Handling Citation

Campus Citations


Campus Traffic Citations are processed by the TAMUG Police Department and must be paid online at http://transport.tamu.edu/. 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. To pay with a check or cash, go to the Cashier Window located in the Sea Aggie Center. Normal Cashier Window hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students

Failure to properly appeal or pay the citation within the ten (10) day limit will result in the fine being added to the student’s fee statement; failure to pay the fee statement will result in a block being placed on the student’s account by the Financial Management Services department.

Faculty/Staff

Failure to properly satisfy a campus citation (pay or appeal) within the established time limits will prohibit the issuance of a new permit the following year.
Any campus member who intentionally avoids obtaining a parking permit will not be permitted to operate or park a motor vehicle on campus. Such vehicles may be towed from campus at the owners expense without additional warning or have all future citations being assigned to the Galveston County Justice Court at Law, until the account is satisfied.
Only the Chief of Police may invalidate a citation due to extraordinary circumstances.
Failure to comply with suspension, citation assessments or the findings of the Appeals Board may lead to towing, impoundment or immobilization of the vehicle at the owner’s expense. Such vehicles may not be released until all penalties, including citations, towing, impound and storage fees are met.


Municipal and County Court Appearance Citations

Municipal Court and County Court citations are summons to appear in court before the indicated magistrate in the same manner as traffic citations issued by any Peace Officer of the State of Texas. Municipal Court and County Courts may impose penalties as provided by state law. The citation will clearly state in which court the violation is filed, so that the violator may take appropriate action in the proper court venue. The officer will also advise the violator where the citation is filed and provide instructions on how to pay or contest the citation in the designated court.
Failure to resolve Municipal and/or County court appearance citations is cause for the appointed courts to issue an arrest warrant for the person named in the citation. Court appearance citations must be resolved, as the court requires.
 


Appealing a Citation

The appeals process allows a citation recipient to appeal a campus citation, which they believe was issued in error, before a non-partial board made up of students and staff representatives.  All campus members will have access to the appeals process to contest a citation.
The Process:

• 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.
• The citation must be paid for at the time of the appeal. To pay online, while in your account select "Pay Citation." To pay with a check or cash, go to the Cashier Window located in the Sea Aggie Center. Normal Cashier Window hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• The appellant must submit a typed statement on the appeal form describing the circumstances that are claimed to constitute cause for the dismissal of the citation. If the intention to appear in person has been made and the appellant fails to appear at the next scheduled meeting of the Parking Citation Appeals Committee, the appeal will be evaluated solely on the information entered on the form and the board will make a resolution of the appeal.

All appeals will also contain the issuing officer’s recollection of the situation, so that the appeal board may have access to all the facts.
Appeals that are submitted beyond the ten-day period or appeals that are incomplete will be rejected. There must be substantial and valid evidence that the violation was not committed, or that it occurred due to circumstances beyond the operators control. Valid documentation of the evidence must be provided when the appeal is submitted. Appeals not turned in to the Campus Police at Building 3025 will not be considered by the appeal board.
The following reasons are considered frivolous reason for appeal and may not be considered:


• Lack of knowledge of the regulations; for example-new to campus or have not reviewed the regulations.
• Other vehicles were parked improperly.
• Only parked illegally for a short period of time.
• Failure of ticketing officer to ticket previously for similar offenses.
• Late to class or appointment.
• Inability to pay fine.
• No other place to park.
• Purchased a permit but failed to display it properly, or haven’t picked it up yet.

The following penalties and regulations apply only to Texas A&M University at Galveston Traffic Citations


CAMPUS PARKING OR MOVING VIOLATION FINES:

• Paid within ten day limit———————-——> $20.00
• Appeal bond paid within ten day limit———-> $20.00
• Traffic fine assessed by appeal board———> $20.00 (unless otherwise assessed by the appeal board)
If after (10) business days, the recipient has not appealed the citation, the following payment procedures should be followed:
• $25.00, per each offense, to be paid at the Financial Management Services Cashier
 

 

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