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It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Parking Office regarding their unpaid tickets.

The Parking Office cannot guarantee delivery of our mailings. Non-receipt of ticket statements does not negate or cancel owner/operator responsibility for payment of parking fines. It is the student's responsibility to update their address via NEIUport.


Holds will be placed on transcripts, diplomas, class registrations and other records until all outstanding fines and fees are paid.

Temporary Hold Release: Allows a student who has made approved payment arrangements with the Parking Office to register for classes. A temporary hold release does not allow the release of diplomas or transcripts.

Permanent Hold Release: Removes the parking hold from the student’s account.

Immediate Release of a Permanent Hold: May only be performed for balances paid in full with cash, credit card (Visa/MC/Discover), debit card (Visa/MC logo), money order or cashier’s checks.

Full payment of fines and fees paid by a personal or third party check will delay the permanent hold release by 10 business days.

Agency and Offset Referrals

Northeastern employees with past due balances may be referred to payroll for automatic deduction of the outstanding debt from the employee’s paycheck.

Non-employees with a balance of unpaid fines may be sent to the State of Illinois Comptroller’s Office Offset Program, which allows for the collection of fines through deduction from a person’s state income tax refunds. Outstanding balances that are four months past due are subject to being sent to a collection agency and reported to a credit bureau.

Vehicle Booting

Owners/operators with combined, unpaid fines totaling more than $100, or at least three unpaid tickets on their vehicle(s), are subject to penalty such as a vehicle immobilizer or “boot” placed on the vehicle. When a vehicle is immobilized, the owner/operator will be charged a $50 boot removal fee.

Once a vehicle is immobilized, all outstanding fines and fees must be paid in full by cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit card (Visa/MC/Discover) or debit card (Visa/MC) before the boot will be removed.

Payments for outstanding debts on booted vehicles are made in the Parking Office during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Unpaid fines for immobilized vehicles are not eligible for a payment plan. The owner/operator is responsible for any damages to their vehicle associated with an illegal attempt to remove a boot.

Vehicles remain on the eligibility list for immobilization until outstanding balances reach $100 or less. Northeastern Illinois University is not responsible for damage resulting from vehicle towing/immobilizing or any other conditions as defined herein or by the Illinois Compiled Statues (ILCS).

The owner/operator will also be assessed a $500 illegal boot removal fine for any attempt to remove a University placed boot.

Vehicle Towing

Vehicles booted for more than 48 hours may be towed at the owner's/operator’s expense. After being towed, vehicles will not be released to the owner/operator until all Northeastern parking debts, towing expenses and any accumulated storage fees have been paid to the University and the towing company.

Northeastern parking privileges may be revoked and future applications for permits may be denied until all outstanding parking fees and fines are paid.


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