Parking Rules & Regulations

The following rules and regulations were established by the university as a standard for the parking programs. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are urged to read these regulations. The Director of Transportation Services may exercise discretion to deal with special circumstances not covered by these regulations.

In developing these regulations, Transportation Services is guided by the Texas Motor Vehicle Laws and the Texas Education Code 51.202. The regulations apply to all vehicles on campus and are in effect at all times. Transportation Services, along with the university Police Department, has jurisdiction to enforce or impound any vehicle in violation of the regulations. The owner of the vehicle will be required to pay the cost of release, relocation and/or storing the vehicle. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires all state agencies and institutions of higher education to report entities with a debt to the state. Any citation with a balance due that is older than 120 days will follow this process and be placed on state hold.

Effective September 1, 2016, Transportation Services will begin using a third party collection agency to help collect unpaid parking citation balances. Current students will not be included in this process. Citations issued since September 1, 2015, and left unpaid for longer than 60 days will be turned over to the collection agency. The following statement is included in our 15 day and monthly citation letters: "If the amount due is not paid within 60 days of the citation date, your balance will be transferred to a third party collection agency." The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires all state agencies and institutions of higher education to report entities with a debt to the state. Any citation with a balance due that is older than 120 days will follow this process and be placed on state hold.

  • Texas A&M University Department of Transportation Services informs all students intending to purchase a permit to park or drive on campus that failure to register the vehicle in this state or to display a current and appropriate inspection certificate issued under Chapter 548, Transportation Code, may violate state law if the owner of the vehicle resides in this state.
  • All vehicles are required to have a valid Texas A&M University parking permit when parked on university property.
    • Virtual permits – Your vehicle license plate IS your permit.
    • Physical permits – Your permit must be properly displayed
  • Only one linked license plate per permit may be parked on campus at any given time.
  • Texas A&M is implementing new technology that will require adding the license plate number of the vehicle being registered to park on campus. Please ensure you correctly enter the license plate number of the primary vehicle you will be using on campus.
  • Permits are the property of Texas A&M University and are issued to a specific individual. Citations issued to the permit are the owner's responsibility. Permits are valid only if purchased from Transportation Services. Permits may not be resold or transferred between individuals.
  • In the absence of a sign at the entrance to a lot, refer to the parking map to determine parking regulations for that lot. Any modifications to a lot during the academic year will be posted on signs at the entrance to the lot and the change will be effective immediately.
  • When a parking sign conflicts with the parking map or information on this website, the sign will always supersede.
  • Any area not specifically designated for parking is considered a no parking zone and vehicles will be cited appropriately.
  • All vehicles must be parked within the marked boundaries of one parking space or stall.
  • No privately owned trailers are permitted on campus.
  • Vehicles that are parked parallel must be parked with the flow of traffic and not more than 18 inches from the curb.
  • Vehicles in a surface lot must be parked with a license plate facing the drive lane.
  • Vehicles parked in garages or in angled parking on one-way streets must be parked head-in.
  • Permit holders should be aware that at certain times their space may not be reserved. These times include, but are not limited to, days when special events bring large numbers of visitors to campus such as home football games, graduation, move-in/move-out, Family Weekend, as well as times when Transportation Services parking staff is not on duty. There is no proration for the permit for these exceptions.
  • Transportation Services reserves the right to remove at the owner's expense any public nuisance vehicle or one that is not parked in accordance with the regulations contained in this website.
  • Designated accessible parking spaces are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued accessible hangtags or disabled license plates AND a valid Texas A&M University parking permit.
  • The penalties for possessing an altered or forged permit, or a permit filed as lost, stolen or invalidated are:
    • Immediate tow and impound of vehicle possessing the forged/altered/invalidated/lost/stolen item with relocation and storage fees due to tow company
    • Citation with $160 fine for possessing an forged/altered/invalidated/lost/stolen item
    • Theft of service fee of $40 per month:
      • Invalidated/lost/stolen permit – beginning the month the item was reported.
      • Altered or forged permits are charged back to the beginning of the permit year.
    • Confiscation of forged/altered/invalidated/lost/stolen item with no refund
    • Revocation of Texas A&M University parking privileges
    • Referral to Student Conflict Resolution Services or Department Head
  • Individuals found in possession of permits filed as lost, stolen or invalidated are liable for all penalties shown above regardless if the status of the permit was known.
  • Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any citations that are issued to family members. Should a relative of Texas A&M University faculty, staff or students receive parking citations, Transportation Services has the authority to bill the citations to the university's affiliate.
  • Vehicles of customers with three or more unpaid citations or fines exceeding $160.00 or any citation balance due older than 90 days may be booted and/or towed and impounded at the owner's expense until the account is paid in full.
  • Effective 9/1/16:
    • Habitual Violators: Fines are increased by half for customers with more than four (4) citations in an academic year (9/1–8/31).
    • Chronic Violators: Fines are doubled for customers with more than ten (10) citation in an academic year (9/1–8/31).
  • Customers who present a check or online payment which is returned due to non-payment will be assessed a $30 returned check fee.
  • Bicycles must be parked in the racks provided. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters must be parked in designated motorcycle parking areas and must not be parked in the parking garages or in any parking spaces striped or marked for automobiles or bicycles.
    University Bicycle Regulations
  • Except on the golf course, privately-owned golf carts, Cushman or other slow moving vehicles are not permitted on campus.