(1) Violations and fines. Parking violations are processed by the university. Fines must be paid at the parking department or at other authorized locations by mail, or from the parking department's web site. Schedules for parking violations, fines, and sanctions are posted in the public area of the parking department office and on the parking department's web site.
(2) Reduction of fines.
(a) The fine for "meter violation" and the fine for "overtime in a timed zone" violations are reduced by one-half if paid within twenty-four hours of time of issuance. Eligible violations received on Friday or Saturday can be paid on the following Monday to satisfy the twenty-four-hour requirement. Mailed payment of fines must be postmarked within twenty-four hours to receive the one-half reduction.
(b) Visitors. The first violation of notices for "no parking permit" and "no parking permit for this area" issued to a visitor is considered a warning notice upon presentation of the parking ticket to the parking department.
(c) If a permit holder of record neglects to display his or her permit and receives a notice of violation for "no parking permit," a reduced fine is assessed when possession of a valid parking permit for the location is verified by the parking department within twenty-four hours.
(d) Internal policies regarding disposition of parking tickets may be established on approval of the chancellor or designee whose responsibilities include supervision of the parking department, under the advisement of the university's internal auditor.
(3) Inoperable vehicles. It is the owner's responsibility to immediately contact the parking department in the event that the owner's vehicle becomes inoperable when the vehicle is present on campus.
(4) Payment of parking fines. All parking fines are due upon issuance of a parking ticket. Thirty days after date of issuance of a parking ticket, a late fee shall be added to all unpaid parking fines. For example, a parking ticket issued on May 1 would be assessed a late fee on May 31. Failure to pay the fine and fee assessed for any violation results in referral to the university controller's office or to a private collection agency for collection. Where collection efforts are unsuccessful, the controller or designee may notify the registrar to refrain from issuing student transcripts or to withhold permission to reenroll for a subsequent term until outstanding fines and fees are paid. The procedures discussed above are not exclusive, however, and failure by anyone to pay fines and fees may also lead to towing or use of the wheel lock device described in these regulations. Nor are the procedures discussed above a precondition to towing or use of the wheel lock.
(5) Failure to pay fines. Failure to pay a fine or comply with other penalties assessed pursuant to these regulations, and exhausting or failing to exercise appeals provided for in these regulations, may result in the inability to renew a vehicle license through the state pursuant to RCW 46.16.216
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-08-048, § 504-14-810, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125. 03-15-060, § 504-14-810, filed 7/14/03, effective 8/14/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150, 28B.10.560 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 01-18-015, § 504-14-810, filed 8/24/01, effective 9/24/01.]