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Parking Violations

A violation of parking or traffic rules may result in a vehicle receiving a citation, or a warning citation. A citation results in a fine, which may be applied to the student account, paid by the violator, or appealed. See Payment of Fines section. Repeated violations of parking or traffic rules, and/or accumulation of parking fines may result in a vehicle being immobilized (booted) and/or towed at the owner’s expense. There may also be University administrative sanctions imposed through the Dean of Students Office.

Revocation of Parking Privileges​

In addition to booting and towing, persons who violate parking and/or traffic rules may have his/her campus parking privileges revoked at the discretion of the Chief of the John Carroll University Police Department or the Dean of Students, or their designee.

Definitions

Speed limit:​The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH.

Safe Operation:​ Vehicles are expected to be operated on campus with due regard to the safety of persons and/or property.

Complying with traffic signs:​ Vehicles are to be operated/parked on campus in compliance with all traffic control devices/signs.

Restricted roadways:​ Roadways on campus may be designated by the posting of appropriate signs for one-way traffic.

Inoperable Vehicle: ​The driver of any inoperable vehicle must notify JCU Police Department of the vehicle location, nature of the problem, and how long the vehicle is expected to be inoperable.

Violation Types

Group A - $75 Fine

  • Fire lane/zone
  • Handicap zone
  • Altered / Concealed Permit

Group B - $40 Fine

  • Faculty/Staff/Administrator restriction
  • Reserved/Restricted
  • Student with Visitor Permit
  • Improper Permit for Campus
  • Expired Student Permit

Group C - $30 File

  • Improper Display
  • No permit display
  • Non parking space
  • Blocking traffic lane
  • Expired visitor permit
  • Unreadable / Obstructed Permit
  • Outside of Marked Space
  • Other

Moving Violations

  • Stop sign - $35
  • One-way road - $35
  • Speed - $50
  • Reckless operation - $100
  • Failure to Yield to Pedestrian within Crosswalk - $35
  • Use of Handheld Communication Devices While Driving - $35
  • Other - $35
Payment of Fines

Parking and traffic fines are to be paid either in-person, by phone with credit card information, by mail, or on-line through Banner Self Serve (​link)

Your copy of the citation must accompany the payment. If paid by mail, payment should be made by check, payable to John Carroll University. Fines paid in person can be processed by credit/debit card, check, or charged to your student account.

Fines unpaid after 10 business days will be charged to the student’s account, along with the $5 late fee. Once added to a student account, fines are the responsibility of the account holder, and subject to JCU student account payment rules, described here.

The JCU Police Department is located on the lower level of the D. J. Lombardo Student Center, room 14. In-person payments may be made during posted office hours or by going to Banner Self-Serve and paying online.

Appeal Process

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An appeal for a fine must be submitted within 10 business days of the citation being issued. ​Decisions are made by an independent committee made of JCU students and staff. The Committee meets every two weeks during the academic year. Committee decisions are final. After the committee meets, the person who received the citation will be notified of the outcome within 3 business days.​ If an appeal is granted, the fine will not be added to the student account. If the fine has already been paid or applied to the student account, a refund will be given.

Please click this link to submit an appeal.

Immobilization of Vehicle

Parking "boot":​A​ ​vehicle may be immobilized by a parking boot for the following:

  • If a vehicle is repeatedly parked in violation of parking rules
  • If a vehicle is repeatedly in violation of traffic rules
  • A combination of parking and traffic violations
  • Fines are unpaid
  • Other public safety reasons

In order to have the boot removed, the violator will need to contact JCU Police Department to resolve the issue and/or pay outstanding fines. A vehicle may still be ticketed while booted, if it is parked or operated in violation.

The first time a vehicle is immobilized (Booted) there is a $25 fee for the release. The person will need to pay the outstanding fines, and fees, to have the boot removed. The second immobilization will be an added cost of $50, third immobilization is $75. The price will continue to increase by $25 for each additional immobilization.

Towing of Vehicle

A vehicle may be towed (at the owner’s expense) for: accumulated violations, being illegally parked in fire lanes, handicapped spaces or causing a public safety concern.

