How to Appeal a TAMU Parking Ticket
Texas A&M opened in 1876 as the state’s first public university, and is now considered the second most populated university in the U.S. It is currently home to 74,000 students and 3,845 faculty members.
The university’s Transportation Services oversees the parking and transportation operations across the campus. It issues permits, manages public transport, and enforces parking regulations.
Whether you’re a student or visitor, it’s important to be aware of Texas A&M’s traffic rules so you can avoid getting a citation. This article will go over the university’s parking schedule, permit registration process, and appeals process.
Parking Permits at Texas A&M
The university transitioned to a new permit system in the fall of 2021: license plates serve as permits. This virtual system eliminates the need for paper permits and reduces the occurrence of permit fraud.
Parking permit registration for the next school year ends in July. When the time comes, you can log-in to your Texas A&M account and:
- Choose which lot you want a permit for
- Enter license plate and home address
- Review and submit
Approvals will be based on student class and year.
Texas A&M Parking Rules
The regulations set by Transportation Services are based on the state’s Motor Vehicle Laws and the Texas Education Code 51.202. Here are some general rules below:
- All vehicles are required to have a Texas A&M parking permit when parked on campus
- No trailers are allowed
- Parking signs override information on the website or the parking map if different
- All vehicles must be parked within the designated lines
- Forged permits will result in immediate tow and referral to the Department Head
Texas A&M Violations and Fines
The table below goes over reasons for citations and the fines that would come with each:
|Overnight parking in visitor space||$30|
|Bike lane violation||$45|
|Expired parking spot violation||$45|
|Boot removal fee||$100|
|Fire lane/hydrant violation||$150|
|Fraudulent use of permit||$150|
|Disability parking violation||$150|
It is also important to note that habitual and chronic offenders will be subject to increased and doubled fines.
The department can reduce the fine by $10 if the ticket is paid within 14 days. Unpaid citations by offenders not affiliated with the university will be transferred to a third-party collections agency after 60 days.
How to Pay or Appeal for a Citation
If you ended up receiving a citation, don’t panic! You have 14 days to appeal it. If you’d rather pay the ticket and admit to your fault, you can pay by going online and filling out the citation information. You can also visit 1250 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 to pay directly in-person.
You will have 14 days to appeal your citation - all appeals sent after 14 days will be ignored and you will be liable for the fine. Appeals can be submitted online as well. The following cannot be used as excuses:
- No other spots were available
- Can’t pay the fine
- Was not aware of parking regulations
- Other vehicles were parked wrong as well
- Late to a class
- Was only parked for a short while
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