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Parking Rules and Regulations

Effective starting school year 2013 - 2014

Parking

The Texas Woman’s University has parking space available for student, faculty, staff, and visitors who bring motor vehicles to the campus.  The university does not furnish unlimited parking space to accommodate all vehicles.  Lack of parking does not justify violation of any parking regulations.  Vehicles must be parked between two parallel white lines.  Vehicles must be parked in appropriate zones as designated by the parking permit during zone enforcement hours.  Between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. vehicles, with a valid parking permit, may be parked in any zone except visitor, reserved, yellow curb, and fire lane.  Parking area curbs are color coded blue, gray, auburn, green, and black to correspond with the areas designated on the map which accompanies these regulations.  Curb color always takes precedence over map designations.  The university does not assume responsibility for the protection of motor vehicles or the property they contain.  Police and parking services are available 24/7 to the university community.  All patrons are encouraged to use our online services.

Parking Registration

Each full or part-time student, faculty, and staff who wishes to park a vehicle on university- controlled property must complete a parking registration form online. The DPS parking office is available to assist with the new parking permit process as needed. This permit is issued to the individual.  Wellness members should contact the Fitness and Recreation office for parking permits.  Only vehicles with current license plates and in operable condition may be driven on campus.  The permit shall be placed on the inside of the motor vehicle, passenger side, lower right-hand corner.  Motorcycle permits must be obtained through the DPS parking office. On motorcycles, the permit is to be placed on the right front fork.  The permit may not be affixed by tape or other materials.  All of the protective cover on the permit must be removed and the permit totally attached.  Parking permits are transferable from one vehicle to another.  Students, faculty, or staff may not purchase a permit that does not pertain to his or her classification.  One vehicle cannot display two types of valid TWU permits.  The registrant of a vehicle is responsible for its safe operation and proper parking, regardless of who is operating the vehicle.  Vehicles registered for parking must comply with Subchapter F, section 548 of the Texas Transportation Code.  Permanently handicapped persons who have a state issued handicapped designation and a TWU parking permit may park in any handicapped space or other legal zone.  

 

Lost/Stolen/Damaged Permits

In the event that a permit is lost, stolen, or damaged, it must be reported to DPS parking office as soon as possible.  Lost permits may be replaced for a $25.00 fee.   Permits that are “lost” in the mail can be replaced free of charge when DPS parking office is notified within 21 calendar days from the issue date of the permit.   Stolen permits may be replaced for a $10.00 fee after police report is filed.  Vehicles displaying a permit that has been reported lost/stolen will be immobilized.  Damaged permits can be replaced for a $10.00 fee if returned to DPS parking office. 

Registration Fees

Students

 

Academic Year

$70

Spring/Summer Semester

$60

 

 

Staff (non-exempt)

 

Academic Year

$90

Spring/Summer Semester

$81

 

 

Faculty & Staff (exempt)

 

Academic Year

$97

Spring/Summer Semester

$87

 

 

Motorcycles

$35/yr

Bicycles

Free

Day Passes

$5

Additional Permits

Full Price

 

*If a student withdraws from the university and the parking permit has not been used, a request for refund may be made at the DPS parking office within the first two (2) weeks of the semester.

*A payroll deduction plan is available for faculty and staff.

 

Reserved & Special Purpose Spaces

Parking spaces may be reserved for the Chancellor and President, Provost, Vice Presidents, and certain administrators as designated by the Chancellor and President.  Spaces are also reserved for state vehicle use at various campus locations.  Reserved spaces are reserved for the designated individual 24/7.

The T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science in Dallas is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEEDS) certified campus.  A limited number of parking spaces have been designated for low emitting fuel efficient vehicles.   A list of approved vehicles that may use the designated spaces can be found at greenercars.org.  The LEEDS list is also available in the DPS office.  Vehicles may be parked in the LEEDS designated spaces if they are on the approved list and display a valid TWU parking permit.

Temporary Permits & Day Passes

In extraordinary circumstances, the DPS parking office may issue temporary permits to students, faculty, and staff who have a current purchased permit.  Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive two (2) free temporary permits per semester.   After the second temporary, they must purchase a day pass online.  Internet students may purchase a day pass for parking on campus online. The DPS parking office is available to assist with the new parking permit process as needed.  It is the responsibility of the driver to obtain the temporary permit prior to parking the vehicle on campus.  Special rules govern parking for temporary employees.  Contact the parking office for information.

Visitors/Clinic Patients

Visitors to the Texas Woman’s University may obtain a one-day visitor parking permit at the Information Booth or at the DPS office.  Multi-day permits must be obtained at the DPS office.  Clinic patients may park in the clinic spaces during their clinic appointments.  Students, faculty, and staff are not allowed to park in visitor’s spaces or clinic spaces between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Persons or organizations planning activities which involve campus parking should notify the DPS office at least one week prior to the event so that the office can establish necessary traffic control measures to facilitate proper visitor parking.  UNT decals are valid in the library lot after 4 p.m.