If your vehicle has been towed from the John Carroll University campus, you may claim at at United Towing Services, 21200 St. Clair Ave. (just south of I-90), Euclid, Ohio, 216.429.1243 (directions below). Call ahead to make arrangements to claim your vehicle.

Directions to United Towing Services

Cedar Road (east) to I-271 north. Exit I-271 at the I-90 west exit. I-90 to E. 222nd St. and turn left (south). Turn right (west) on St. Clair to United Towing. The lot is behind the Car Star Body Shop.

Payment is by cash only, and the registered owner must be present to claim the vehicle.

Permit Types & Fees

UPDATE AS OF MAY 1, 2019

FALL 2019 PARKING PERMITS - The sale of permits for Freshman Commuters, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will go on sale the 4th Monday of July at 9 AM.

The sale of Freshman Resident Permits will go on sale the 4th Monday of July at 9 AM.  Freshman Residents will have until the first Monday in August at 5 PM.

Students that were issued a Hang Tag during the previous Academic Year(s) will continue to use the Hang Tag for the upcoming Academic Year '19 - '20.

The price of the Fall 2019 Parking Pass is as follows: JCU Resident, JCU Commuter, Freshman Commuter and Green Road Permit will be $150. The price of an Evening Permit will be $60 for Spring 2019. The All Year Pass will be $300.

Any student applying for their first JCU Parking Permit will be issued a new Hang Tag along with a validation sticker.

The Parking Office will have extended hours during the first two weeks of classes (January 14 and January 21) for students to pick up their permanent permit. During the week of January 14, the Parking Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The week of January 21 the Parking Office will be closed on Monday, January 21 for MLK Day. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Parking Office will be open from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday the Parking Office will be open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Any student applying for their first JCU Parking Permit will be issued a new Hang Tag along with a validation sticker.

The permit definitions are below.

A student may register only one vehicle. The student must be the owner (family or individually owned) or the primary operator of that vehicle (family vehicle) and may not register the vehicle of another student.   Parking permits are not transferable between persons.

Resident Hall Permit:

This permit is for JCU juniors and seniors residing in John Carroll residence halls.

Green Road Sophomore Resident Permit:

This permit is for JCU residence hall students who are required to park at the Green Road Annex (for 2018-2019 sophomores). There will be a shuttle service from the Green Road Annex to the JCU RecPlex.

Green Road Freshman Resident Permit:

This permit is for JCU residence hall students who are required topark at the Green Road Annex (for 2018-2019 freshman).  There will be a shuttle service from the Green Road Annex to the JCU RecPlex.  There will be a lottery if more than 100 freshman resident students apply for this permit.

JCU Commuter Permit:

This permit is for sophomores, juniors and seniors commuting to campus. This permit is valid from 7 AM until 3 AM.

Freshmen Commuter (BP Lot):

This permit is for freshmen living with parents or guardians and commuting to campus. This permit is valid from 7 AM  until 1 AM. The permit is valid only for parking at the designated BP Lot during the week.  After 5 PM on Friday until 7 AM on Monday the car may park on the main campus.

Evening Permit:

This permit is for evening graduate students or other JCU students who attend only evening classes. This permit is valid from 3 PM until 3 AM.

Temporary Permit: $2/day

A student may purchase a temporary parking permit at a cost of $2 a day and will be issued for a period no longer than ten business days. Circumstances justifying a temporary permit would include a substitute vehicle brought to campus while repairs are made on the primary vehicle or having the car on campus for just a few days for interviews/appointments. The  temporary permit is not to be used in lieu of purchasing an actual parking pass for the semester.

The temporary permit can only be obtained at the JCU Parking Office during the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM.

Note: The parking permit number identifies your vehicle. If a permit is lost or stolen and you want to park on campus, at the BP commuter lot, or at the Green Road Annex, you must purchase another permit at the regular price. The cost of a replacement Hang Tag is $50.

If you are purchasing a new vehicle and already have a valid hang-tag and permit, simply contact the Parking Office (parking@jcu.edu or 216-397-2277) to update your vehicle information.

