The purpose of the University’s parking resources is to help provide students, faculty, staff and visitors safe and efficient access to university facilities. Parking areas on central campus are dedicated for use by faculty, staff and on-campus residents. Commuter parking is located on the perimeter of the campus. The University’s Bobcat Shuttle provides transportation service from these lots to central campus.
Parking Services is open Monday-Friday during normal University business hours. The office is located in the Matthews Street Parking Garage at 202 Student Center Drive. Parking Services may be contacted at 512-245-2887.
The regulations are enforced at all times. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking space, and the lack of a space never justifies parking illegally.
The Texas Education Code gives Texas State the authority to regulate parking on campus, and the Transportation Services Advisory Council (TSAC) reviews the parking rules and regulations on a regular basis. The Parking Services (PS) division of the Transportation Services Office has the authority to enforce these rules.
Suggestions to improve the parking rules or policies can be made in writing to the TSAC c/o the Parking Services Office.
Changes to the Traffic & Parking Regulations, ticket history, online vehicle registration and ticket payment links can be found on the web at http://www.parking.txstate.edu.
With the exception of the LBJ Student Center and Edward Gary Street Garages, and vehicles displaying a pay-and-display temporary permit, every vehicle parked on university property by a student, faculty or staff person must be registered with Parking Services and properly display a Texas State parking permit.
are reserved from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. M-F with the following exceptions: 1) R4 (Alkek Garage) is reserved until 6 p.m.; 2) the second level of R5 (Pleasant Street Garage) is reserved until 6 p.m.; 3) lot R14 (Jowers) is reserved until 3 p.m. After these hours and on weekends, all parking areas are open to vehicles displaying a valid Texas State permit of any color.
permits allow parking in areas as described in section III.A.1.i as well as the Edward Gary Garage. These permits will be limited to 75 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
spaces are reserved 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Commuters may purchase a Residence Hall Permit, if spaces are available, after the 12th class day at the $485 rate.
areas are reserved from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday- Friday for residents who have been issued a Residence Hall Permit. After 5 p.m. and on weekends these areas are open to vehicles displaying a valid Texas State Permit of any color, with the exception of Residence Hall spaces located in the Edward Gary Street Garage.
Level 4 and the ramp leading to Level 4 are designated for Resident Hall permits, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
are valid from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday only in the Mill Street Lot (P12). From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, and 5 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Sunday, this permit is also valid in Green Residence Hall areas, most Red/Restricted areas, and other Commuter/Perimeter Lots (lots C12, C13 and carpool spaces open at 3 p.m.) The Mill Street Lot is serviced by the Bobcat Shuttle and the Parking Services’ Residence Hall Safety Shuttle. After service hours, UPD will provide escorts. Call 512-245-SAFE (7233) to request a safety escort. Vehicles parked in the Mill Street Lot must relocate on home football game days.
parking areas are reserved 24/7 for those residents.
*Residents may purchase only Green, Gold or Silver Permits
can be used at any time by vehicles displaying a valid Texas State permit of any color, with the exception of the Gold Mill Street/ Residence Hall permit.
are dedicated only for vehicles displaying a Purple Perimeter Permit from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. After 3 p.m. Monday- Friday, and weekends, the lots are open to vehicles displaying a valid Texas State permit of any color. Parking is prohibited in Lot C12 (James St Lot) from midnight to 7 a.m. The lot will be occasionally reserved for Presidential functions.
can be used by all permit holders after 3:00 p.m.
The on-line vehicle registration process can be accessed through the Parking Services website (www.parking.txstate.edu) or via Catsweb. Everyone is encouraged to register on-line and well in advance of bringing a vehicle to campus. Permits will only be mailed if the vehicle registration process is completed on-line.
All parking fines must be paid before you can:
You may not allow someone else to use your permit or gate access card. If you do, both persons could lose their parking privileges for one year.
Red/Restricted Permit $335
Reserved Red/Restricted $825
Edward Gary Red/Restricted $580
Residence Hall $485
Mill Street/Residence Hall Permit $115
Bobcat Village $265
Commuter/Perimeter Permit $115
Reduced Motorcycle (purchased with or after a vehicle permit) $65
Texas State Vehicles including Golf Carts $115
Full-time faculty/staff with an annual salary of $25,000 or less are eligible for a reduced permit fee on Red/ Restricted Permits.
