Rules & Regulations


The following rules and regulations were established by the University as a standard for the parking programs.  Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are urged to read these regulations. The Parking Management Office may exercise discretion to deal with special circumstances not covered by these regulations.

In developing these regulations, Parking Management is guided by the Texas Motor Vehicle Laws and the Texas Education Code 51.202. The regulations apply to all vehicles on campus and are in effect at all times. The Parking Department along with the University Police Department has jurisdiction to enforce or impound any vehicle in violation of these regulations. The owner of the vehicle will be required to pay the cost of relocation and storing of the vehicle.


  • All vehicles are required to display a valid PVAMU parking permit when parked on University parking.
  • When a parking sign conflicts the parking map, the sign will always supersede.
  • Any area not specifically designated for parking is considered a no parking zone and vehicles will be cited appropriately.
  • Vehicles that are parked parallel must be parked within the flow of traffic and not more than 18 inches from the curb.
  • These regulations apply on the streets, roads, alleys, sidewalks,walkways, parking spaces, fire lanes, and parking lots on all parts of the Prairie View A&M University campus.  Traffic and Parking regulations are also enforced.
  • Because parking on campus is limited, registrants may have only one vehicle on campus and occupy only one space at a time from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Vehicle parking is prohibited on campus in areas not specifically designated for parking. Parking areas within the University complex are marked. Any area not lined as a space or designated with a parking sign is a NO PARKING area. The absence of a “No Parking” sign or curb marking does not mean that parking is permissible.
  • Parking lots are restricted Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. During restricted hours, registered motor vehicles may be parked only in their assigned parking areas.
  • The following areas are strictly enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week: reserved parking spaces, Family Housing complex lots (83, 84, and 87), lots (17, 30, 34, 69 and 70), loading and service zones, timed spaces (2 hour spaces in Lots 102 & 29 B), vendor spaces, loading and unloading space adjacent to Lot 69, handicap parking spaces, fire lanes, NO PARKING areas, walkways, curbs, lawns, traffic islands, and unmarked areas. Vehicles parked in these areas are subject to being ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense including nights and weekends.
  • The person to whom a vehicle is registered is held fully responsible for all violations involving the vehicle, even if another person is using the vehicle at the time of the violation. When a registrant disposes of a vehicle through sale or trade-in, the permit should be removed and returned to Traffic & Parking so that the individual will no longer be responsible for tickets the vehicle might receive. OWNERSHIP OF A PERMIT IS NOT TRANSFERABLE. Replacement permits will not be issued without the return of the old permit and proof of sale, or verification that the vehicle was destroyed.
  • Unregistered vehicles are prohibited in University lots, except when operated by visitors who are not affiliated with the University and parked in spaces designated for visitors, or during special events for which visitor parking has been prearranged through the Parking Management Office. Vehicle information must be updated when vehicles or license plates change. Vehicles that are not updated will be cited.
  • Students who fail to register vehicles that they operate on campus are subject to disciplinary action by the Conduct Council. There is no grace period. Students, faculty members, or staff members who operate unregistered vehicles on campus, who accumulate tickets, and who are subsequently identified, will be charged through student-account billing  or payroll deduction for the citations.
  • Students who reside on PVAMU campus must stay parked at their residents from the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    The only exception is students can go to the laundry mat or off campus but can not drive to classes.
  • Motorcycles may park only in specially designated areas.
  • The speed limit is 15 miles per hour in campus drives and parking lots, 10 miles per hour in garages. The speed limit for bicycles is 10 miles per hour.
  • Double parking or obstructing drives, walkways, doors, refuse containers, or other vehicles is prohibited.
  • Parking in a fire lane or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant is prohibited.
  • Vehicles parked in authorized lots must be parked within the parking stripes and headed into the space.
  • Parking or driving on curbs, lawns, landscaped areas, traffic islands, or walkways is prohibited. Any area not lined as a space, marked with a yellow/red curb, or designated with a parking sign is a NO PARKING area.
  • Tampering with, destruction, or theft of parking lot signs, or markings used for the implementation of parking and traffic regulations may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution and the violators being charged for replacement cost.  Parking privileges may be suspended.
  • Persons with physical disabilities require a special parking permit. This permit must be displayed along with the state issued hangtag. Sufficient documentation of disability must be provided by a physician to the Disability Services Office located in Evans Hall. The final decision to issue a special permit will be made by the Disability Services Office. The cost of the permit is the same as a regular faculty/staff or student permit.
  • Alteration, reproduction, or transfer of any type of parking permit may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. There is an automatic fine of $200.
  • Barricades, roped-off areas, and signs indicating parking for special events take precedence over general parking designations on the map.  Because changes may occur after the map is printed, regulatory signs also take precedent over the map. Unauthorized vehicles in barricaded areas will be cited.
  • Penalties for violations include ticketing and fines, towing, revocation of parking privileges, disciplinary action, and/or criminal prosecution.
  • Parking in the direction opposing traffic is a safety hazard and is not permitted.