Parking Frequently Asked Questions
How much do permits cost for the 2009-2010 academic year?
Permits for students are $168 each for an annual permit. Faculty/Staff permits are $76.50. Faculty/Staff may register a maximum of two vehicles at the regularly established permit rate. Students, Faculty or 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.
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 2009 semester, or is only on-campus for the spring 2010 or summer 2010 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. All Faculty and Staff lots are open to students with valid permits after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends.
How much does a parking ticket cost?
All violations are $20. If the violator fails to appeal or make payment, the citation fee increases to $25. Some of the common parking offenses are listed below:
• parking without a valid 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)
• 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. 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.
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 permit to another. 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 permit for my boat?
As a result of the damages experienced from Hurricane Ike and the need for all available parking spaces on the TAMUG campus, no boat permits will be issued for the 2009-2010 academic year. If you have questions about utilizing the TAMUG Small Boat Basin, please contact the Small Boat Basin at (409) 740-4892 or (409) 740-4549.
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. Students, Faculty and Staff wishing to obtain a Visitor Pass in order to avoid purchasing a parking permit will not be issued a Visitor Pass. Designated Visitor Parking spaces are located near the CLB, Sea Aggie Center, Library, and Residence Hall parking lots. These designated spots do not require Visitors 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?
To purchase a replacement permit, go online and order a replacement. The cost is $10.00. If your permit was stolen, you must report the theft immediately and make a report with the Police Department. 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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