Under $20,000 $168
$20,001 to $25,000 $249
Per Course, Extension and faculty with a one semester appointment are eligible for a semester permit. A copy of the PCR or contract must be provided to Parking Services each semester.
Semester permit $112
Any Faculty or Staff person who has purchased a parking permit may use the Bobcat Shuttle.
If an employee or on-campus resident leaves or withdraws from the University, the permit and gate access card must be returned to PS as part of the check-out procedure. Permits and access cards cannot be passed to another person.
Prorated refunds are available only on permits returned during the same semester the permit was issued. For the refund policy, please refer to UPPS 05.07.02 which can be found on the UPPS website at http://www.txstate.edu/effective/upps/.
If your permit is lost, stolen, was left on another vehicle you no longer have access to, or not in identifiable condition for an exchange, a replacement permit may be obtained for $10 with proper documentation. Always report a lost or stolen permit to PS as soon as possible. If you file a false lost or stolen permit report, you may lose your parking privileges for one year. Anyone found displaying a lost, stolen, or forged permit could lose their parking privileges for one calendar year.
Hanging tags may be used only with Red/Restricted, and Reserved Red/Restricted. Others must use the self-adhering decal. Hanging permits must be hung from the rear view mirror and be easily seen below the window tint with the numbers facing forward. If the position of the rear view mirror or the length of tint makes this difficult, inform PS so they can provide an extended length hanging tag. Self-adhering permits must be completely affixed as described on the peel tab of the decal and placed entirely outside of any window tint. They cannot be taped, glued, laminated or affixed in any other manner, nor transferred to any other vehicle. Pay-and-display permits must be placed printed side facing up on the vehicle dashboard and be clearly visible.
Note: From 5 p.m. Fridays through 7 p.m. Sundays, Parking Services does not enforce “No Permit” violations on Visitor/Guest vehicles. Students, faculty and staff must always display a Texas State permit.
*The vehicle must also display a valid Texas State permit with loading zone, 30-minute, and Service/Delivery permits.
Parking inside fenced staging or construction areas will be limited. The staging areas are not intended to be parking areas. They are generally limited for the job superintendent and other essential personnel. The job superintendent will give authorization to park inside the staging area. Vehicles parked outside the pre-arranged staging areas may be subject to ticketing, immobilization (booting), and towing when parking outside the staging area without a permit. Construction contractors must purchase perimeter permits for their workers to park in lot P10W (Bobcat Stadium West) and be transported to the job site if they choose to park on campus. Permits must be displayed in all vehicles to park legally on campus.
Vendors or Service providers with no contractual relationship with the university must park in the pay garages or may purchase a perimeter permit and park in any Perimeter (P) lot. On a case-by-case basis, the Associate Director of Parking Services, upon request, may approve the purchase of a Red/Restricted permit.
Vendors with marked vehicles who provide short-term business on campus such as the delivery of food, flowers, newspapers, etc… may park in university surface lots or in loading zones for not longer than 15 minutes with emergency flashers. No permit is needed.
There may be times when an additional parking fee is required at special events. Parking at Texas State football games is one example. For more information regarding special event parking procedures refer to UPPS 05.07.02 which can be found on the UPPS website at http://www.txstate.edu/effective/upps/.
All Texas State parking rules and regulations apply to the Round Rock campus. Students, faculty and staff on the Round Rock campus are not considered “visitors” of the Texas State campus, must always display a Texas State Permit, and park according to the Texas State Parking Rules and Regulations.
Report inoperable vehicles immediately to Parking Services or UPD. Vehicles may be tagged to avoid ticketing or towing.
Note: If the operator owns a valid Texas State Permit and was parked in his correct color zone, the violation can be reduced to “Improper Display”.
NOTE: The boot removal fee is $75.00. The base rate for releasing impounded vehicles begins at $80 but may also include storage and additional owner identification fees accessed by the private tow company.
To help assure fairness in the enforcement of parking violations, a two-tiered appeals process was created to hear appeals of violation notices.
To file a Level Two appeal you must:
Appeals of a boot removal fee, fees associated with the release of an impounded vehicle, and parking suspensions must be made in writing to the Parking Violation Appeals Committee. Persons will be notified of the findings in writing and by e-mail. The Committee’s decisions are final and refunds of fines and fees are sent to the last reported permanent address.