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Parking Citations & Appeals

Pay a Citation

Citations are written throughout the entire year, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year if school is in session or not. Citations may be paid in person at the Treasurer's Office in the Fite Administration building or at the Department of Public Safety 2209 Branner Ave (If within the first 14 days only). A financial hold on student accounts for citations will be lifted within an hour after payment. 


Citations may be appealed within SEVEN (7) calendar days of receiving a parking citation by submitting in person appeal to the Department of Public Safety, Director at 2209 Branner Ave. If you submit an appeal, you will be notified by e-mail of the decision at your Carson-Newman email address for Carson-Newman Students and employees.   

If you choose, you may choose to appeal directly to the Traffic Appeal board. If you choose to appeal directly to the board, you SHALL file the appeal within SEVEN (7) days of receiving the citation at the Department of Public Safety or the right of appeal will be forfeited. Appeals must be made by the person cited or person to whom the vehicle is registered. Oral or written requests from other persons will not be accepted except to clarify that a person cited is not an active Carson-Newman employee or student.


The following are NOT acceptable reasons for dismissing a citation and NOT valid as the basis for appeal:

Lack of knowledge of the regulations or did not see posted regulation/signage

Other vehicles were parked improperly

Only parked illegally for a short period of time/blinkers were on

Stated failure of parking officer to ticket previously for similar offenses

Late to class or appointment

Inability to pay the amount of the fine

No other place to park

Permission to park given by anyone other than a Department of Safety and Security employee

Inclement weather conditions

Parked in a Handicap Accessible access aisle (hash mark area)

How to avoid a citation

Always have your Decal displayed.

Always park between the white lines and don’t block drive ways.

Obey timed parking 7 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Finally, when in doubt, refer to your parking regulations and map, or call The Department of Public Safety at 865-471-3559 during normal business hours. After hours Department of Public Safety can be contacted via LiveSafe or at 865-548-9067.

A employees or student who receives MORE THAN Three (3) citations, paid or unpaid (but not including citations under appeal) in the same academic year may be required to forfeit (also subject to towing or booting)  his or her parking privilege for the remainder of that academic year. The Offender will need to meet with Department of Public Safety,Director in person about the forfeiture of the parking privilege. A person who parks his or her car on campus after the parking permit has been forfeited may have the car impounded until all citations are paid, including the impoundment fee.




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