Parking Permits & Enforcement

Parking permits are required for faculty/staff and students to park in all restricted parking lots (campus map), including designated handicapped parking spaces.

The person issued a parking permit is responsible for all violations and tickets cited to that permit.

Disabled Parking

Individuals with personal disabled permits must also display a valid Texas Southmost College parking permit to park in a handicapped space. Parking in a handicapped space without a valid Texas Southmost College permit will result in a citation.

No parking permit fees are charged for permanently disabled people or disabled veterans as defined by Articles 6675a-5e and 6675a-5e.1 of Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes.

Types of Citations

Types of citations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • No parking permit
  • Expired parking permit
  • Improper display of parking permit
  • Parking where prohibited (Fire Lane, Handicapped, Faculty/Staff, Visitor, Reserved, Loading/Unloading)
  • Parking in a Visitor space, with or without a permit, while an employee or student at Texas Southmost College
  • Parking where there is no designated parking space
  • Double-parked (encroaching on another parking space)
  • Parking in a handicapped space without properly displaying a valid handicap placard/license plate or disabled veteran license plate issued by the state of Texas (Placard/license plate must be issued to same individual issued a Texas Southmost College parking permit)
  • $25 per citation, other fees may apply
  • $100 for boot removal

Purchasing a Permit

To obtain a permit, all outstanding parking fines must be paid. You will be asked to provide your driver’s license, license plate number, and the make and model of your vehicle.

The cost of a parking permit is as follows:

  • Student parking permit: $60 annually
  • Faculty/staff parking permit: $60 annually
  • Adjunct faculty parking permit: $20 per semester

Parking permits may be purchased from the Cashier window in the Oliveira Building. The Cashier window is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

You must submit a completed payroll authorization form to the human resources department to receive automatic deductions. After submitting your form, you may pick up your parking permit from the Safety and Security- Newman Building.

Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, but does authorize parking in designated parking areas under control of Texas Southmost College.

Permit Installation

  • Parking permits must be permanently affixed to the vehicle on the inside lower right-hand corner (passenger side) of the windshield.
  • Motorcycle permits must be placed in a clearly visible location.

Temporary Permits

  • TSC Parking permits are designed to be transferable to another vehicle – on a temporary basis.
    For example, if your vehicle is being serviced and you need to drive another vehicle to campus for a few days, you can remove the permit from your vehicle and place it in the new vehicle. When your vehicle is ready, simply transfer the permit back to your regular vehicle.