 

Traffic Violations

 All of the general and criminal laws of the State of Texas are in full force and effect within the areas under the control and jurisdiction of the Texas Woman’s University.  TWU uniformed personnel are authorized to enforce state, city, and TWU moving vehicle and parking laws and regulations and to issue an appearance citation for any violation of such laws.  Citations for the violations of university regulations may be cleared by the payment of the appropriate fine online or at the DPS parking office.  Citations issued in Dallas may be cleared online.  All credit card payments must be processed online, by phone, or through the Denton DPS parking office.  The permit holder is responsible for parking citations issued to vehicles, under their control, when parked on university property.  All outstanding fines must be paid before purchasing a parking permit.

Parking Violations/Fines

Parking in Handicapped

$150

Blocking Wheelchair Ramp

$80

Parking in Fire Lane (red curb)

$60

Blocking Traffic

$60

Parking in Restricted  Zone

$40

Failure to Register

$40

Parked in Reserved Space

$40

Parked in Clinic Space

$40

Non-designated Space

$30

Parked on Sidewalk

$30

Parked in No Parking Space (yellow curb)

$30

Parked in Visitor Space

$25

Parked in Loading Zone

$25

Parked in Compact Space

$25

Parked on Left

$25

Improper Display of Decal

$25

Parked on Lawn

$25

Overtime Parking

$25

 

Penalty for Failure to Pay Fines

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to clear any ticket online through the Denton DPS parking office within ten (10) calendar days from the date of citation.  Failure to pay a fine will result in the addition of a $20 late fee per citation and the university’s withholding a student’s transcript and blocking future registration.  A vehicle is subject to impound, when found in violation, if the registrant or driver has accumulated three (3) past due citations.  The individual must pay all citations and fees to reclaim the vehicle.

Impoundment/Booting

The cost of booting and/or impounding vehicles is to be paid at the DPS parking office.  The university is not, nor shall any of its authorized personnel, liable or responsible for any loss or damage resulting from a vehicle being impounded or booted.  The university does not charge a student account for this cost.

Booting Fee

$80

Towing Fee

$90

Storage Fee (per day)

$5

 

Impound, towing, and storage fees at the Dallas campus are higher.  Contact the Dallas campus DPS for information.

 

Traffic Appeals Board

If the recipient of a citation believes that the citation is unwarranted, he or she may request a review by the University Traffic Appeals Board. The appeal must be filed online within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the citation.  The appeals board will notify the appellant of its decision.  Within ten (10) calendar days after receiving the decision, the appellant may request the Chairman of the Board to set a date for a personal appearance to present additional pertinent evidence if he or she is dissatisfied with the board’s ruling.  The decision of the appeals board is final.  Impoundment/booting fees are not appealable.

Bicycles

  1. Bicycles shall be operated in accordance with the traffic rules and regulations of this university and with state and local laws.
  2. Bicycles shall not be permitted inside university buildings/residence halls.
  3. Bicycles should be secured by lock to a bicycle rack when not in use.
  4. Bicycles should not be secured in a manner that blocks passageways.
  5. Bicycles must display a free university registration permit obtained through the DPS parking office.

Motorized Scooters

  1. Motorized scooters, except those designed for and used exclusively by a handicapped person, are prohibited from being in any university building.
  2. Motorized scooters cannot be operated on any campus roadway unless it meets all the legal requirements of a motorcycle.
  3. Motorized scooters, except those designed for and used exclusively by a handicapped person, cannot be operated on any campus sidewalk.

Rollerblades/Skateboards

Rollerblades, skateboards, roller skates, etc. are prohibited on all portions of the central Denton campus.  The area is designated by signs and is generally bounded by Oakland Avenue, Bell Avenue, Chapel Drive, and Texas Street.

Department of Public Safety

UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICERS ARE COMMISSIONED POLICE OFFICERS WITH ALL THE POWERS OF PEACE OFFICERS AS AUTHORIZED BY THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE.  The Department of Public Safety is located at 301 Administration Drive in Hubbard Hall, telephone 940-898-2911. The Dallas DPS is located on the first floor of T. Boone Pickens IHS, telephone 214-689-6666.

All thefts, accidents, offenses, and incidents that occur on the TWU campus should be reported immediately to the DPS office or the officer on duty.

Police personnel are glad to assist students, faculty, and staff in any way possible.  Services such as jump starts and unlocking vehicles are provided by the department, as time permits.  However, jump starts will not be provided in inclement weather.  Department personnel do not change flat tires, push cars, or perform any automotive services.  The Department of Public Safety will seriously consider suggestions for improvement in its policies and regulations.

The university reserves the right to change any or all parts of these regulations as necessary.

 

Denton Campus (Main Office)

Physical Location: Hubbard Hall, Lower Level
301 Administration Drive
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 425767
Denton, TX 76204-5767

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