PARKING RULES and REGULATIONS
III. General Provisions
IV. Vehicle Registration and Campus Access Fee (CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION)
Traffic and Parking Regulations
VIII. Impounding and Towing of
Campus Citation Appeals Procedure
Police Officers of the Alamo Colleges are commissioned by the Governing Board
of Trustees and licensed by the state of Texas as peace officers. The officers
are vested with all the power, privileges, and immunities of peace officers in
the enforcement of state and federal statutes and the rules and regulations
promulgated by the Board of Trustees of the Alamo Colleges.
B. Nothing in these
regulations is intended to limit or restrict the authority of the Alamo
Colleges to promulgate and enforce appropriate rules and regulations for the
orderly conduct of the District in carrying out its purposes and objectives or the
right of separate jurisdiction relating to the conduct of its students and
C. The criminal laws of the
United States, the state of Texas, and the general policies of the Alamo
Colleges are hereby declared to be in full force and effect on all campuses and
property of the District.
D. The operation of a motor
vehicle or bicycle on the property of the Alamo Colleges is a privilege granted
by the District and is not an inherent right of any employee, student, or
visitor. All employees or students who have vehicles in their possession, or
control for use, or operation, who park on the property of the District must,
without exception, properly display a Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal.
PURCHASE OF A VEHICLE
REGISTRATION TAG OR DECAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE TO PARK ON ALAMO COLLEGES
E. Campus parking Enforcement
personnel as may be designated by the Administration are empowered by the Board
of Trustees to issue District Administrative citations for violations of the
District Traffic/Parking Rules and Regulations. Campus Parking Enforcement
personnel may be full-time, part-time, work-study or student assistant
personnel employed by the Alamo Colleges Police Department. Only peace officers
(Police Officers) can issue citations that can be processed through the courts.
Campus is defined and understood to
include all property at St. Philip's College and Southwest Campus, San Antonio
College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, Northeast Lakeview
College, Central Texas Technology Center, Westside Education Training Center,
Greater Kerrville Education Center, First Responder Academy, District
Administration offices, and any properties leased or rented by the District.
Motor vehicle is understood to include
automobiles, trucks, scooters, motorcycles and motorbikes.
Driver is every person who drives,
operates or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
Student is every person duly
registered, enrolled and attending classes offered by the Alamo Colleges.
Employee is every person permanently
or temporarily employed by the Alamo Colleges, regardless of whether the person
is employed with salary or without salary; to include those persons who perform
a service to the Campus.
Pedestrian means any person afoot.
Registered Owner is defined as the person who
registers with the Alamo Colleges in order to obtain a Vehicle Registration
Tag/Decal or with the state in which licensing of the vehicle was issued.
Visitors are those individuals who
conduct business with or who render a service to the Alamo Community College
District and who are not otherwise eligible for parking privileges. Students
and employees are prohibited from parking in visitor spaces at any Alamo
Colleges property. Visiting students and employees to the District
Administration Office and the Community and Education Service Center may park
in visitor spaces.
may be of any design or configuration as designated and must be displayed in a
manner as prescribed by the Alamo Colleges.
Persons who have purchased an
Alamo Colleges Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal for the current year; CE students
registered in a course lasting forty contact hours, or less; all GED, E.S.L. and
J.T.P.A. students may obtain temporary vehicle parking permits without cost
from any of the Campus Business Offices. All other persons who are not
students, faculty, or staff who have legitimate business at Alamo Colleges may
obtain temporary vehicle parking permits without cost from any Campus Police
Office. New faculty and staff in-processing through Human Resources will
receive a temporary vehicle parking permits from District Police Department.
Police Citation shall be described as a
notice of violation issued for violation of the Texas Transportation Code and
shall be issued only by Alamo Colleges Police Officers.
Administration Citation shall be described as a
notice of violations issued for violation of the Parking and Traffic Rules and
Regulations of the Alamo Colleges. Those persons, as designated by the administration,
may issue this citation.
III. General Provisions
A. Pursuant to the authority
granted by Penal Code Act 2.12 Sections 51.201 et seq., 54.005, 54.503, 65.31,
and 71.01 et seq. of Title 3 of the Texas Education Code, the Board of Trustees
of the Alamo Colleges has promulgated parking rules and regulations to regulate
and control parking and traffic and the use of parking facilities, to provide
for the issuance of motor vehicle identification and insignia (Parking Permit),
and to provide for jurisdiction over offenses.
