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Parking Enforcement

The Department of Campus Safety enforces all parking regulations on campus property. The City of Sioux Falls enforces all parking ordinances related to city street parking. Both the Department of Campus Safety and the Sioux Falls Police Department enforce violations of city ordinance on campus (i.e. parking in a fire lane, handicapped parking violations).

Parking citations issued by the City of Sioux Falls are yellow in color and payment must be made to the City of Sioux Falls. For questions or concerns about city street parking or city issued citations you may contact the City of Sioux Falls Public Parking Office at 605.367.8170 or the Sioux Falls Police Department at 605.367.7212.

Parking Citations issued by the Department of Campus Safety are orange in color. Parking citation fines are automatically billed to your student account.  The Department of Campus Safety also submits License Plate numbers to the State Department of Motor Vehicle in the case of vehicles that are not registered with the College.  Campus parking fines shall be paid at the Business Office. Receipts will be issued at the time of payment. Failure to pay fines assessed against student vehicles will result in notification to the Registrars Office to withhold all transcripts and grades until the obligation is paid.

Questions or concerns about parking can be referred to the Department of Campus Safety at 605.274.4014.

Parking Fines issued by the Department of Campus Safety

  • Handicapped Zone - $50
  • Parking on Grass / Sidewalk - $30
  • Blocking Road / Driveway / Crosswalk - $30
  • No / Improper Permit Displayed - $20
  • Parking in Fire Lane* or Delivery Area - $30
  • No Overnight Parking Zone - $15
  • Overtime Parking - $15
  • Other Parking Violation - $15
  • Towing for special events - $50

* Note:  Handicapped parking and fire lane violations are governed by City and State law. Violators may be cited/towed by Augustana College or the City of Sioux Falls.

Note:  Fines double for third and all subsequent violations. If you have received three or more citations during the current school year, the fine listed on the citation is doubled.

Parking Citation Appeals

The Department of Campus Safety works closely with the student senate of the Augustana Student Association (ASA) to address parking questions and concerns from the student body. The president of ASA appoints a Parking Appeal Board each academic year that consists of current students. The parking appeal board reviews the parking appeals filed by students. The parking appeal board has the authority to dismiss the ticket, require full payment or reduce the fine. 

Appeals for a parking citation issued by the Department of Campus Safety MUST be filed within two weeks of receiving the citation. Submit a Parking Citation Appeal.

For questions about appealing a citation issued by the City of Sioux Falls, call the City of Sioux Falls Public Parking Office at 605.367.8170.

Towing from Campus

The Department of Campus Safety makes every effort to notify the owner of a vehicle before towing the vehicle from campus.  The Department of Campus Safety maintains a database with all citations issued.  When a vehicle has received multiple citations, a letter or email is sent to the registered owner, and a bright lime green decal will be placed on the vehicle to warn the owner that future violations will result in the vehicle being towed from campus at the owners expense.  Vehicles parked in fire lanes or obstructing traffic may be towed immediately without prior notice to the owner.

When towing for special events the vehicle is moved to an on-campus location where it will be safe and out of the events area.  The major events are usually move in day, homecoming, Boe Forum and home football games.  Every effort is made to make notification of these events.  Please make yourself aware of signs in your dorm or by the parking lot itself.

The Department of Campus Safety understands that towing a vehicle is very expensive and this is done as a last resort.  We ask that all vehicle owners follow all parking regulations to avoid fines and the potential of the vehicle being towed.