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Payment Policy for Parking Fines

The following policy establishes the accepted payment methods for outstanding parking fines:

1. Payment may be made by cash, personal check, cashier's check, money order, credit card (American Express, Discover, Visa, or Master Card only) or William and Mary Express card. Coins must be appropriately rolled and are not accepted in bulk. Checks will not be accepted from seniors after May 1, through graduation.

2. Employees at the VIMS Campus may mail checks, money orders or cashier's checks to the Office of Parking Services. Checks should be made payable to the College of William and Mary. Alternatively, they may use the Campus Mail.

3. Owners of vehicles that have been towed must pay all outstanding fines and fees by one of the methods in #1. If payment is made at the University Police office, the William and Mary Express card may not be used. The towing contractor must be paid the towing fee and storage fees, as well.

4. Payment for fines for wheel locked vehicles may be accepted in the Office of Parking Services by cash, check, and credit card or W&M Express card. The wheel lock fee is not reducible. Owners of wheel locked vehicles who have lost their privileges to park on campus must surrender their decals to Parking Services and may not pay at W&M Police to have their wheel lock removed.

5. Each license plate will receive one no decal warning which does not require payment of a fine. After the first warning violation, subsequent citations must be paid. Warning citations are recorded permanently and are not reset each semester.

6. Fines are payable within 30 days of the offense. Non-payment of past due fines will result in an "administrative hold" in Banner. This may preclude students from registering for classes or from receiving diplomas and transcripts. Holds will only be removed upon payment of all past due items. At the end of each semester unresolved debt will be posted to student accounts for collection. Non-payment of past due fines will prevent faculty and staff from purchasing a new decal or pass, each year in April Parking Services will submit a list to payroll of all outstanding debt for collection through payroll deduction.