Enforcement of Parking Regulations

Parking on private property owned by the University of Pennsylvania is by permit only. Parking permits via hangtag may be obtained from the Department of Parking Services. Permit holders agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing permit parking.

Vehicles that violate Penn Parking policies will be subject to tickets and fees but will no longer be towed for minor offenses or for first-time violations. The concept behind this program is to help improve the parking experience at Penn and help educate the parking public on the rules and regulations for parking at Penn without the inconvenience and cost of immediate towing.

Ticketing also allows for the identification of repeat offenders so towing is limited to documented, routine violators. Permit holders who park in their assigned location and display their hang tag should not be subject to ticketing.

Examples of parking violations that would result in the issuance of a $35 fee include:

  • Not having a valid permit for the location in which you parked;
  • Parking in a low emission vehicle space before 10 am with an unqualified vehicle;
  • Taking up two parking spaces; and
  • Parking in an unauthorized parking space.

Parking in a handicapped space without a handicapped tag will result in a $250 fee.

Ticket Issuance:

  • Visitors will be charged on the first violation. The recipients will be able to pay their tickets online only by credit card; no other means of payment will be accepted. After three tickets, a vehicle will be subject to towing. Tickets can be appealed online and will be adjudicated by Penn Parking. If the appeal is denied, the appellant may also appeal to the Parking Violations Board for their ruling. Click here to pay a ticket.
  • Penn Permit Holders will receive three warning tickets before the first fee is charged.