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Faculty and Staff Parking Information

Permits and Fees

A parking permit is required for all employees who park on Tarleton property.

View all applicable parking Rules and Regulations and Faculty Parking Zones

Faculty and Staff members planning events, conferences and meetings should contact parking@tarleton.edu for instructions and guidelines to arrange a parking and transportation plan a minimum of four weeks prior to the event. 

New employees will be issued a permit upon payment of parking fees. Returning and new employees may purchase their permits onlineLearn the steps to ordering your permit online.

  • First day of employment: Parking permit fees are due and payable at the time of vehicle registration unless previous arrangements have been made with Business Services.
  • Permits for vehicles belonging to the same household: When both spouses are employed by the University, or if one spouse is a student, and they need to park two vehicles on campus on or about the same time, each spouse shall purchase their own individual permit.
  • Permits for additional vehicles: If a Faculty/Staff member purchases a second permit for an additional vehicle, both vehicles cannot be parked on campus at the same time.
  • Permits for employees hired after the beginning of a fiscal year: Employees hired after the beginning of the fiscal year will be charged for the entire month in which their employment begins and for each full month remaining in the fiscal year pro rata.

Parking spaces are not transferable to any third party. When an employee leaves the University, his/her parking space reverts to the Parking Division of the Police Department. Reserved parking spaces are not refundable. Employees may not sell or lease their space to anyone else. Parking decals and proxy cards must be returned to the Business Office . You may be eligible for a partial refund of your permit. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty/Staff fees are $105.00 per year for at-large parking. Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty/Staff fees are $600.00 per year for reserved parking.

If Someone is Parked in Your Reserved Space

If somebody has parked in your reserved space, park in an at large space only. Parking in a visitors space is a parking violation and can result in a citation or towing. Call the parking office at 254-968-9001 and report anyone who illegally parks in your space. We will ticket the vehicle parked in your space, and will not ticket your vehicle if you call. Be sure to move your vehicle back to your space as soon as it is open. We cannot dismiss your ticket if you have not called to report someone parking in your space.

  • Do not park in someone else’s reserved space arbitrarily if you do not know who it belongs to and whether or not they will be here that day. This could result in a ticket.
  • Do not park behind the vehicle, blocking them in. This might cause your vehicle to be towed.
  • Do not leave notes on vehicles illegally parked. Allow the Parking Office to handle the situation.
  • Do not park in a handicap space. The fine for this is $500.00. This is a state law; not a Tarleton rule.

If You Forget Your Parking Decal or Proxy Card

If you forget your parking decal or are driving a different vehicle, please call the Parking Office. We will notify the ticket writers so they will not ticket your vehicle. If you do not call and you are issued a citation, we cannot dismiss it. If you forget your proxy card, please call Control at 254-968-9265 and they will open the gate arm for you.

All gated lots require proxy cards. You will be issued one at the time you receive your parking permit.

Loading and Unloading

Parking and Transportation Services offers each university department the ability to purchase one loading/unloading packet, for $10.00, to conduct university business. The department needs to maintain the check-out process for the loading/unloading materials and the department will be responsible for any misuse of this service. The loading/unloading materials include a card to access gated lots and a dashboard permit to allow vehicles the opportunity to load/unload supplies. As soon as the supplies are loaded/unloaded (loading/unloading should not exceed 30 minutes), the vehicle must return to its designated lot, park and return the loading/unloading materials to the department.

When the loading/unloading materials are in use for running errands for your department, vehicles may park in lots adjacent to the building for short periods of time. Visitor, reserved or handicapped spaces should not be used for loading and unloading. Loading/unloading materials may not be applied by employees or students to improve their daily parking, or for any other use or any other person.

If an employee tells a student to park illegally, the citation will not be dismissed by this department. If a student worker parks illegally while running department errands, the citation cannot be dismissed. You cannot park in any fire lane for unloading purposes. You must use the building's loading area and obtain a proper loading zone permit from the Parking Office.