Click here to access Banner Self Serve to purchase your permit.

Traffic Regulations

Speed limit:The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. Operating at a speed above this limit is a violation of University policy and subject to a fine of $50.

Safe Operation:Vehicles are expected to be operated on campus with due regard to the safety of persons and/or property. Operation in willful or wanton disregard for safety is a violation and subject to a fine of $35.

Complying with traffic signs:Vehicles are to be operated/parked on campus in compliance with all traffic control devices/signs. Disobeying the instruction on a traffic control device is a violation of the University policy and subject to a fine of $35.

Restricted roadways:Roadways on campus may be designated by the posting of appropriate signs for one-way traffic. Operating a vehicle in the opposite direction than designated is a violation of University policy and subject to a fine of $35.

Abandoned vehicles:(non-resident students, faculty, staff) If you must leave your car overnight, please notify JCU Police Department at 216.397.1234. Parking in excess of 72 hours is a violation. The driver of any inoperable vehicle must notify JCU Police Department of the vehicle location, nature of the problem, and how long the vehicle is expected to be inoperable.

Immobilization Fees– There is a $25 cost to have the immobilized removed the first time. Each time after the first the price to have the immobilizer removed increases by $25. The second time is $50, The third time is $75.

Group A – fine $75

  • Fire lane/zone
  • Handicap zone
  • Altered / Concealed Permit

Group B-fine $40

  • Faculty/Staff/Administrator restriction
  • Reserved/Restricted
  • Student with Visitor Permit
  • Improper Permit for Campus
  • Expired Student Permit

Group C-fine $30

  • Improper Display
  • No permit display
  • Non parking space
  • Blocking traffic lane
  • Expired visitor permit
  • Unreadable / Obstructed Permit
  • Outside of Marked Space
  • Other

Moving Violations

  • Stop sign – fine $35
  • One-way road – fine $35
  • Speed – fine $50
  • Reckless operation – fine $100
  • Failure to Yield to Pedestrian within Crosswalk – fine $35
  • Use of Handheld Communication Devices While Driving – fine $35
  • Other – fine $35
    Towing, Booting and Parking Privileges

    Parking “boot”:If a vehicle is repeatedly parked in violation of parking rules and/or citations are unpaid, the vehicle may be immobilized by a parking boot. In order to have the boot removed, the violator will need to see JCU Police Department to resolve the issue and/or pay outstanding fines. A vehicle may still be ticketed while booted, if it is parked in violation.

    The first time a vehicle is immobilized (Booted) there is a $25 fee for the release. The person will need to pay the outstanding violations, and fees, to have the boot removed. Future immobilizations will have a charge. The second immobilization will be an added cost of $50, third immobilization is $75. The price will continue to increase by $25 for each addition immobilization.

    Towing:In addition to citations, vehicles not displaying an authorized permit, or that are illegally parked, may be towed off campus, at the owner’s expense. This includes any vehicle in a fire lane or blocking access to drives, or passageways, vehicles parked illegally in handicapped spaces, vehicles parked illegally in reserved spaces, vehicles parked illegally in faculty/staff/administrator spaces, or vehicles parked in visitor lots without a proper permit. Vehicles with general or restricted permits may not park overnight and may be towed.

    If your vehicle has been towed from the John Carroll University campus because it was illegally parked, you may claim at at United Towing Services, 21200 St. Clair Ave. (just south of I-90), Euclid, Ohio, 216.429.1243 (directions below). Call ahead to make arrangements to claim your vehicle.

    Revocation of Parking Privileges: In addition to booting and towing, persons who repeatedly violate parking and traffic rules may have his/her campus parking privileges revoked at the discretion of the Chief of the John Carroll University Police Department or the Dean of Students.

    Directions to United Towing Services

    Cedar Road (east) to I-271 north. Exit I-271 at the I-90 west exit. I-90 to E. 222nd St. and turn left (south). Turn right (west) on St. Clair to United Towing. The lot is behind the Car Star Body Shop.

    Payment is by cash only.