Parking and Traffic Regulations

TCU has parking and traffic regulations in place to ensure the safety and security of the campus, as well as to make parking and traffic flow as efficient as possible. These regulations apply to everyone wishing to park on campus and are enforced year round including weekends, holidays, breaks, study days and summer. Voluntary compliance with these regulations is the goal, rather than to assess fines; however, parking fines have been enacted to deter violations. An abbreviated edition of the rules and regulations will be distributed with each parking permit. The complete edition may also be found on the TCU Police Department website at It is the responsibility of the student to familiarize themselves with these regulations and to abide by them. Any questions regarding parking on campus should be directed to the TCU Police Department.

How and when do I get a parking permit?

The parking permit application may be found under the “Student Center” tab on Parking permits must be picked up in person. E-mail notices will be sent with specific instructions on how and when to pur­chase permits.

How much does a permit cost?

Student parking permits are $75.00, are charged to the student account after the permit is received, and are valid until August 15th of the following year. If a parking permit is not needed until the spring semester, then the fee is $37.50.

What if I have a new vehicle that does not yet have license plates?

You must fill out the online parking permit appli­cation using the temporary license plate number. You will still pick up the parking permit in person. E-mail notices will convey dates and times of pickup. You must contact the TCU Police Department when you receive your perma­nent license plate.

What if I have to drive another vehicle for a short period of time?

Temporary parking permits are available to those who have purchased a permit, but have to drive another vehicle. Temporary permits are available at the TCU Police Department, 3025 Lubbock Avenue, at any time (24-7).

What if I sell the vehicle that has the permit and get a new vehicle?

You must first remove the permit from the window, bring the remains to the TCU Police Department, register your new vehicle and then receive your new permit for a $5 replacement fee. If the remains of the original permit are not returned, the cost of a new permit is the full fee at that time. Permits MAY NOT be transferred from one vehicle to another.

What do visitors do for parking?

Visitors must come to the TCU Police Department to obtain a visitor pass every time they are on campus and receive instructions on where to park. Students may not pick up visitor passes for their guests in advance. Visitor passes are available 24/7.

What if I receive a parking citation?

Citations are entered into the computer and are billed to the student account. Any citation may be appealed at the TCU Police Department within 3 school days. The decision of the Appeal Board is final. Citations may be paid when the e-z bill is received, or at Sadler Hall, room 2011. Excessive citations will not be tolerated and may result in the vehicle being booted, towed or banned from campus.

What about football game day parking?

Information will be sent via e-mail about football game day parking as well as any other special parking events or needs.

In-line Skates, Skateboards, and Trick Bikes

The on-campus use of skateboards, scooters, in-line skates (“roller-blades”), and trick bikes is restricted to University faculty, staff and students. All other individuals are prohibited from using this recreational equipment on University property. The use of skateboards, in-line skates, and trick bikes is prohibited inside University facilities and permitted only on streets and sidewalks.


The use of Segways is not permitted on University property.


There are special regulations and state statutes ap­plying to motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and motorbikes. Operators of these vehicles must be registered with the TCU Police Department and must display a parking permit. The same regulations apply to them as to other motor vehicles. This includes parking in legally marked spaces. At no time should a motorcycle be on a sidewalk or other non-roadway.