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Parking Enforcement

Citations and Appeals Process

Parking Violations

Public Safety staff routinely monitor parking areas on campus and on the streets that run through and adjacent to campus.  Violation citations will be issued to vehicles that are not parked in accordance with the regulations.  Citations may result in fines.  Students may also be referred to the Community Standards process for excessive disregard of parking regulations. 

Types of Violations and Associate Fines

Following are the violations for which one can be cited, along with the associated fines. Many of the violations are towable offenses. Those listed on the ticket:

No Valid Permit/Improperly displayed permit

Yellow Curb/Hashed Area Violation

Parked in a Restricted Area

Improper Parking Violation

Handicapped Violation (Street or Lot)

Fraudulent Use of a Ticket







Additional Violations

  • Falsifying a permit (creating a DePauw permit for one's use on campus)
  • Obtaining, receiving and displaying improper permits
  • Use of upperclass vehicles by first-year students
  • Use of faculty/staff or other non-student permitted vehicles by students

Upon any "new" attempt to circumvent the DePauw student parking regulations such as using a previously issued ticket, the University has the right to hold accountable the student(s) involved in a manner that is consistent with the current regulations. This is done by way of fines, vehicle impound and/or referral to Community Standards.

Vehicle Impoundment Policy

Responsibility for Violations/Tickets

Students are responsible for any violations of University parking regulations involving the vehicle(s) they own or have registered on campus. 

Payment of Citations

Anyone who is issued a citation may pay the fine at the Cash Receipts Office in the Administration Building.  Parking fines will be billed to student's University Accounts.

Appeal a Citation

You may appeal a citation if you feel that you have received the citation in error or there are extenuating circumstances surrounding the violation of the parking regulations.  Students please use the form from e-services to appeal a citation. Faculty/staff may appeal a citation by sending an email to with the ticket number and reason for appeal.

Authority to Control parking in Greencastle

State Statute

University Public Safety officers are charged with controlling traffic and parking on property owned by the institution, property under its control, and on the streets running through and adjacent to campus. State laws and University regulations are enforceable pursuant to Indiana Code 20-12-3.5-3.

City Council Resolution No. 1998-18

A resolution authorizing the Board of Trustees of DePauw University to regulate parking of vehicles under the custody or control of DePauw students:
     WHEREAS, the parking of motor vehicles on the streets of the City of Greencastle in and around the campus of DePauw University has become congested, and residents of the City of Greencastle residing on those streets are often unable to park near their residences; and,
     WHEREAS, the City of Greencastle and DePauw University are desirous of working together to address this congested parking situation; and,
     WHEREAS, the City of Greencastle is desirous of further authorizing DePauw University to enforce student parking regulations to the maximum extent allowable by law, so as to relieve the congested parking situation currently existing on the streets of the City of Greencastle in and around the campus of DePauw University;
     NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Common Council of the City of Greencastle, Indiana that:
     Section 1. The Board of Trustees of DePauw University is hereby authorized to regulate the parking of vehicles under the custody or control of students of DePauw University on the streets of the City of Greencastle, Indiana, in the designated area bordered by Walnut Street on the north, Bloomington Street on the east, Berry Street on the south and Jackson Street on the west, pursuant to Indiana Code 20-12-3.5-3.
     Section 2. The resolution shall have the full force and effect of law upon passage and execution.

Common Council of the City of Greencastle
Approved and signed on the 12th day of May, 1998
Nancy A. Michael, Mayor

University Policy

Any student having a vehicle in Greencastle is required to obtain and properly display a parking permit for his/her vehicle. Additionally, all students are required to understand and abide by the DePauw student parking regulations. Beginning with the 1998-99 academic year, the University administration has charged the Department of Public Safety with enforcing the permit requirement on University property as well as parking along city streets.