PARKING VIOLATIONS & APPEALS

TCU has created a parking policy that complies with state law and ensures the fair use and distribution of parking spaces.  Non-compliance by TCU community members can negatively impact both visitors to our campus and persons who are in compliance.  To that end, compliance in all parking lots and spaces will be strictly enforced.

Fines/Citations

  • Fines and citations are issued 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • An indefinite number of parking citations will not be tolerated.
  • Persons who have been charged with three or more citations may be notified that their parking privileges are in jeopardy.
  • Employees who habitually ignore the parking rules and regulations set forth by the University and consistently receive parking citations may be referred to their Supervisor/Dean/Department Head.
  • Students who habitually ignore the parking rules and regulations set forth by the University and consistently receive parking citations may be referred to Campus Life.
  • Employees and students are responsible for any citation issued to their vehicles.
  • Fines are automatically charged to the employee/student account.
  • Non-TCU Associates must pay for citation fines through the e-payment site https://epay.tcu.edu/pd_payment
  • The payment of fines for traffic citations does not remove citations from the record. Citations accumulate during the academic year.

Immobilized/Towed Vehicles

  • Vehicles that have been charged with three (3) or more citations in the current academic year may be immobilized or towed. The owner of a vehicle towed from campus is responsible for all costs related to the towing and storage of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles illegally parked (regardless of the number of violations) are subject to being immobilized or towed when parked in or obstructing a fire lane, reserved space, handicap or handicap access space, overtime in a time-limited zone, blocking another vehicle in a parking space, or blocking a dumpster, driveway, aisle, entry or exit to any parking area.
  • If a vehicle has been towed or immobilized, the individual seeking release of the vehicle may obtain the necessary information from the TCU Police Department by calling 817-257-7777.
  • The University shall not, nor shall any of its authorized personnel, be liable or assume any responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from a vehicle being immobilized or towed.

Appeals Process

  • ALL parking citation appeals must be submitted online.  Citation appeals will not be accepted in person or interoffice mail.  Exception:  a citation for “No Current Parking Permit” may be presented when purchasing a permit.  The citation fine will then be reduced to $20.00.
  • The link for an employee to appeal a citation is found under the Helpful Links tile when logged into my.tcu.edu.  The link for a student to appeal a citation is found under the Student Services tile when logged into my.tcu.edu.
  • In lieu of meeting in person due to the need for physical distancing, those who want to appear before the Appeals Committee will be able to do so via Zoom.  All other appeals will be handled separately by the committee.
  • The decision by the committee is final.
  • Appeal results will be sent via email.