The purpose of the university's parking resources is to provide students, faculty and staff safe and efficient access to classrooms, auxiliary buildings and facilities. Parking areas on Central Campus are dedicated for use by faculty, staff and on-campus residents. Commuter parking is located on the perimeter of the campus. The university's shuttle bus system provides transportation service from these lots to Central Campus. The Texas Education Code gives Texas State the authority to regulate parking on campus, and the Transportation and Parking Committee (TPC) reviews the parking rules and regulations on a regular basis. The Parking Service (PS) division of the University Police Department (UPD) has the authority to enforce these rules. Suggestions to improve the parking rules or policies can be made in writing to the TPC c/o the Parking Service Office.
Every vehicle parked on campus must display a valid Texas State parking permit. Every student, faculty, staff or frequent user of a university facility must:
The rules are enforced at all times. The purchase of a permit and registration of your vehicle does not guarantee a parking space, and the lack of space never justifies parking illegally.
Updates and changes to the rules and policies, and current parking permit fees can be found on the Web at www.parking.txstate.edu.
Types of Standard/Yearly Student Permits
Chronic Offender Policy
Anyone who has parked a vehicle or vehicles on university property who has been issued five or more tickets within a continuous 12-month period, regardless of whether the tickets are paid or on appeal, will be considered a chronic offender of the university's parking rules. Chronic offenders may continue to park legally on campus; however, when a vehicle assigned to a chronic offender is found illegally parked, it is subject to: 1) Immediate impound and 2) a $150 chronic offender fee. Texas State students, faculty and staff, visitors, guests and any non-Texas State affiliates are subject to the chronic offender provisions and are not affected by either a temporary or permanent change in one's position or status with the university.
Texas Law guarantees bicycle riders on roadways the same rights as motorists, and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to driver of motor vehicles. It is a violation to ride bicycles on a sidewalk, walkway, lawn, or in any building. Bicycle parking is permitted only in designated bicycle parking areas (impound violation). For security purposes you may register your bicycle at the University Police Department.
Under no circumstances may rollerblades or skateboards be used in university buildings and/or on roads owned or controlled by the university, except in areas designated by the Director of Police and the Dean of Students Office.
Parking Services is located at 615 N. LBJ in Nueces Hall. Further information may be obtained by visiting the Parking Services Web site at www.parking.txstate.edu or by calling 512.245.2887.