Parking Citations

Vehicles parked in violation of University of San Francisco regulations are subject to being issued parking citations by Patrol Officers and Community Service Officers. Please read and obey posted University signs which are located at the entrance of all parking lots.


All vehicles parked on the USF campus must display a valid USF parking permit.

Payment of Parking Citations

Citations can be paid with credit card through the online parking site usf.thepermitstore.com by entering the citation number or vehicle license plate number. If a citation is outstanding for more than 21 days, a $25 late fee will be added.

Citation Appeals

If an individual wishes to appeal a citation, appeals must be filed within 21 days of the citation issue date, or within 14 days of the mailing notice date of the delinquent parking violation. Instructions for the citation appeal are also located on the back of the citation. Appeals are online only, and can be completed by going to the website usf.thepermitstore.com and entering information under the section "pay notices." A decision is typically made within 1-2 weeks of the appeal.

Updated Parking Violation Penalties, Effective August 31, 2015

Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, updated penalties for parking citations will go into effect. These updated penalties reflect the current penalties for parking violations in the city of San Francisco. Below is a list of possible violations and the updated penalties associated with each. 

ViolationViolation CodePenalty
Illegal parking/school groundsVC 21113(a)$73
No valid permit displayedVC 21113(a)$73
Altered (invalid) permit displayed VC 21113(a)$150
Blocking roadwayVC 21113(a) $73
Out of stallVC 21113(a)$73
Fire laneVC 22500.1$78
Parking within three feet of disabled rampsVC 25507.9$875
Blue zoneVC 25507.8(a)$875
Blocking disabled parkingVC 22507.8(b) $875
No plateVC 5200 $121
Plate not attachedVC 5201$121

Vehicle Booting

Vehicles that receive 6 citations within a 6 month time period are subject to booting by the Department of Public Safety. All citation fees must be paid in order for officers to remove the boot(s) from the vehicle. The vehicle will incur an additional citation each day that the vehicle remains booted and in violation of USF parking regulations.