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Winter Break Parking Program

Transportation Services and the University Police Department encourage anyone planning on leaving their vehicle on campus over winter break to use the Winter Break Parking Program.

Vehicles with a valid Texas State parking permit can be parked in the Woods Street Parking Garage beginning at noon on Thursday, December 10, and the vehicle may stay parked at this location until 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19. University Police will patrol the area for enhanced security. Please remove all belongings from the vehicle and make sure to lock the vehicle.

Parking Permits

All vehicles parked on campus require a valid Texas State permit.  Parking Permits for the 2020-2021 academic year are now active. Parking Permits must be purchased online.

Fall Semester Permit

This permit allows students to purchase the permit for the fall semester only. This option is available for most permit types and is non-refundable. See Rules and Regulations B.2.5 

Accessible Parking 

Only persons displaying a state-issued disabled person license plate or hanging tag may use the designated accessible parking spaces.  Vehicles must also display a valid Texas State permit in addition to the disabled person plate or hanging tag.  If all the accessible spaces are full, any legal non-reserved space may be used. 


The permit refund deadline for COVID-19 related exceptions has passed.

During these difficult times, Parking Services made an exception to the refund policy and implemented a COVID-19 Hardship qualifying event to allow students to receive a prorated refund for their FY20 parking permits. Students who no longer needed to access campus were able to apply for a prorated refund for their parking permits.
The form must have been received by Parking Services by 5:00 pm, April 24, 2020, as explained in the “Prorated Parking Permit Refunds Available to Students Upon Request “ email sent on April 10, 2020. Unfortunately, this deadline has passed, and your refund will not be able to be processed.
If you have another qualifying event, as outlined in UPPS 05.07.02, please resubmit the refund form within 30 days following the qualifying event.

I have a 2019-2020 student gate card; do I need to return it?

Yes.   If you are still on campus, you may drop the card in the Parking Services office drop box in the Matthews Street Garage third (entry) level, by the elevators.

If you have already left campus, please mail your card to Parking Services at:

Parking Services
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Please note that Parking Services will not be responsible for cards lost in the mail; consider using mail services that provide a delivery receipt or tracking.
If Parking Services does not receive the card issued to you, a $10 Lost Gate Card Fee will be assessed.