Appeals and Penalties

  • Appeals are adjudicated based on the violation, parking regulations and the narrative provided by the appellant. Narratives should be concise, professionally written, and fact based.
  • Tickets may be appealed online within 15 days of the ticket date using the portal.
  • After 15 days, tickets are not eligible for appeal.
  • Appeal hearing dates are scheduled monthly beginning in September and continuing through May.
  • Summer hearing dates are scheduled as needed.
  • Violation fines are charged to the appellant’s account.
  • If the account bill is due before the hearing date, it must be paid to avoid late fees.
  • Appeals found in the appellant’s favor will be credited to the account.
  • The Appeals Board is comprised of faculty, staff, and students appointed by their representative groups and are independent from Parking Services.
  • Appeals are considered based on violation, parking regulations and explanation provided by the appllant.
  • All appeals decisions are final.

How to Appeal a Parking Citation

  1.  Go to
  2.  In the search bar at the top of the page, type in “parking services”
  3. Click on ‘Parking Services Tool”
  4. Click on “Parking Citations”
  5. Select the ticket by marking the bubble before the ticket number
  6. Enter written narrative in the “Appeal Comments” box – Narratives should be concise, professionally written and factually based.
  7.  Click on “Appeal Parking Citation”

Penalties and Fees

Violations First
Second and Subsequent
Vehicle Not Registered $20.00 $40.00
Parked in Reserved Lot/Space $10.00 $20.00
Improperly Parked
(Crosswalk, driveway, sidewalk, grass, not a parking space, expired meter, time-limit parking)
$10.00 $20.00
Parked in Yellow Zone $10.00 $20.00
Parked in Fire Lane (tow) $50.00 $100.00
Parked in Handicapped Spaces (tow)
(Disabled space without a permit, disabled space without occupant with disabilities)
$50.00 $100.00
Careless and Imprudent Driving/Wrong Way $20.00 $40.00
Driving on Unauthorized or Restricted Drives $10.00 $20.00
Permit not Property Displayed $5.00 $10.00
Not Parked in Assigned Lot $20.00 $40.00
Parked in Preferred Lot Without Preferred Permit $40.00 $80.00
Vehicle Tow
(Lost, stolen, or false permit, unidentified vehicle, excessive violations, revoked/suspended parking privileges)
$50.00 $100.00
(573) 651-2310
(573) 986-6187
Emergency Operations
(573) 651-2547
1401 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701