B. These regulations and
procedures are applicable to any person on the properties of the Alamo
Colleges. These rules and regulations are supplementary to the statues of the
state of Texas.
C. Alamo Colleges is not
responsible for fire, theft, damage to, or loss of any vehicles parked or
operated on Alamo Colleges property.
D. Alamo Colleges reserves
the right, under the provisions of Article 6687-9, Vernon's Texas Civil
Statutes and Section 51.202, Texas Education Code, to impound, or cause to be
impounded, any vehicle found in violation of the Texas Transportation Code or
Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Alamo Colleges.
E. Alamo Colleges shall not,
nor shall any of its employees, be liable or assume any responsibility for the
loss or damage suffered because of such impounding or relocation of a vehicle.
F. When any person is charged
with having stopped, parked and left standing a vehicle on properties of Alamo
Colleges, in violation of any provisions of the Alamo Colleges Traffic Rules
and Regulations, proof that said vehicle on the date and time of the offense
was bearing a valid Alamo Colleges Parking Permit shall constitute evidence
that said vehicle was then and there stopped, parked and left standing be the holder
of the Parking Permit. However, if the vehicle does not bear a valid Parking
Permit, proof that said vehicle on the date and time of the offense alleged,
was owned by an individual is evidence that said vehicle was then and there
stopped, parked and left standing by said individual.
G. On special occasions and
in emergencies, the Alamo Colleges Chief of Police, or his/her designated
representatives may impose temporary parking and traffic control restrictions.
These temporary restrictions shall have all the force of other written
regulation and shall be subject to the same penalties.
IV. Vehicle Registration and Campus Access Fee (SECTION CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION)
V. Traffic and Parking
A. The purpose of these
regulations is to provide for the safety and welfare of students, employees and
visitors and to provide for the control of traffic and parking.
B. If any part of these
parking and traffic regulations is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not
affect other provisions which can be given effect without the invalid
provision, and to this end the provisions of these regulations are declared to
C. It shall be a violation to
commit any act prohibited by these regulations or to fail to do any act
required by these regulations.
D. Vehicles operated or
parked on the campus must comply with all state laws, and the Parking and
Traffic Rules and Regulations of the Alamo Colleges.
E. The speed limit on all
parking lots, streets, alleyways, and thoroughfares owned by the Alamo Colleges
will be ten (10) miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.
001. No operator of a vehicle
shall drive beyond a barricaded area, or where prohibited by temporary or
permanent signs and no operator or person shall remove such barricade or sign.
002. All vehicles parked upon
the campus shall properly display a current Alamo Colleges Parking Permit.
003. Reserved parking spaces
are provided for individuals with restricted physical handicaps and
administrators. Special Parking Permits are issued to identify these
individuals. Parking in a reserved parking space, by persons other than
designated, is prohibited.
004. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle shall park in any parking lot other than as
designated by the Parking Permit on their vehicle. Employees from the District
Administration Office shall park in Faculty/Staff lot when visiting other
005. Parking is restricted to
white lined parking spaces. Parking entirely within the marked boundaries of
the parking space is required at all times. The fact that other vehicles are
parked improperly shall not constitute an excuse for parking with any part of
the vehicle extended beyond the marked boundaries of the parking space.
006. No vehicle may be parked
in any area which has not been marked or designated as a parking space. Parking is not allowed where prohibited by
signs, red curbs or other markings on streets or parking lots. Vehicles shall
not park in a manner that obstructs:
006a - Sidewalks
006b - Driveways
006c - Red Curbs
006d – Easements
006e - Loading Zones
006f - Marked Crosswalks
007. No person shall park, or
let stand, a motor vehicle on a campus for more than 48 hours without prior
authorization. Vehicles found in violation may be considered abandoned and
008. No person shall use
tobacco products on property owned, rented, or leased by Alamo Colleges. This
includes buildings, facilities sidewalks, parking lots, streets and common
009a. Operation of a vehicle
shall be restricted to the campus drives, streets and parking lot.
009b. No person shall fail or
refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of anyone with the
authority to direct, control and regulate traffic.
009c. Driver of any vehicle
involved in a collision shall immediately stop at the scene of such accident or
collision, and by the quickest means of communication report such accident or
collision to the Alamo Colleges Police Department.
