Citations, Penalties and Appeals

Parking citations require timely payment to avoid towing and other parking-associated consequences. Citations range from improper permit display to blocking fire lanes, with an opportunity for citation appeals within ten days through the Park@Brown system.

Fines are payable within twenty-one (21) calendar days of issuance. Failure to pay fines within the allotted time period may jeopardize future parking privileges. Vehicles with outstanding parking citations are subject to towing at owner’s expense if parked in a University lot.

Paying a Parking Citation

Payment of fines by credit card can be made online via Park@Brown, in person at the Transportation Office during business hours, or by mail sent to Brown University, Transportation Office, Box 1865, Providence, RI 02912.

Citation Types and Fines

Citation Type Fine
Assigned Permit Not Displayed Properly $5
Visitor Permit Invalid/Not Displayed Properly $15
Parking at Other than Designated Lot 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
Subsequent - $90
No Visible Parking Permit Displayed 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
3rd Citation - $90
Expired or Invalid Permit 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
3rd Citation - $90
Blocking Fire Lane 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
Subsequent - $90 Fine + Tow**
Parking in a Handicap Zone 1st Citation - $60 Fine + Tow**
2nd Citation - $180 Fine + Tow**
Subsequent - $200 Fine, Permit Revocation + Tow**
Snow Emergency Citation $60 Fine + Tow**
Parking in a Prohibited Area (other) 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
Subsequent - $90 Fine + Tow**
Parking in More than One Space $75
Vandalism $200 + Permit Revocation
Use of Fraudulent Parking Permit $200 + Permit Revocation
Buses Improperly Parked $100
Providing Lot Access to Unauthorized Vehicle $200 Fine + Permit Revocation
Other 1st Citation - $30
2nd Citation - $60
3rd Citation - $90
Subsequent - $90 + Tow**
Unpaid Parking Citations Permit Revocation + Tow**

** Towing cost and storage fees are payable to the towing company and are in addition to the fine.

Parking Citation Appeals

An individual who has received notice of a parking citation may appeal the fine within ten (10) days of issuance of the citation via the Appeals Section of the Park@Brown. After the 10 day appeal period has expired, the ticket will no longer be eligible for appeal.

The Administration will render a decision within ten (10) business days after the appeal has been received. The Park@Brown system will generate an email notifying the appellant of the Administration’s decision. It is the responsibility of the person filing the appeal to provide a current email in the Park@Brown system, as the appeal decisions are supplied by email. All appeals decisions are final.

Anyone who has difficulty filing an appeal through the Online Citation Payments/Appeals program may contact the Transportation Office for assistance at