is prohibited. It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator to park in accordance with the regulations. Lack of signs does not imply lack of enforcement.

Citations issued for parking violations identify the type of violation and the amount due. Students and employees who accumulate parking citations without making payment are subject to disciplinary action. Citations issued to unregistered vehicles belonging to immediate family members of a current or former employee or student are the responsibility of the current or former student or employee.

All citations are valid and must be paid unless they have been adjusted through the RIT Parking Office and/or appeals process. Do not delay taking immediate action on a citation. Contact the Parking office immediately for clarification of a violation and the next steps to be taken. Citations not appealed within ten days of issuance will automatically transfer to a student account, and is deemed valid and payable.  All rights to appeal a citation are null and void after 10 days. Constant violation of rules and regulations may result in any or all of the following:

  • Withholding of grades/transcripts,
  • Denial of class registration,
  • Inability to obtain or purchase parking permits,
  • Revocation of current permits,
  • Booting/Towing/impounding of the vehicle,
  • Disciplinary action via Student Affairs or Human Resources.

Payment of parking fines may be made online, by mail or at the Parking Office in Grace Watson Hall. Parking fines that have been transferred to a student account must be paid at the Student Financial Services office in University Services Center (USC).   Payment methods accepted at Student Financial Services are cash and checks only.  MasterCard and Visa payments can be made by visiting the eServices website.  All citation payments remitted by mail should include the citation along with the payment.  Checks should be made payable to RIT, and should include name and citation number on the check. 

Payment methods accepted in the Parking Office for parking fines and permits are: Visa, MasterCard, Tiger Bucks, payroll deduction, check, or money order.  No cash accepted.


The New Employee Parking Enforcement Process will be implemented as of July 1, 2017. This process is important for the following reasons:

  • Ensure access for safety vehicles
  • Consistency across the university
  • Utilization of parking resources is safe and effective
  • Fairness of the parking process
  • Adherence with parking policy

In accordance with the policy stated under the Citation section on the parking website, an email notification letter(s) will be sent to inform the customer of any outstanding balances.

Employee Billing Notices Definitions:

Courtesy Notification - 24 hours: Informs the customer that a citation was received on the registered vehicle.

Friendly Reminder - Day 15: This letter serves as a courtesy reminder that the customer received a citation and that a payment is due. 

First Late Notice - Day 45: Informs the customer that they have passed the 30-day period and the citation is now considered past due.

Second Late Notice - Day 60: Informs the customer that a final notice will be sent if the balance is not paid before 90 days, and that the vehicle could be subject to being booted with an assessed administrative fee of $50.00.

Third and Final Notice - Day 90: Informs the customer that the vehicle will be booted if found parked on campus and all parking privileges will be revoked. A $50.00 administrative fee will also be assessed when the boot is removed.

Non-current accounts will be denied registration until the balance is settled. 

Employees with Existing Outstanding Balances:

All outstanding balances from January 1, 2016 to present must be paid in full by August 2018 in order to register in the fall of 2018.   You may contact the Parking Office to inquire and discuss your account with one of our Customer Service Representatives.  Non-current accounts will be denied registration until the balance is settled.  The vehicle could also be booted if found parked on RIT property.


Below is a list of citations administered by Parking & Transportation Services. For more information regarding parking definitions and regulations, click here


Global Village Retail – 2 hour limit
No Parking Zone: Unpaved
Park Fine: Unregistered
Park Fine: Fire Lane/Roadway
Housing Restriction: 1am to 5pm
Park Fine: 20 Minute Parking - No Flashers
Lot Closed: 1am to 5pm
Park Fine: Low Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicle (LEFEV) – Reserved
No Permit: Admin Lot
No Permit: Reserved Lot
No Permit: Handicap
No Permit: Visitor
No Permit: Apartment Complex
No Permit: Short Term
Park Fine: Other
Warning Only (No Charge)
Tow Fine: On Campus
Tow Fine: Off Campus
Tow Fine: Vehicle Release at Scene (let down)
Tow Fine: Additional Service
Tow Fine: Special Event (No Charge)