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Parking Tickets

Parking regulations on the Rutgers-NewBrunswick/Piscataway campuses are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Violators will be issued tickets and may be towed, depending on the offense and number of pending violations.

Contact Information

Department of
Transportation Services

Public Safety Building
55 Commercial Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Main Office 848-932-7744
Fax 848-932-1450
Bus Dispatch 848-932-7817

Cashier and General
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
September & Holiday
Hours May Vary

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Parking Ticket Payments

Pay Your Tickets Online:

  • With a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

By mail:

  • Check or money order payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Send to Department of Transportation Services (address to right)
  • Postmarked within 20 days of the date the ticket was issued to avoid a late fee

In person:

  • At the Department of Transportation Services office
  • Cash, check, money order, credit card in your name only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or RU Express Card
Late Fees

A late fee of $5.00 is charged if payment is received after 20 days and before 30 days from ticket issuance. A late fee of $10.00 is charged if payment is made after 30 days from ticket issuance.

Consequences for Unpaid Tickets

Unpaid tickets and late fees will result in a university hold barring students from:

  • Class registration
  • New parking permits
  • Receiving grades
  • Receiving transcripts
  • Permit refunds – ticket and late fee amounts will be deducted
  • Graduation
  • Unpaid tickets will eventually be sent to a collection agency to ensure payment.

Cars will be towed, at owner's expense, if the total for all tickets and late fees exceeds $300.00. Towing Company Drop Fee Policy


Appeals must be made online only within ten (10) calendar days of issuance. The appeal can be made by following this link: If you are a Rutgers affiliated user (student, faculty or staff) please enter your NETID and password below and click submit. If you are a visitor or a holder of a non-affiliate parking permit and you have created a userID (drivers license number) and password, please enter it below and click submit. If you have not created an account, you may create one or you may retrieve your lost information if you have lost it.

Student holds will be released temporarily from appealed citations pending Appeal officer's decision. If a decision is made to deny an appeal or reduce the original citation the hold will be reinstated.

Event parking signs are posted to inform invited guests not affiliated with Rutgers University. These signs do not allow free parking to faculty, staff or students. Faculty, staff and students are required to have a Rutgers parking permit at all times and must park accordingly. Rutgers affiliated faculty, staff and students parking without permits; or outside their permit assignments will be subjected to ticketing and or towing.

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Parking Ticket Offense Codes and Fines

R2 Expired meter $20.00
R5 Failure to obey signs/markings $20.00
R6 Restricted parking 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM $75.00
R13 Vehicle Not Registered  $25.00
R14 No Rutgers permit displayed $75.00
R16 Failure to move $25.00
R20 Unauthorized campus $50.00
R23 Outside of marked stall $30.00
R42 Parked in fire zone $150.00
R45 Driving/parking in prohibited area $20.00
R78 Fraudulent use of permit $100.00
R79 Display of altered permit $250.00
R85 Unauthorized lot $25.00
R86 Parked in handicapped stall $250.00
R87 Fraudulent registration $100.00
R88 Display of lost or stolen permit/hangtag $300.00
R89 Counterfeit permit/hangtag $300.00
R90 Rutgers hangtag not displayed $25.00