Parking Services

Tarleton State University Parking Services aims to provide excellent parking and transportation management as a service to assist students, visitors, faculty, and staff members. Parking and transportation services protects and manages capacity and mobility for the students, faculty, and staff who are adhering to university rules and regulations. Proper management also protects capacity to effectively host events and activities for visitors to campus. We provide specific permits for each type of student (Residential or Commuter), faculty/staff, and visitors to negate the issuing of tickets and communicate where to park while on campus. Please check out the rules and regulations before parking on campus. 

All permitting and citations are managed by Parking Services, a department under Campus Operations. Our office is located in the lower level of the Thompson Student Center, suite 21. There are two, 30-minute parking spaces located in the circle drive on Jones Street for patrons visiting our office to use.

Important Information

  • Physical permit decals will no longer be mailed to you. Parking permits are now virtual. 
  • Students, Faculty, and Staff will access the Parking Portal to obtain a permit, pay citations, and register vehicles. Third party employees must use Marketplace. You must register for a permit and link your vehicle every August.
  • All visitors must have a visitor’s permit to park on campus. Please stop by the Parking Services office to obtain a permit. You will need your license plate number.
  • Employees may have up to 3 vehicles linked to their virtual permit at no additional cost. (Only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time.)
  • Students may only have 2 vehicle attached to their virtual permit at no additional cost. (Only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time.)
  • It is important that you review the most updated parking map to ensure that you are selecting the appropriate parking lot and/or zone. 

How Do Virtual Permits Work?

Parking Services utilizes LPR (license plate recognition) technology to efficiently confirm the virtual permit for registered license plates of students, faculty, and staff. This allows for the elimination of decal permits by mail and provides convenience when needing to make updates to your permit and vehicle information.

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