Parking Frequently Asked Questions

How much do permits cost for the 2016-2017 academic year?
Annual parking permits for students and Faculty/Staff are $200.00. A motorcycle parking permit for students and Faculty/Staff are $93.00. Students, Faculty/Staff who already have a regular vehicle permit and are interested in getting a second permit for a motorcycle can purchase a second permit for half price, $46.50.

What if I will only be a student at TAMUG for one semester?
Parking permits are now sold on an annual basis. Any student who leaves at the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester, or is only on-campus for the spring 2017 or summer 2017 can appeal for a partial refund of the permit fee. Refunds must be requested through the TAMUG University Police Department and the student’s hangtag must be returned to UPD as part of the refund request. Refunds are prorated based on the date that the permit is returned and a refund request is filed. 

Where can I park?
Please see the Mitchell Campus Parking Map for lot restrictions.  Students holding Resident or Commuter permits are not allowed to park in Faculty Staff lots at any time.  

How much does a parking ticket cost?
Most violations are $30.  Parking in a Fire Lane or in a Handycap spot without a permit are $100 citations.  If the violator fails to appeal or make payment within 13 days, the citation fee increases by $10 on the 14th day.

Effective September 1st, 2016, parking ticket costs will be increased by half for customers with more than four (4) citations in a year.  Fines are doubled for customers with more than ten (10) citations in a year.

Example:  "Joe Aggie" doesn't buy a parking permit and he receives a citation for No Valid Permit - $30 citation.  If not paid by day 13, cost increases to $40.  "Joe Aggie" continues to park on campus without a permit, on the 5th citation, the citation cost increases to $50, and if not paid by day 13, it increases to $60.  "Joe Aggie" continues to park on campus and on the 10th citation, the citation cost increases to $70, and if not paid by day 13, it increases to $80.

Some of the common parking offenses are listed below:  

  • Not displaying a Valid Parking Permit
  • parking in a designated lot that you are not permitted to park in (i.e. Student parking in Faculty/Staff lot during regular weekday business hours)
  • parking in a loading zone for longer than 15 minutes
  • parking in a marked spot (i.e. Visitor Parking, TAMUG Vehicles)
  • parking in a Fire Zone
  • parking in a no parking zone-(i.e. on the grass, shoulder of the road, between buildings, yellow curbs, etc)
  • parking in a manner which obstructs the normal flow of traffic (i.e. in the right-of-way or occupying two parking spaces)
  • using a false or stolen permit. This offense additionally results in a hearing with the TAMUG Disciplinary Board. It may result in the revocation of parking rights on-campus, dependent on the decision rendered by the Board.


I just got a letter saying that I owe payment for a ticket that I never received. Now what?
Students, Faculty and Staff can monitor their Parking Accounts on the TAMU Transportation website. All tickets are uploaded daily, providing viewers with up-to-date information. Letters are also sent to the e-mail address on the account record notifying the account holder of the citation at 5 days and 15 days. On accounts where no e-mail address has been provided, the citation notification letter will be sent to the mailing address registered on the account.
If you feel that the citation was written in error or would like to challenge the citation, please see “How do I appeal a citation?”

How do I pay for a citation?
To pay online, go to http://transport.tamu.edu and on the right-hand navigational column select “Pay Citation.” Enter either the license-plate that the citation was issued for OR the citation number that is printed on the ticket. You do not have to be logged in to your account in order to pay a citation. Payment for parking permits or parking citations will no longer be accepted at the Cashier’s window.

How do I appeal a citation?
Go to http://transport.tamu.edu/account and log in to your Parking Account. Once you have logged in successfully, on the left-hand navigational column you will see the bolded heading “Appeals” and under that heading, “Appeal a Citation.” Select the “Appeal a Citation” link to begin your appeal process, and then select your citation. 

Does my TAMUG permit allow me to park on the main campus of Texas A&M?
No. TAMUG permits are strictly for TAMU-Galveston parking. They do not allow permit-holders permission to park on the main campus of Texas A&M in College Station. 

Are parking permits transferable?
No. Parking permits are for the exclusive use and benefit of the registered owner. The permit holder may not transfer a parking permit to another person. A permit holder may use their parking permit in a vehicle they are exclusively using (i.e. new car, a rental, Mom’s car, etc.). In these situations, it is not necessary to report the change of vehicle to the TAMUG Police Department. The Texas A&M Police Department at Galveston in conjunction with the TAMU Transportation Department is the only Department that may issue parking permits for use on the Galveston Campus.

How do I get a Visitor Pass?
Visitor Passes must be obtained at the TAMUG UPD office, located in the center of campus, inside Building 3025. These passes will only be issued to genuine campus visitors. No visitor’s Pass will be issued to Students, Faculty and Staff wishing to obtain a Visitor Pass in order to avoid purchasing a parking permit. Designated Visitor Parking spaces are located near the CLB, Sea Aggie Center, Library, and all Residence Hall parking lots. Visitors utilizing a designated Visitors Parking Space are require to have a Visitor Pass. Students, Faculty and Staff parking in Visitor Parking spaces will be ticketed for parking in a reserved place.

What if my permit is lost or stolen?
If your permit is lost or was stolen, you must inform the University Police Department of the incident immediately and make a report.  If your permit was stolen, you must also sign an affidavit declaring that you will prosecute and testify in any hearing or court preceding that may come about by the recovery of your stolen permit. 

What is the penalty for using someone else’s parking permit, or displaying a fictitious parking permit?
Anyone found responsible for possession or illegal display of a stolen or fictitious parking permit will be cited for violation of University rules, subject to a disciplinary hearing and their parking privileges will be suspended.  The time of suspension will be decided by the disciplinary panel in addition to their decision on the rules violation.

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