Citations & Immobilizations

FIU Parking enforces parking infractions using warnings, citations, fines, vehicle immobilization, towing and any other means. By registering your vehicle with FIU Parking, you assume responsibility for all citations issued to your vehicle. If you have received a parking citation and choose not to contest or appeal, you may pay online or in person at your nearest FIU Parking office. However, if you received a citation and believe the citation is unwarranted, you may appeal the citation.

Citations and Appeals


If you have been issued a citation, you have 10 business days from the date of issuance to respond to the citation either by paying the fine or by filing an appeal. You can make the payment online or in-person at the FIU Parking offices.


Appeals of citations for university parking infractions and towing/vehicle immobilization fees may be instituted by filing an appeal. Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists.


The Barnacle is a lightweight device equipped with GPS that attaches to the windshield using two large suction cups, preventing the vehicle from being driven by obstructing the driver’s view.

If your vehicle is immobilized, you will have to pay the full account balance plus an immobilization fee.

Parking Rules and Regulations

To avoid a future citation or immobilization, or to know more information about the appeal process, read our Rules and Regulations document.

Citations and Immobilizations FAQs

  • I’ve been barnacled. How can I pay to have it released?

    If you’ve been immobilized, you can submit your payment at Payment cannot be submitted through FIU Parking. Release codes will only be given through

  • How do I appeal a citation?

    Using your FIU credentials, log in to your parking account, hover over “Citations” in the navigation bar and click “Appeal Citation” from the drop-down menu. You may select the citation from the list or type the citation number into the text box.

    Citations may only be appealed within 10 business days from the issue date of the citation. Citations will have an issue date and a violation date. Appeals should only be filed if a legitimate basis exists.