The Texas Woman's University has parking space available for student, faculty, and staff members who bring motor vehicles to the campus. The university does not furnish unlimited parking space to accommodate all vehicles. Lack of parking space 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-hours, seven-days-a-week to the university community.
Motor Vehicle Registration
Each full or part-time student, faculty, staff or wellness center member who wishes to park a vehicle on university-controlled property must complete a vehicle registration form at the DPS parking office or online, pay a fee, and receive an appropriate parking permit (decal) which assigns the vehicle to a designated area or areas for parking. Only vehicles with current license plates and in operable condition may be registered for parking. Dallas members may purchase a decal online. On motorcycles, the decal is to be placed on the front fork where it is clearly visible. On motor vehicles, the decal shall be placed on the inside lower corner of the front windshield on the passenger side with the number facing out. The decal may not be affixed by tape or other materials. All of the protective cover on the decal must be removed and the decal totally attached to the window. Parking permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another. A member of the student body, faculty, or staff may not purchase a decal that does not pertain to his or her classification. One vehicle cannot display two types of valid TWU decals. Proof of vehicle ownership is required before purchasing a second decal. 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.
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*If a student withdraws from the university and the parking decal has not been used, a request for refund may be made at the Department of Public Safety.
*A payroll deduction plan is available to exempt and non-exempt faculty and staff.
Reserved & Special Purpose Spaces
Parking spaces may be reserved for the President, Vice Presidents, and certain administrators as designated by the President. Spaces are also reserved for state vehicle use at various campus locations. Reserved spaces are reserved for the designated individual 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
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.
In extraordinary circumstances, the DPS office may issue temporary permits to students, faculty, and staff members who have purchased a parking permit wishing to park unregistered vehicles on campus for short periods of time. Internet only students are allowed one (1) temporary parking permit per semester at no charge. 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 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 visitors' spaces or clinic spaces between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 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.
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 violations of university regulations may be cleared by the payment of the appropriate fine at the DPS parking office. Citations issued in Dallas may be cleared at the Dallas DPS office. All credit card payments must be processed through the Denton Campus Parking Office. A student or employee is responsible for parking citations issued to vehicles registered to their immediate family. All outstanding fines must be paid before purchasing a parking decal.
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 Parking 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
A one-time reduction of 50% on a failure to register citation may be given with the purchase of a current decal. All late fees will apply.
Penalty for Failure to Pay Fines
It is the responsibility of the registrant of a vehicle to clear any ticket with the parking office or in Dallas at the DPS office within ten (10) 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 when the registrant or driver has accumulated three (3) past-due citations. The individual must pay all citations, and all fees to reclaim the vehicle.
Impoundment / Booting
The cost of booting and/or impounding vehicles is to be paid at the parking office. The university is not, nor shall any of its authorized personnel be liable or assume any responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from a vehicle being impounded or booted. The university does not charge a student account for this cost.
|Storage fee (per day)||$5|
Impound, towing, and storage fees at the Dallas Center are higher. Contact the Dallas Center DPS for information.
Traffic Appeals Board
If the recipient of a citation believes that it is unwarranted, he or she may request a review by the University's Traffic Appeals Board. The appeal must be filed at the parking office within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the citation. The appeals board will notify the appellant of its decision. Within ten (10) 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.
Rules Concerning Bicycles
- Bicycles shall be operated in accordance with the traffic rules and regulations of this university and with state and local laws.
- Bicycles shall not be permitted inside classroom buildings or on lawns or sidewalks.
- Bicycles shall not be permitted inside residence halls.
- Bicycles should be secured by lock to a bicycle rack when not in use.
- Bicycles should not be secured in a manner that block passageways
- Bicycles must display a free University registration decal.
- Motorized scooters, except those designed for and used exclusively by a handicapped person, are prohibited from being in any university building.
- Motorized scooters cannot be operated on any campus roadway unless it meets all the legal requirements of a motorcycle.
- Motorized scooters 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 in Hubbard Hall, telephone 898-2911. In Dallas the office is located on the first floor of Faye Pannell Hall, telephone 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 members 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 service. The Deptartment 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.
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