009d. Vehicles are required
to stop completely at each STOP sign, and then proceed cautiously without
creating a hazard to vehicles not required to stop.
009e. No driver or operator
of any vehicle shall back any vehicle into an intersection or back upon any
shoulder or any traffic lane.
009f. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle shall bring the same to a sudden start or stop in
a parking lot or street, or accelerate or race the motor so as to cause a loud
noise in a manner calculated to disturb the person or persons present.
009g. Motorized vehicle
operated on a campus must be equipped with a muffler in good working order and
in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise.
009h. No person in control or
possession of a motor vehicle equipped with audio equipment shall play such
devices to the extent that such sounds are disruptive to the environment of the
009i. Bicycles shall not be
operated on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks, except for Police Bike Patrol.
Operation of bicycles is regulated by Texas Transportation Code.
009j. Operators of vehicles
shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
009k. Pedestrians shall cross
streets at designated marked pedestrian crosswalks.
009l. Pedestrians who cross a
roadway at any point other than a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked
crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon
009m. Pedestrians shall not
leave the curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle
which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
009n. Park or let standing a
motor vehicle in a loading zone or service drive unless actually loading or
unloading material or equipment is prohibited. If the time for loading or
unloading exceeds more than thirty (30) minutes, the Alamo Colleges Police
Department must be notified of the extended parking requirements.
009o. No person may throw or
deposit any trash, litter or other waste on any parking lot, street or
A. Alamo Colleges reserves
the right to enforce traffic rules and regulations by:
1. Impounding of vehicles in
violation of Texas State Statutes and the Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations
of the Alamo Colleges;
2. Suspending of driving
privileges on campus, revocation of Parking Permits, or denial to procure a Parking
3. Requiring either the
vehicle owner or the person whose Parking Permit is displayed on the vehicle to
be liable for administrative fees imposed;
4. Barring the readmission to
the college and withholding the grades, degrees, refunds and official
transcripts of any student for non-payment of outstanding administrative fees;
5. Disciplinary action
against employees or students who fail to abide by these regulations or failure
to pay outstanding administrative fees.
B. Parking reinstatement fees
and/or fines are assessed for each Parking Violation Notice. The fee/fine is
$16 if paid within ten (10) school/work days from the date the Violation Notice
was issued. If not paid within ten (10) days, the fee will automatically
increase to $21 if paid from the eleventh (11) school/work days to twenty (20)
school/work days from the date the Violation Notice was issued. If not paid
within twenty (20) days, the fee will automatically increase to $27.
C. Fees/Fines may be paid at
the Bursar's Office by presenting the Violation Notice(s) for payment or making
arrangements with the Bursar's office to pay the fine online.
D. It shall not be a defense
to a violation of these Rules and Regulations that a citation was removed from
a vehicle after said citation had been placed on the vehicle.
VII. Campus Citation Appeals
Each campus within the Alamo
Colleges shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining a Campus Citation
Appeals Committee to afford Due Process for any person receiving an Alamo
Colleges Campus Citation. Procedure shall be made available to all Employees
and Students at their campus in printed form or posted on each campus’ website.
Alamo Colleges Campus
Citations may be appealed within ten (10) working/school days from date of the
citation by filing a "Citation Appeal From" with the Campus Citation Appeals
Committee. The appeal must be submitted on a Campus Citation Appeal form and sent as an email attachment to Campus Citation Appeals Committee (refer to email
San Antonio College – email@example.com
St. Philip’s College – firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Campus – email@example.com
Palo Alto College – firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Vista College – email@example.com
Northeast Lakeview College – firstname.lastname@example.org
ten (10) business days for appeal processing. If notification of appeal
disposition is not received on or before the 10th business day, it
is the appealing party's responsibility for contacting the Campus Citation Appeals
Committee by email to inquire on status of appealed citation AFTER the 10th
DECISION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR TRAFFIC AND PARKING APPEALS COMMITTEE
SHALL BE FINAL.
VIII. Impounding and Towing of Vehicles
Towing may be used for
removing unauthorized vehicles parked on campus, in handicapped slots, blocking
another vehicle in parking lot, and blocking driveways, or other unauthorized
parking that creates health and safety issues.
For information on the
location of your towed vehicle, contact the Alamo Colleges Police Department at