Enforcement, Appeals, and Payment

Payment Procedures

Upon receipt of a parking/traffic violation, the owner/operator may pay the fine in person at the WPI Police Department. Payment of the fine within 21 days of the date of the violation will be considered final disposition of the case.   Payment must be made by bank check, money order, personal check made out to WPI, goat bucks or credit card.

Payment may be mailed to:

WPI Police Department
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280  

Employees Only

There will be a payroll deduction offered to employees as an option of payment. If you choose to utilize this option you can obtain a form at the WPI Police Department.  The form will require your signature for your authorization and will forwarded to the WPI Payroll Office.  Payment of the fine must be paid within 21 days of the violation.   Failure to pay or contest the violation within 21 days of the date of the violation will result in an additional $5 fine.  

Enforcement Policy

Upon accumulating three tickets, students and employees will receive an email from the WPI Police Department advising them of the requirement of payment.   Any one vehicle accumulating five tickets or more will be put on the tow/boot list. Those vehicles will be subject to the placement of the Denver boot and/or immediate towing until all violations are resolved.

The Denver Boot will be applied on vehicles for a minimum of 48 hours.  If tickets are not rectified during this timeframe vehicles will be towed at the owners expense and will no longer be authorized to park within any campus areas and if found; will continue to be towed until all parking fines are resolved.

NOTE:  Prior to the Denver boot being removed all violations owed on the vehicle must be paid in full in addition to a $75.00 boot removal fee. 

You must contact the WPI Police Department for removal of the Denver Boot.


The owner/operator may choose to contest the violation. This must be done within 21 days from the date of the violation. Parking appeals can be processed online at http://www.wpi.edu/offices/police/appealform.html.  Appeals are reviewed once a month. (Note: this process includes a written response and administrative follow-up). Appeals after the 21-day rule will not be considered for review.   

For appeal inquires please email parking-appeals@wpi.edu   

Disciplinary Action

In addition to fines and other action including but not limited to loss of parking privileges may be imposed.

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