Citation payments

The citation must be a Wayne State University violation and have a number beginning with the prefix "W" on the top of the citation. Any citation number beginning with the prefix "J"  will be a City of Detroit citation. Any citation issued on the street will be a City of Detroit citation. Our citations are issued in the university parking structures, lots, behind buildings and in loading docks/areas. Parking citations issued by Wayne State University Police Department are eligible for a discount rate if paid within 15 days of issuance.  All citations unpaid within the 15-day time period are subjected to additional fees established by the university. Please see the rates below:

Violation/Rate Discounted Rate
Parked in prohibited area/no parking $35  $20
Improper parking $35 $20
Blocked alley, driveway or crosswalk $35 $20
Double-parked or double-stand $35 $20
Fire hydrant parking violation $35 $20
No standing (anytime) $35 $20
Snow emergency violation $35 $20
Coach stop $35 $20
Overtime parking $25 $10
Parking meter violation $25 $10
Parking in area reserved for handicapped $115 $100
DPW street cleaning $35 $20
Unattended key in vehicle $35 $20
Unauthorized parking, private property $35 $20
No stopping $35 $20


  • Payments can be made by mail with a check or money order made out to Wayne State University. Make sure to include your parking citation with payment.

Wayne State University
Parking Violations Bureau
42 W. Warren, Room 257
Detroit, MI 48202

  • Payments can be made online with a check or credit card at our payment webpageNOTE: Citations may take up to 72 hours from issuance to be processed and posted online for payment.
  • Payments can be made in person with cash or check/money order made out to Wayne State University. Make sure to bring your parking citation when delivering payment to:

Welcome Center

Cashier’s Service Window

42 W. Warren Ave., Room 255

Detroit, MI 48202

Unpaid parking citations

Students will not be allowed to register for classes until all outstanding parking citations have been paid. Transcripts of credits will be withheld for students leaving Wayne State University with delinquent parking citations.