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Tickets & Citations

Issuance of Parking Citations

If you are issued a parking citation, it will be attached to your vehicle, handed to you, or mailed. We maintain a database of all tickets processed through our automated ticketing system.

Parking Citation Fines

Payment of fines is required upon receipt of the parking violation. These fines will be billed to your account. Until payment is made, a registrar’s hold will be placed on your account, which will preventing you from registering for classes.

Payment may be made by personal check made payable to Bentley University and mailed to the Cashier’s Office, Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Payment may also be made directly at the Cashier’s Office located in Rauch, Room 123.

If a vehicle receives more than three parking tickets in an academic year, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense. The dean of student affairs will be notified, in writing, upon the third parking violation in an academic year for consideration of judicial sanctions. In the case of freshmen students who violate the parking restrictions, the dean of student affairs will be notified upon the first violation.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Only appeals for legitimate discrepancies regarding the current parking policy will be heard. Appeals must be made by completing the online ticket appeal form and submitted within five days of the violation. If you were illegally parked for any reason, for any amount of time, your appeal will be denied. Opinions about the fairness of the fines or parking rules are not grounds for having a parking ticket overturned. Resident freshmen are not allowed to appeal parking tickets.

Before entering a ticket appeal please be aware of these general rules: The absence of "No Parking" signs does not mean that parking is allowed. Locating a legal parking space is the responsibility of the vehicle’s operator. Lack of parking spaces will not be considered a valid excuse for violating a parking regulation. Violators will receive parking citations and the vehicle may be towed. Vehicle hazard lights cannot be used to park in a fire lane, roadway or any other area. Vehicles must be parked in white lined parking spaces only, unless the proper HP placard or plate allows you to park in the blue lined HP spaces..

Hazard lights are used for the purpose of notifying other vehicles approaching you that your vehicle is having mechanical problems, or is disabled. You must immediately notify University Police of any mechanical problem. All vehicles parked on Bentley property must be properly registered and insured. Vehicles left on university property without valid registration plates are subject to removal at the owner's expense.