|Bryan Campus||(979) 436-9000|
|Dallas Campus||(214) 828-8335|
|Houston Campus||(713) 677-7464|
|Round Rock Campus||(512) 341-4901|
|Immediate Police Response||911|
When using a campus phone, dial 8 for an outside line.
It is important to notify TAMHSC Security of all 911 calls so that they may direct emergency personnel to a specific location on campus.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) enforces parking and traffic procedures to regulate and control parking, traffic and the use of parking facilities. These measures also provide jurisdiction over offenses. This document contains information applicable to any person who walks, drives or parks a vehicle on any TAMHSC campus.
These procedures are supplementary to local ordinances and statutes of the state of Texas, which govern pedestrians, motor vehicles and bicycles.
The operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle on a TAMHSC campus is a privilege. All faculty, staff and students must have a parking permit for motor vehicles on campus.
The TAMHSC is not responsible for fire, theft, damage to, or loss of any vehicle parked or operated on any TAMHSC campus. No bailment is created by granting any parking or operating privileges regarding a vehicle on any property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the TAMHSC.
The TAMHSC security and parking officer's duties include but are not limited to
The Texas Education Code Sec. 51.202 provides the TAMHSC with the authority to regulate parking and vehicle operations on the campus. The TAMHSC reserves the right to enforce parking and traffic procedures by
Proof of the fact that any parking traffic control device, sign, parking meter, signal or marking was actually in place shall constitute as official and resulting consequences shall apply.
Vehicles must be parked completely within the marked boundaries of the parking space at all times. Do not park in a manner that obstructs walkways, ramps, loading docks, marked crosswalks or inflicts damage to shrubs, trees, grass, grounds or structures. Additionally, no vehicle may park on any unmarked or unimproved ground area that has not been marked or designated for parking. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly shall not constitute an excuse for parking beyond the marked boundaries of the parking space.
Posted signs, whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed at all times and take precedence over painted curbs and pavement markings.
On occasion during the year, certain parking lots may be closed upon recommendation of the Parking Manager and approval by Administration.
The speed limit in all parking lots and service drives is 15 mph unless otherwise specified.
Pedestrians must obey all traffic control devices and signs. They have the right-of-way at marked crosswalks, intersections or sidewalks. Pedestrians shall yield right-of-way to vehicles when crossing at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection. No person shall stand in roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.
If a vehicle becomes inoperable while on the TAMHSC campus, the driver must notify the Department of Security & Parking. Our officers will render assistance or authorize temporary parking. Temporary parking shall not exceed 24 hours without receiving further authorization. The vehicle must be parked so that it does not create an obstruction or hazard.
A parking permit is required at all times to park on TAMHSC campuses in Bryan, McAllen, Round Rock and Temple.
TAMHSC parking permits must be hung from the review mirror. If a vehicle does not have a review mirror that fits the design of the tag, it is to be placed in a sleeve and attached inside the passenger side windshield. These sleeves are available upon request. Motorcycles may park only in designated areas.
Parking permits must be purchased from the TAMHSC parking website.
|Parking Permit Options||Rate|
|24-hour Reserved Numbered Space*||$534/year|
|Temporary Permit||$5/day, $20/week, $30/month*|
* Reserved Number spaces are only available to directors and above
** Motorcycle permits are $44/year if an annual permit (either campus) is also purchased. This half-price offer is for both TAMU and TAMHSC permits. For example, if you purchase a TAMHSC annual permit, motorcycle permits for both TAMU and TAMHSC would be $44 each, for a total cost of $88 to park on both campuses.
The individual who obtains a parking permit will be responsible for parking violations by any vehicle bearing the permit. Permits may not be resold or transferred between individuals.
Faculty and staff who work on the Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus must purchase a permit from TAMU Transportation Services. To park on the TAMHSC campuses, you must display the TAMHSC overlay permit. This free overlay permit must be displayed with a valid TAMU permit at all times.
Obtain the TAMHSC permit at the TAMHSC Parking Website.
Current TAMU visitor permits are valid on TAMHSC campuses. If you need to park in a specific area of TAMU, purchase the temporary permit from TAMU Transportation Services. These will be valid in "Any Valid Permit" lots which can be accessed via the Texas A&M Transportation maps page.
The TAMU business permit will no longer be available to TAMHSC personnel. Departments must purchase TAMU business permits from TAMU Transportation Services and check permits out to employees on an as-needed basis. These permits are not available for individual purchase.
TAMU night permits are valid with the TAMHSC overlay between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Handicapped parking permits are required in all areas designated by the handicap signage. All vehicles parking in "Reserved" parking must display a proper permit and be authorized by the owner of the space; violators are subject to citation and towing. Bicycles are not allowed in buildings; bicycle racks are provided on each campus.
Parking violations are $40 with the exception of handicapped spaces, fire lane violations, property damage or displaying a forged, altered, lost or stolen permit, which are higher. Vehicles parked illegally in a handicapped space, fire lane or with a forged, altered, lost or stolen permit are subject to towing at the owner's expense. Criminal charges may also be filed on those displaying a forged, altered or stolen permit.
Citations paid within 14 days will be lowered by $10 per citation. All fines not paid within 30 days will be assessed a $15.00 fee. After 180 days, a $30.00 fee will be added.
$40.00 for parking violation
After 30 days $40.00 fine + $15.00 late fee = $55.00
After 180 days $55.00 fine + $30.00 late fee = $85.00
All parking citation appeals must be submitted online within 14 days of the date issued (no appeals will be accepted in person or over the phone). Appeal decisions will be notified via email.
No appeals will be accepted after 14 days. If the appeal is denied, you will have to pay the citation in full or the entire amount due if the fine is lowered. If a second appeal is requested, you must pay the amount of the citation prior to the appeal being heard.
There must be substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was not committed or that it occurred due to circumstances beyond the customer's control. Appeals that are vague or incomplete will be rejected.
The appeal will dispose of a case by one of the following:
The following are NOT valid reasons for an appeal:
Always close the windows, lock your car and pocket the key. Never leave an ID tag on your key ring. If your keys are lost or stolen, a thief could locate your car or home. If you have to leave a key with a parking attendant, leave only the ignition key.
If your car, truck, or bike is stolen or tampered with, report it to TAMHSC security immediately or the local police department. Quick action can help recover your vehicle.
You are responsible for the security of your vehicle. If you leave your vehicle unattended and unlocked for any reason, you are inviting trouble. On average, it takes less than 60 seconds for someone to enter an unlocked vehicle and take something.
Theft is the most common campus crime. Typical targets are purses, wallets, books, instruments and tools. Anything that might be of value to someone else can be a target of theft.
What can you do to help?
Always report suspicious activity to a security office.
The TAMHSC does not assume any liability for loss caused by damage, fire, theft or any other peril. The TAMHSC does not assume any liability for loss caused by damage, fire, theft or any other peril.