Parking Services provides an online-only appeals process for tickets. Ticket information may take up to 48 hours to appear on the online account.
Any person who feels they have been ticketed in error may file an online appeal with Parking Services within 7 calendar days of ticket issuance. The fine will remain at the reduced rate until a decision has been made regarding the ticket status.
The appeal must contain the ticket number and any facts or circumstances relevant to the ticket complaint. Once submitted, a parking enforcement supervisor or designee will review the appeal and issue a written reply not more than 30 calendar days following receipt of the ticket appeal.
Parking Services may void one ticket per license plate as a courtesy. This courtesy does not apply to violations involving a fire lane or handicap zone. You must either complete the requested information on the back of the ticket or file an appeal online.
Please read the following information before you file your appeal.
The vehicles of all employees and students of the university must properly display parking permits obtained directly from Parking Services. Visitors must display a valid KSU permit, park at a meter, park in the Kent Student Center visitor’s lot, or display a pass purchased from a Pay and Display station located in the R12 Schwartz Center lot, the Ice Arena lot or the Student Recreation and Wellness Center lot.
The person driving the vehicle on campus is responsible for finding a legal parking space and for knowing the regulations which are available at Parking Services or online.
Lack of space is not a valid reason for violating parking regulations
A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space close to your building.
The registered permit holder is responsible for any ticket issued to any vehicle in which their permit is displayed.
First offense tickets are not automatically voided. All circumstances are taken into consideration.
Fire lane and handicap zone violations WILL NOT be voided!
Parking Services strives to provide fair and consistent enforcement of the parking rules for everyone's benefit. Occasionally, a ticket is issued in error. When this happens, the appeal process provides an opportunity to appeal the ticket.
include the following reasons:
“I didn't see the sign.”
“Others were parking there too.”
“I was late.”
“I could not find another parking space.”
“The meter expired before I got back”
"There was no sign that said I couldn't park there.”
“I only parked there for a few minutes. I had my flashers on.”
“I've always parked there and you never gave me a ticket before.”
“Other cars parked there and they didn't get a ticket.”
“I don't agree with the policy or regulation.”
Please review the parking rules and regulations located on this Web site. If you have further questions regarding tickets or the appeal process, phone the Parking Services office at (330) 672-4432.