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UPPS 05.07.01 - Collecting Parking Violation Fees

Collecting Parking Violation Fees

UPPS No. 05.07.01
Issue No. 9
Revised: 2/22/2016
Effective Date: 6/20/2014
Next Review Date: 4/01/2018 (E2Y)
Sr. Reviewer: Associate Director, Parking Services

  1. POLICY STATEMENT

    1. This policy establishes procedures associated with fees and collection of outstanding parking violation fees.
  2. PROCEDURES FOR ASSESSING AND COLLECTING FEES

    1. The associate director of Parking Services will manage and supervise the collection and recording of fees related to parking violations.

    2. * All vehicles driven or parked on Texas State University property are subject to the laws of the state of Texas and Texas State rules and regulations (see Parking Services Regulations). Fees for parking violations are as follows:

      Improper Display of Permit $ 10.00
      Parked in Disabled Zone $300.00
      Use of Altered/Forged/Lost/Stolen/ Fraudulent Permits $200.00
      Boot Removal $ 75.00
      Chronic Offender Fee $150.00
      All other violations of University Traffic and Parking $ 40.00

      Each violation alleged on a violation notice is assessed a separate fee.

    3. Violators must make payment to Parking Services in person, online, or by mail within 10 working days from the date of issuance of the violation notice. Payments made by regular mail are considered received on the date postmarked by the United States Postal Service. Payments made via campus mail are considered received on the date payment is delivered to Parking Services.

    4. A late fee of $15.00 shall be assessed for all violation notices that remain unpaid after 10 working days from issuance of the violation notice.

    5. Students, faculty, and staff may appeal parking violations. Refer to the Parking Services Regulations for proper appeal procedures. The final determination of violation appeal hearings is recorded. Any fee assessed and paid is refunded to violators who receive a non-guilty verdict on their appeals.

  3. PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING UNPAID PARKING VIOLATION FEES

    1. Unpaid charges for violations are recorded in either the name of the student, faculty, or staff person who:

      1. bought the permit displayed, or who had previously bought a permit for that vehicle; or

      2. has previously paid violations on that vehicle; or

      3. was identified as the owner of the vehicle; or

      4. * has the same last name and the home address of the registered owner of the vehicle.

    2. Once each semester, Parking Services will send ticket notices to persons with unpaid parking fines. Such notices will state that persons with outstanding fines are prohibited from registering for class, obtaining a transcript, obtaining a diploma, and purchasing a parking permit of any kind.

  4. REVIEWERS OF THIS UPPS

    1. Reviewers of this UPPS include the following:

      Position Date
      Associate Director, Parking Services April 1 E2Y
      Associate Vice President for Finance and Support Services Planning April 1 E2Y
  5. CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

    This UPPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Associate Director, Parking Services; co-senior reviewer of this UPPS

    Associate Vice President for Finance and Support Services Planning; co-senior reviewer of this UPPS

    Vice President for Finance and Support Services

    President