Tickets and Fines Information

It is your responsibility to pay close attention to parking signs and rules while parking on campus. NIU reserves the right to handle violations in accordance with State laws. This means that tickets that are incurred are the responsibility of the permit holder or the person whose name is on the vehicle registration card.

Important Parking Rules

  • Parking permits are required even during semester and holiday break periods and when classes are not in session.
  • Vehicles may receive more than one ticket during a 24-hour period (i.e. if parked at a 1 hour and 30 minute meter, you can receive one ticket for each 1 hour and 30 minutes that the meter is expired).
  • Tickets issued to state-owned vehicles are the responsibility of the person to whom the vehicle was assigned at the time of the violation.
  • Tickets may be paid online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
  • The university may place financial holds on the records of students with unpaid parking tickets or may deduct via payroll for a faculty or staff member.

Parking Tickets and Amounts

Type of Violation Fee Amount
Altering or manufacturing a parking permit $200 becomes $215 after 10 days
Failure to remove an old NIU parking permit $5 becomes $10 after 10 days
Failure to report changes that affect parking privileges $10 becomes $25 after 10 days
Failure to use flashers in a loading/unloading space $10 becomes $25 after 10 days
Falsification of permit registration $200 becomes $215 after 10 days
No Permit for Handicapped Space $250 becomes $265 after 10 days
Improper display of permit $5 becomes $20 after 10 days
Improper parking* $20 becomes $35 after 10 days
Overtime Meter
Note that vehicles may receive more than one citation during a 24-hour period
$10 becomes $25 after 10 days
No NIU Registration
This ticket can be reduced to permit not displayed if your permit is valid for the lot and is presented to Campus Parking Services within 10 calendar days of the citation date. This ticket is not appealable. 
$10 becomes $25 after 10 days
Permit not displayed $5 becomes $20 after 10 days
No parking zone* $50 becomes $65 after 10 days
Visitor fee $5 becomes $20 after 10 days
Overtime Parking
Note that vehicles may receive a citation every 15 minutes that they are parked over the time limit in a 15 minute space.
$30 becomes $45 after 10 days
No Permit for Reserved Space $100 becomes $115 after 10 days
Permit not valid for lot $25 becomes $40 after 10 days
Daily fee $5 becomes $20 after 10 days
Unauthorized use of a NIU Parking Permit $250 becomes $265 after 10 days

Parking Administrative Fees

Type of Violation Fee Amount
Administrative fee $100 becomes $115 after 10 days

Ticket Payments

There are four different methods in which you can pay your ticket(s).

Any partial payments will be applied to your account until paid in full, and any contrary notation, writing, or indication on your check or payment instrument is not valid or acceptable.

  • Mail: Checks can be made payable to NIU
  • AIMS (Automated Issuance Management System): You can pay with your American Express, Discover, Mastercard, or Visa credit card
  • In Person: During our business hours, you can come into our office, located at 121 Normal Rd, and pay by Cash, Check, or any of the four major credit cards.
  • Drop Box: A drop box is located on the east side of Campus Parking Services that is available 24/7

Contact Us

Parking Services
121 Normal Road
815-753-1045
parking@niu.edu 

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.