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Donations for Citations

Overview

Donations for Citations is a Parking and Transportation program that aims to alleviate students’ monetary stress by offering an alternative to paying for citations while helping Mizzou students, staff and faculty who don’t have a stable food supply. The program’s donated food is given to Tiger Pantry, a food assistance resource for those within the University of Missouri community.

Which Tickets Can This Apply To?

Donations for Citations has two types of tickets that qualify for our program:

  • No Permission
  • Expired Meter

How Often Can I Use This?

You can use Donations for Citations up to two times per year (effective July 1 – June 30) for qualifying tickets that individually amount to a $25 maximum. This program applies to students, employees and visitors.

What Do I Donate?

For each qualifying ticket, you’ll donate 10 (ten) full-sized, non-perishable items. These include: ​

Hygiene Products

  • Soap

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Shampoo

  • Laundry detergent powder/pods

  • Tampons/Pads

How Do I Use This Program?

Within five days of receiving your citation, drop off the approved items at the Parking and Transportation office, located at Turner Avenue Parking Structure, Level 2. Our staff will help you complete the process and dismiss the appropriate ticket.

I appealed a citation but changed my mind and want to use the program

If a citation is appealed, and the applicant would rather use Donations for Citations, they may visit the Parking and Transportation office within five days of being issued the citation and use Donations for Citations by informing our staff that they’d like to cancel the appeal.

If a citation is appealed and the official decision has been sent in a response email, the decision is official and the applicant will not be eligible to use Donations for Citation regarding that specific ticket.

My citation is the right kind, but the total is more than $25
If you have Excessive Violation Fees, you may use Donations for Citations to compensate the cost of the original citation. E.g., original ticket of $25 plus $25 for Excessive Violation Fees totals $50. The recipient may use Donations for Citations to pay for the original $25 citation, leaving the balance of $25 for Excessive Violations Fees to be payed through another method.

Invalid reasons for citation dismissal

The following are not acceptable reasons for dismissing a citation using this program. They are also 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 P&T employee
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Parked in a Handicap Accessible access aisle (hash mark area)
  • Parking in a Fire Lane