ePermit Waitlist Registration 2016-2017

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What is the purpose of the waitlist?

Certain parking areas will have a controlled oversell rate for 2016-2017. The most efficient and equitable manner to offer these controlled areas are based on a registration process that prioritizes parking requests. The order of priority is based on the following identifying factors: 1. Executive Level Administrators through Assistant Director Faculty and Staff Members 2. All other Faculty/Staff members based on Date of Hire 3. Resident Students based on Classification (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) 4. Graduate Level Students based on Classification 5. Undergraduate Students based on Classification (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) NOTE: Each level has a tiebreaker of the date and time a request was made when the conflict of having the same classification or date of hire occurs.

Who needs to register for the ePermit Waitlist?

Any faculty, staff, or student wanting to park in a reserved numbered space within the Sam Houston Parking Garage, Zone 1 East, or Zone 1 West parking areas. Resident students residing in university managed housing may register for eligible resident lot parking area waitlists.

Will I have to register with a waitlist every year?

After this initial purchase year, you will not need to register for a waitlist unless you would like to change your ePermit option or upgrade your ePermit.

What parking areas may I purchase without joining a waitlist?

Zone 2 East, Zone 2 West, Zone 3, Motorcycle, and Mobility ePermits will be available for purchase on Monday, August 1st.

What is the last day to sign up for the waitlist?

The waitlist will be used throughout the academic year for requests of Zone 1, Resident and Sam Houston Parking Garage Reserved Numbered Space ePermits. It is important to sign up for any desired waitlist prior to the August 1st award letter publication.

Is there anything preventing me from registering for a waiting list?

Any outstanding charges on your account will impact your eligibility to register for an ePermit. To pay or satisfy your outstanding charges, please contact the Bursar’s Office or pay online via MySam.

Is there a map available to view what parking is available on campus for 2016-2017?
What permission does each permit have to park on campus during peak hours and non-peak hours?

Please view our Lot Access Table by going to 2016-2017 Lot Access Table

How much will my ePermit cost for 2016-2017?

Please view our Parking Rate Table by going to 2016-2017 Parking Rate Table

Vehicle Registration 2016-2017

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How many vehicles may I register on my account?

Faculty and Staff can register up to 4 vehicles and all students can register up to 2 vehicles. The main premise to remember is only one of those vehicles can be parked on campus at the same time and the vehicles should only be used by the ePermit holder.

I am using a rental vehicle. How do I register the vehicle?

Add the vehicle as a standard vehicle and delete the vehicle once you have completed use of the vehicle. Forgetting to remove the vehicle can link all citations related to that vehicle to your account.

I just bought a new vehicle and have a paper temporary tag. How do I register my vehicle?

Add the vehicle by using the paper temporary tag number as the license plate number. Once you receive your actual license plates, remove the vehicle and add the vehicle again with the new license plate.

I receive a notification to contact Parking and Transportation when I attempt to add a vehicle. What do I do?

Contact our office and have your vehicle registration information available. Most likely, the vehicle has been registered already and is linked to a current account. Remember, only vehicles belonging to you and being used by you should be linked to your account and ePermits.

I want to bring a utility trailer on campus. What do I need to do?

A utility trailer, of any kind, is considered a separate vehicle for purposes of our rules and regulations. Since the trailer will extend into a second parking space or a separate parking space, a ePermit must be purchased if the utility trailer is being parked on campus.

Can I park a recreational vehicle or camper trailer on campus?

Please contact our office as these arrangements are considered on a case by case basis. Using any type of vehicle as a habitation on university property must receive prior approval from our office.

2015-2016 Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I have to pay for parking on campus?

The parking program is totally self-supporting, with no state appropriations or tuition dollars available to fund it. If you park on campus, you pay a parking fee; if you don’t park on campus, you pay nothing towards the cost of campus parking facilities and operations. Your purchase of a permit, or payment of an hourly garage fee, enables the University to manage, build and maintain parking lots and garages, and also funds the salaries and operating expenses of the University Police and Parking and Transportation Departments.

Where can I park?
Do I have to have a parking permit at all times? I only have night classes.

Yes, Parking permits are required 24 hours a day. Note that remote (orange) permits may park in commuter (green) lots from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

What do I do if I get a new vehicle?

Transfer your hangtag to your new vehicle, and notify Parking and Transportation of your new vehicle information. If you have a decal, please update your information by visiting or contacting our office. We can provide you with a new permit, without charge, when the remnants of the old permit are exchanged for a new permit. If the old permit cannot be presented, a $20.00 replacement fee will be charged for the new permit.

I lost my permit. How do I replace it?

