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Violations and Fine Amounts

We aim to reduce the frequency of citations by creating compliance through proper permitting of all vehicles. At Creighton University in Omaha, the first minor violation is at no cost to the individual.


To better understand citations and the appeals process please see below.


Understanding Citations

Minor Violations
(Level 1)
No Valid PermitNot displaying a current valid permit

1st offense: $0
2nd offense: $30
3rd or more: $50

Unauthorized AreaNo parking zone, grass, sidewalk, unauthorized lot

Moderate Violations
(Level 2)

Fire Lane or Drive LaneParked in a fire lane or a drive lane

1st offense: $50
2nd offense: $75
3rd or more: $100

Reserved StallDean’s stall, university vehicle only, Jesuit, residence life

Major Violations
(Level 3)

HandicapNo state-issued handicap placard displayed

1st offense: $150
2nd offense: $300
3rd or more: $500

Fraudulent or Stolen PermitAny attempt to reproduce a permit, to use a stolen permit, or to use a permit reported as lost$400

Add-On Violations

  • False Pretense — Placing an old citation on windshield to avoid citation or other deceitful acts to avoid identification or citation; $50, in addition to base citation  
  • Boot Fee — Used to identify an unregistered vehicle’s owner/driver; $50, in addition to base citation  
  • Tow — Nuisance violators (those who have receive 5 or more citations in an academic year); cost of tow and impound paid by the owner/driver  
  • Banned — Parking on campus after losing campus parking privileges; $100, in addition to base citation and towing costs

Appeal Philosophy

Citations may only be appealed online using JayPark. Appeals must be received within 7 days of the date the citation was issued. In-person, emailed, and over the phone appeals will not be accepted. The appeal must present substantial evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or the occurrence was due to circumstances beyond the appellant’s control. The appeal process is not a venue for general criticisms, complaints or policy debates.

The following reasons for appeal will NOT be considered:

  • Frivolous or abusive appeals, including the use of profanity
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine
  • Lack of available parking
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly or illegally
  • The vehicle was only parked illegally for a short period of time
  • Public Safety did not previously ticket for similar offenses
  • Appellant purchased a parking permit, but did not display it in the vehicle
  • Appellant did not purchase a parking permit