Where were you parked when you received the citation?
Since there are many types of parking located on and around the UW Tacoma campus, it's important to pay close attention to the citation you receive in order to make payment or submit an appeal to the correct party and avoid any late fees due to processing delays.
All citations should have detailed instructions on how to pay or appeal them. If you are still unsure, consider where you were parked when the citation was issued.
On-street locations around campus are enforced by the City of Tacoma. More information about where they enforce and how to pay or appeal can be found on their website here.
Pay a UW Tacoma Citation
City of Tacoma citations cannot be paid through UW Tacoma's online payment portal. Please visit the city's website for more information.
UW Tacoma citations will have the university name directly on the notice.
Be sure to include your citation number or license plate number with your payment.
University of Washington Tacoma
Campus Box 358433
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Pay by check or cash on campus using the drop box outside Dougan 176. Be sure to include your citation number or license plate number with your payment. Payment is processed weekly.
If you do not have the exact amount for a cash payment, visit the West Coast Grocery convenience store to make change. Students, if you would like change applied as payment to your student account, be sure to also include your Student ID number with payment.
Note: Credit/Debit cards may only be used to pay through our online portal.
Important Information to Note
Late payment fees will not be assessed as long as the payment is received within 20 calendar days from the citation notice date. If payment is not received by the due date, a $10 late fee is added.
Late payment fees will not be assessed if the citation is in “Appeals/Petitioned” status.
Accounts in Collections
If the parking fine you received has gone to collections, you have the option of paying the collection agency directly. Their contact information is on the letter you received.
If you did not receive a letter from the agency, you can pay the balance using UW Tacoma's online purchasing portal. After your payment is processed, we will notify the collection agency that you paid us directly. Your collection notice will then be cancelled.
Appealed Citation Fines
If you have filed an appeal and received a fine reduction, you can proceed to make a payment as usual. All questions about appeals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments are processed immediately.
It is your responsibility to provide the correct citation reference number and license plate number in order to avoid processing delays.
If you no longer have the citation reference number, email email@example.com to request a list of your unpaid parking citations. You will need to provide your license plate number, your name and the approximate date of your citation.
Terms and Conditions
All payments successfully processed are non-refundable.
Payments will be applied based on the citation reference number and vehicle license plate number provided by the customer during checkout. If this information is incorrect and cannot be verified by the university, a full refund will be processed within three (3) business days. If this occurs and it results in the citation not being paid by the due date, the registered owner of the vehicle will be responsible for any additional late and/or collection agency fees that are accrued.