Regulations - 15. Payment of Fees


15.0 Violation fees shall be payable online or at the department’s office, either in person or by mail, pay- able and addressed to KU Transportation Services. Ticket number or license plate information must accompany payment.Payment is due upon issuance of ticket. A $10 late fee will be added to all tickets not paid within 14 calendar days.

Transportation Services accepts cash, checks, cashier’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. For cash payments, up to $1 in coins may be accepted. No personal checks will be accepted for tickets on towed vehicles/accounts or to release holds on transcripts.

15.1 Students with unpaid tickets shall not be permitted to purchase permits/e-permits enroll or obtain or transfer records or diplomas.

15.2 Faculty or staff with unpaid tickets shall not be permitted to purchase permits/e-permits, and are subject to KSA 76-741, which specifies that parking fines may be collected from payroll warrants.

15.3 If an account of unpaid tickets or other charges remains past due, the account may be referred to a collection agency for collection, as specified by KSA 76-475.

15.4 Excessive violations exist whenever three or more tickets have been issued to any vehicle or posted to the account of any owner/operator and
have not been paid within 14 calendar days.

All vehicles on an excessive account are subject to immobilization using Barnacle device2 or towing at the discretion of KU Transportation Services. All tickets must be paid in full before the vehicle will be released from the tow company (see section 15.0 for payment methods). If a vehicle is immobilized with a Barnacle device and tickets remain unpaid after three business days the vehicle may be towed and assessed an excessive violator ticket. In addition, the Parking Commission may revoke the privilege of operating a vehicle on the university campus.

Movement of a wheel-locked vehicle will cause damage to the vehicle and vehicles immobilized with a Barnacle device should never be driven before it is removed due to limited visibility.

Barnacle device must be returned to drop-off box per instructions from Barnacle following release.

15.5 Towing and impoundment of vehicles. Vehicles may also be towed from the campus at any time if they interfere with the efficient operation of the traffic and parking on the university campus or if they are parked in an area not specifically designated for or designed as a parking area.

All charges for towing, Barnacle release fee, and/ or storage fees are the responsibility of the owner/ operator and may be assessed as a separate ticket.


2 The Barnacle is a device that covers the windshield, preventing a vehicle from being driven until payment is made. This will allow Transportation services to dramatically reduce the amount of time officers spend on towing cars, and will provide students a way to easily handle excessive tickets and release their car through “self service” without having to come into the office or find their way to the towing company far from campus.


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