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Parking Services manages and maintains over 100 permitted parking lots and  garages, two pay to park garages, and multiple Pay-and-Display permit stations on campus. All combined, there are more than 9000 vehicles that park on campus each day.

Anyone interested in parking at the University must display a valid Texas State permit or park in a pay-to-park garage.  Parking rules are enforced every day of the year.

Find Us

Matthews Street Garage
202 Student Center Dr.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

Our Team

Mr. Stephen Prentice

Associate Director, Parking Services

Alma Apodaca

Administrative Assistant II

Don Steen

Supervisor, Parking Facilities Maintenance

John Garrett

Parking Garage Manager

Roy Serrano

Head Parking Services Officer

Melissa Stein

Supervisor, Cashier and Billing Operations

Sharon Wilsford

Head Parking Services Officer

Our Parking Philosophy


The parking system must provide adequate, reasonably convenient and safe access for all employees, students, and visitors to the campus through coordinated management of resources.


The parking system must reconcile parking demands with the limitations of land resources and road capacity by eliminating surface lots and building parking garages.


The parking system should minimize the intrusion of vehicles into campus and keep general vehicular circulation to the campus periphery.


The parking system must assure that it is self-supporting. No student tuition, fees, or tax dollars are put towards the operation of Parking Services.

Parking is a significant part of the current campus master plan, and will continue to be an important consideration during the campus master plan update.  In the plan, it was determined that all surface lots on the campus comprise about 85 acres of land. This represents a significant amount of space that can be used for academic and non-academic footprints for the campus. As a result of the discussions of the campus master plan, it was determined that several additional garages must be built on the campus within the next 10 years.

The parking system is self-supporting; it must generate its own revenue to support expenses to build and maintain parking operations, lots and garages. There are three main sources of revenue for the parking system: permit fees, permit violation fees, and parking meter fees. Expenses include the operations, debt service payments for parking structures, maintenance of existing parking lots and garages, and the creation of new parking lots and garages. A reserve is also maintained for unforeseen parking emergencies and to assist with initial payments for new construction.


Parking Space Inventory

Permit Spaces
Residential 3124
Purple Perimeter 4168
Bobcat Village 651
Apartment 0
Red Restricted 2374
Accessible 386
Visitor 49
Car Pool 89
Service Delivery 26
Service Vehicle 26
Hall Director 27
Reserved 206
Metered 0
Motor Cycle Areas 74

Permits Sold per Fiscal Year

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 YTD
Red Restricted 3612 3771 4149 4581 4494
Residential 3388 2722 3412 3510 3074
E-Green   373 341 346 269
Gold     948 917 621
Bobcat Village   473 594 589 528
Apartment 681 108      
Perimeter 15390 16144 16047 16585 13640
Motorcycle 639 653 672 659 441

Tickets per Fiscal Year

Fall Spring Summer Other Total
FY 2017 9244 0 0   9244
FY 2016 13162 12165 8299   33626
FY 2015 15706 13052 9365   38,123
FY 2014 16670 14447 9524 14 40,655
FY 2013 14542 12253 7684 13 34,492