Faculty and Staff Parking Information

Permits and Fees

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

View all applicable parking Rules and Regulations.

Faculty and Staff members planning events, conferences and meetings should contact [email protected] 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 virtual permit upon payment of parking fees. Returning and new employees may purchase their permits 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 virtual permit.
  • Permits for additional vehicles: Employees may have up to 3 vehicles registered under their virtual permit at no additional cost but only one vehicle can be parked on campus at a 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 Business Services Department. Reserved parking spaces are not refundable. Employees may not sell or lease their space to anyone else. 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. 

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 254-968-9002 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.

Proxy Card for Gated Lots

If you have do not have a proxy (gate) card and are assigned to a gated lot, one can be issued to you in the Cashier’s office in the Administration building or at the University Police Department. Please keep your proxy (gate) card for use in the upcoming academic year and, if necessary, it will be re-programmed to your assigned lot. 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 obtain one loading/unloading permit 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. 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.