Should a decal or hangtag become mutilated or obliterated in any way, a replacement must be obtained from Parking and Transportation. When the remnants of a decal/hangtag are presented, a duplicate will be provided free of charge. If a decal/hangtag is lost or stolen, a replacement will be provided for a $20 administrative fee.

I reported my permit lost or stolen, but later found it. May I continue to use it?

No. Vehicles displaying a permit reported lost or stolen are subject to immediate towing. Please bring your old permit to Parking and Transportation, so your $20 fee will be credited back to your account.

What if I have to drive a different vehicle for a short time such as a rental?

If a vehicle other than the one originally registered is to be operated on campus, transfer your hangtag to the temporary vehicle. If you have a decal, please visit our office to receive a temporary permit that will be valid for a week. If the temporary permit expires and is still needed, please visit our office to renew.

What do I do if I get a new vehicle?

Transfer your hangtag to your new vehicle, and notify Parking and Transportation of your new vehicle information. If you have a decal, please update your information by visiting or contacting our office. We can provide you with a new permit, without charge, when the remnants of the old permit are exchanged for a new permit. If the old permit cannot be presented, a $20.00 replacement fee will be charged for the new permit.

My friend is leaving campus. Can I use, or purchase from them, their parking permit?

No. Parking permits are not transferable, and are valid only when purchased from the Parking and Transportation. Please notify University Police immediately if anyone attempts to sell you a University parking permit.

Can I pick up a parking permit for a friend?

No, only the student with their Sam ID or a photo ID.

I have an evening course that gets out late. I don’t feel safe walking by myself what do I do?

An escort to and from your destination is offered by University Police Department and UPD's Foot Patrol by calling the UPD Dispatch Office at 936-294-1794, or by using one of the emergency boxes located in different areas of campus.

I have a medical disability. How do I get a special permit?

Special permits are available to students who must park close due to a temporary injury or illness. Requests for special permits must be made to Parking and Transportation. Special permits are not allowed to park in any area designated for the handicapped. Also see Parking for Persons with Disabilities.

Can I park anywhere with a student permit after 5:00 p.m.?

No, unless otherwise posted, blue (resident) and green (commuter) permits are permitted to park in most white (Faculty/Staff) parking zones (except those marked "faculty/staff at all times") between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Orange (remote) permits are permitted to park in green (commuter) parking zones between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Blue zones are restricted to blue permits 24 hours a day. Individual reserved parking spaces and timed parking spaces are restricted 24 hours a day.

What if I have someone visit me on campus?

Reserved visitor parking spaces are restricted to vehicles displaying visitor parking permits issued through Parking and Transportation. The term "visitor" is interpreted to mean an individual with no official connections with Sam Houston State University. Also see Visitor Parking.

How do I know whether I should purchase an annual parking permit or pay the daily rate in the parking garage?

As a general rule, it will be more economical to purchase a parking permit if you are on campus more than once a week. As an alternative, you may purchase a daily parking permit for $4/day. The cost of daily parking in the garage is $2.00 the first hour, $1.25/hour thereafter, and $8.25 as a 24 hour maximum per entry, per day.

If I arrive on campus late in the morning, where is the best place to park?

If you arrive on campus after 9:00 a.m., you will find it easier to locate a space in the Bowers Stadium Lot (P14). It almost always has space, and offers reduced price parking for a remote permit.

How long does it take to walk from the Bowers Stadium Parking Lot?

It will normally take you 10 minutes or less to reach the Clock Tower in the Plaza.

I have a parking hangtag, but I forgot it. What can I do?

As a courtesy to the University community, it is our policy to dismiss two tickets per semester if a "No Parking Permit" ticket was issued to an individual and they own a current parking permit and were otherwise properly parked in a valid area. Beyond twice a semester, you must either purchase a daily permit for $4.00/day, or park in the parking garage for $1.25/hour, $6.00/maximum-per-entry rate.

Where do I pay parking citations?

Citations for the university parking violations may be paid at the Bursar's Office in the Estill Building, or online thru MySam. Parking and Transportation cannot accept payments. Also see Parking Citation Payment.

Can a ticket be appealed?

University parking citations may be appealed within ten (10) calendar days after the issuance of the citation. All appeals must be on the official appeal form secured from Parking and Transportation. The Dean of Student's Office will set the date, time, and place for appeals. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final. Also see Parking Citation Appeals.

What if I choose not to pay my citations?

Students' records and transcripts may be held for failure to resolve their parking citations. Students having unresolved parking citations may be denied registration for classes the following semester, and from graduating. Any person receiving five (5) or more unresolved parking citations within any semester shall be considered to be in flagrant violation of the university parking regulations and their vehicle is subject to impoundment as set forth under Section I.