The purpose of these regulations is to ensure the safe and orderly flow of vehicular traffic and to provide information as to parking procedures on campus. Pursuant to the authority
granted by the Texas Education Code, Subchapter “E”, paragraph 51.201 – 51.211, A&M-Texarkana has established regulations and procedures applicable to anyone who walks, drives and/or parks a vehicle at the Bringle Lake campus.
2. General Provisions
The operation of any vehicle on the A&M-Texarkana campus is a privilege granted by the University and not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member or student. Each vehicle operator is responsible for knowing and following the laws and regulations in force. All faculty/staff and students who park on the University campus must purchase a parking permit from the University Police Dept, (UPD) or the Business Office in the University Center. Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place on campus. The University is not responsible for fire, theft, damage to, or loss of any vehicle and/or its contents while parked or operated on University property.
All traffic laws and parking regulations at the Bringle Lake campus will be enforced by the A&M-Texarkana Police Department, (UPD).
4. General Traffic Regulations
1. All A&M-Texarkana employees and students that park a vehicle on A&M-Texarkana property must have a current parking sticker. A&M-Texarkana parking stickers can be purchased at the UPD in the Central Plant Building or at the Business Office in the University Center. Parking fees and fees for additional vehicles will be pro-rated as follows:
Fall though Summer $25.00
Spring through Summer $20.00
Summer only $12.00
Second vehicle permit $ 5.00 (Each person can only purchase one 2nd vehicle permit for $5.00. A 3rd and any additional permits go back to $25.00 each)
Replacement permit $ 5.00 ( This would include wrecked vehicles,purchase of a new vehicle and stolen stickers)
2. Adhesive Parking Permits must be completely stuck (not taped) to the outside of the lower driver’s side area of the back window. Permits on motorcycles can be put on the back of the motorcycle license plate so as to not affect the bike’s paint.
3. No refunds will be given for parking stickers with the exception being when a student withdraws from the University before classes start and the parking sticker was never adhered to the student’s vehicle. The intact sticker must be returned to the Business Office before a refund can be made.
B. Parking Areas
C. Lost or Stolen Permits
3. The University Police Department may impound any vehicle that displays a lost or stolen permit.
D. Temporary Parking Permits
6. Driving and Parking Violation Charges
citation at the A&M-Texarkana Police Department.
Texas A&M University-Texarkana Police Department
Central Plant Building
7101 University Ave.
Telephone: (903)-334-6611 or (903) 223-3114
to A&M-Texarkana. In the event that an individual fails to pay such fees, A&M- Texarkana will take any or all of the following actions:
6. Partial list of violations and fine amounts:
(areas marked by red line on curb) - $50.00
a valid handicap permit - $75.00
g. All other parking citations - $10.00
h. All minor moving violations on
campus - $25.00
7. The person who purchased the A&M-Texarkana permit is ultimate responsible for the payment of any citation the vehicle receives, regardless of who was driving the vehicle.
8. Serious moving violation citations will be written on State of Texas citations and will be handled in Texarkana, Texas Municipal Court. This can also include Handicapped Parking violations
7. Impoundment or Immobilizing
The term “Impoundment” includes the removal, towing and storage of the vehicle in question. All Impoundment fees are the responsibility of the registered owner of the vehicle if no permit is on the vehicle. The A&M-Texarkana Police Department is authorized to impound or immobilize unattended vehicles on campus under the following conditions:
2. Displaying a lost, stolen or unauthorized parking permit.
3. Unauthorized vehicle parked in a reserved space.
4. Parking in a “Fire Lane” which is designated by red lines or red curb.
5. Illegally parked in a “Handicapped” area or space.
6. Parked in areas where barricades, cones or traffic control devices have been ignored.
7. Parked on lawns, sidewalks or any other area that restricts vehicular traffic.
8. Parking on campus after privilege to do so has been suspended.
9. Blocking access to any building, loading zone, reserved or barricaded area.
10. Any vehicle obviously abandoned on A&M-Texarkana property.
11. Any other circumstance not expressly enumerated where public safety is threatened by the presence of the vehicle.
8. Appeals Procedure
A&M-Texarkana has established a Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee for University citations. The committee has the duty of hearing parking ticket appeals from any person who feels that they were wrongfully ticketed. Anyone who receives an A&M-Texarkana citation may appeal the citation to the campus Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee within seven (7) business days of receiving the citation. The fine will be put on hold until the appeal process is complete. Persons making an appeal should follow the below procedures:
The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure is to establish operations procedures and to maintain a consistent course of action for rendering vehicles immobile. In addition, it will standardize the paperwork needed and will prevent confusion on proper procedures.
This policy is applicable to all employees of the University Police Department and the Security Officers.
A. When a vehicle has received three or more citations violating the policies of A&M - Texarkana, then the UPD has the authority to render the vehicle immobile by utilizing the MITI- Immobilizer. Once it is determined by the Chief of Police, or his designee, that a vehicle needs to be booted, the yellow Administrative Copies of all of the citations for the vehicle will be placed in the Open case folder in the UPD.
B. When such a vehicle is located on the A&M – Texarkana property the boot may be installed on the vehicle according to its instructions. The officer shall attach the neon Immobilizer Notice in a conspicuous place that a reasonable person would locate on the vehicle. After the boot is applied, the UPD shall complete the “Installed” portion of the “VI” form and it will be attached to the citations in the Open case file in the UPD. The officer will ensure that a new Incident number is assigned to the case.
C. When the owner of the vehicle responds to the UPD, payments will be processed according to standard procedure. If the owner of the vehicle cannot pay the fine in full, they will be offered the “Fine Agreement.” The owner must provide a valid state issued identification or the A&M - Texarkana student identification card. The “Fine Agreement” portion of the form shall be completed entirely by the UPD. If any of the citations are in reference to a no parking sticker then the agreement is contingent on the owner purchasing the standard $25 parking sticker at this time. The UPD will have the owner sign the “Fine Agreement” portion of the document and they will be given a photo copy of the “VI” document. After the payment has been processed and the “VI” form has been completed then the UPD will remove the boot from the owner’s vehicle. At this time the UPD will release the vehicle to the owner. The UPD shall verify that the “Removed” portion of the “VI” form has been completed, and this will ensure that all appropriate steps have been taken during the process and the incident has been properly closed.
D. If the owner defaults on the terms of the “VI” then the UPD has the right to immobilize the vehicle again utilizing the boot. The Chief of Police, or his designee, will determine if a vehicle needs to be booted for the second time. A new “VI” form will be attached to the yellow Administrative Copies of all of the citations and a copy of the original “VI” form and they will all be placed in the Open case folder in the UPD.
E. When the owner of the vehicle responds to the UPD, payments will be processed according to standard policy. The UPD will not remove the boot from the vehicle until any unpaid fines are paid in full. Once the fines are paid in full by the owner, the UPD will remove the boot from the vehicle. The UPD will only complete the “Removed” portion of the second “VI” form because the fine was paid in full and a payment agreement was not an option. The owner will not receive a copy of the second “VI” form.