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Basic Information

The registered vehicle’s owner and authorized drivers are responsible for all permits, fines and fees assessed against the vehicle. Fines are issued for failure to comply with parking regulations set forth by the State of Illinois, City of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University. Outstanding violations can be viewed online.

Graduation or separation from the University does not cancel parking fine obligations. The registered vehicle’s owner and authorized drivers are responsible for all permits, fines and fees. Any vehicle found on campus after loss of parking privileges shall be fined and towed at the owner’s expense.

Citation and Fine Schedule

Illegal removal of a university boot $500
Parking in handicap zone $250
Illegal use of permit (see Permit Use and Display page for definition) $100
Parking without a valid permit $50
False ticket display $50
Failure to display permit $25
Improper permit display (see Permit Use and Display page for definition) $25
Level 2 permit in Level 1 $25
Level 3 permit in Level 1 or Level 2 $25
Mutilated permit $25
Parking in loading dock or service area $25
Parked blocking access to fire hydrant $25
Parking in an aisle or on an island $25
Parking in violation of signs $25
Parking at expired meter $25
Parking on grass or side walk $25
Blocking crosswalk $25
Parking on/over stall markings $25
Failure to register with University Police for overnight parking $25
Late fee for fines not paid within 14 days of issuance $15

Direct Payment

Direct Payment of fines and fees can be made at the Parking Office, located on the north side of the Parking Facility, adjacent to lot F. All checks must be made payable to the Northeastern Parking Office.

Payments for ticket fines may be made with cash, check or credit card, with the exception of fines for booted vehicles and permanent holds that require immediate release. Fines for booted vehicles and immediate permanent hold releases must be paid in cash, money order or cashier’s check.

Payments by Mail

Please address your payment to the Northeastern Parking Office, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago IL 60625. Be sure to allow sufficient time for postal delivery when making payments by mail. Do not send cash payments in the mail. Only send a check, money order or certified cashier’s check.

Fines not paid within 14 days from date of issuance will be assessed an additional late fee of $15. Continued failure to pay fines may result in collection enforcement processing, such as academic and transcript holds, collection agency transfers, collection through the State of Illinois Comptroller’s Office Offset Program, immobilizing vehicle “boot” and towing.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are established only for owners/operators of vehicles not currently booted with outstanding balances of more than $100. Once a vehicle has been immobilized or “booted,” full payment of all outstanding parking debts is required in the form of cash, money order, credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover) or cashier’s check.

One-third of the complete balance is required to start a payment plan. The minimum installment payment is $15.00. Maximum time limit for payment plans for all balances due is three months. Payments are due no later than three business days after the due date. A student’s account will remain on hold until the account is paid in full.

Outstanding balances of $100 or less do not qualify for a payment plan. If the scheduled payments are not paid on time and the account is more than 30 days past due, the payment plan is subject to being cancelled by the Parking Office.

The establishment of a payment plan only allows a temporary hold release for class registration. Diplomas and transcripts will not be released until the owner/operator has paid the total outstanding parking debt in full.

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