Parking Rules and Regulations

A. 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 personnel.

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. Students are not required to have a parking decal.  Students do not have to have a parking decal on their vehicle to park at any Alamo Colleges location.  Students do not have to display a parking permit.  The parking decal is not required to park at any of the Alamo Colleges surface parking lots designated as "Student Parking."  

Only Faculty and Staff are required to have a parking decal to Park in Faculty\Staff designated Alamo Colleges parking lots.


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.

II. Definitions

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.

Vehicle Registration Tag/Decal may be of any design or configuration as designated and must be displayed in a manner as prescribed by the Alamo Colleges.

Full time employees, upon hire, are charged thru payroll for their parking tag/permit and should receive an e-mail instructing them on the procedure for receiving the tag/permit in the mail. This e-mail can also be printed and placed on the dashboard (driver side) of their vehicle and used as a temporary tag/permit until their actual tag/permit is received. If there is an issue or question concerning the tag/permit employees are to contact the Human Resources Help center at:

Phone: 210-485-0799


Students are not required to have a parking permit.

Temporary parking permits are received from the Department the individual is assigned to or conducting business with. If a temporary [parking permit is needed contact the Department you are conducting business with or the President’s Office. 

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


V. Traffic and Parking Regulations

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 be severable.

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 campuses.

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 removed..

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 areas.

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 campus.

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 the roadway.

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 sidewalk.

VI. Enforcement
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 Permit;

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 Procedure

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 list below).

San Antonio College –

St. Philip’s College –

Southwest Campus –

Palo Alto College –

Northwest Vista College –

Northeast Lakeview College –

Allow 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 business day. 


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 485-0099.