Parking Rules and Regulations

The Board of Trustees and Texas Education Code Section 51.202 allows HCC to promulgate rules and regulations for the safety and welfare of students, employees, tenants and property. The chancellor is authorized by the Board of Trustees to implement and modify the following parking and traffic procedures and other related procedures as necessary:

  • Limiting the rate of speed.
  • Assigning parking spaces and designating parking areas and their use and assessing a charge for parking.
  • Prohibiting parking as deemed necessary.
  • Removing vehicles parked in violation of college rules and regulations or law at the expense of the violator.
  • Instituting a system of registration for vehicle identification, including a reasonable charge, assessing fines and penalties and towing options.


All faculty, staff, students, tenants and visitors parking a vehicle on HCC lots must comply with the parking regulations, policies and procedures.

The chancellor has delegated the responsibility to implement parking and traffic controls to the Houston Community College Police Department. During emergencies and special occasions, police may impose additional parking restrictions. Conversely, the police may waive parking restrictions that are ordinarily in effect if the need arises. HCC will take the steps necessary to ensure unimpeded flow of traffic and compliance with parking rules. This includes levying fines and penalties and the right to tow any vehicle that is parked in a manner that constitutes a hazard or is in violation of college traffic procedures or state law. HCC does not assume responsibility for personal injury, property loss or damage for any vehicle parked or operated on campus. These regulations are in effect 24 hours a day.

College Administrators shall be responsible for communicating the parking regulations, providing signage and supporting the enforcement efforts at their college. They shall communicate with the HCC Police Department when special functions or exceptions to the standard parking regulations are required to support college operations.

i. Vehicle Registration

With more than 75,000 students attending HCC classes each semester, parking issues on our campuses have become one of our growing concerns. In order for HCC Police to recognize your vehicle as one belonging to a registered student or Faculty/Staff member, everyone is required to have a parking permit displayed on their cars. All students, tenants and employees of HCC who park on college property must register their vehicles, including motorcycles, via the HCC Online registration system.

Where to Get A Parking Permit

For Students

  1. Log in to the Peoplesoft Student System.
  2. Locate the Parking Access link under the Personal Information header.
  3. Click through the link to the form, and fill out the registration form.
  4. Save your information, and click on the View & Print Parking Permit link to print your permit. NOTE: The View & Print Parking Permit link will not be active until all information is entered and saved.

For Employees

  1. Log in to the Peoplesoft HR @ Your Service system
  2. From the header on the homepage, follow the breadcrumb trail: Main Menu > Self Service > Personal Information > Parking Permit.
  3. Fill out the registration form, save your information, and click on the Print Parking Tag link to print your permit. NOTE: The Print Parking Tag link will not be active until all information is entered and saved.

Permits must be displayed in the front windshield of a vehicle. Hang tag sleeves may be obtained at any HCC Police Department campus office.

Please be sure to print and display your parking permit as described above. After September 1, if a person still has the old permit with an expired date, they will be ticketed.

The issuance of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Student Parking at HCC Coleman Campus

TMC Direct Contract Parking

Easy online application now available for direct contract parking at Texas Medical Center.

Sign up for parking in 3 easy steps:

  1. Go online to: https://contractparking.texasmedicalcenter.org
  2. Click "Create New User" and follow the steps to select your preferred parking location.
  3. Receive your parking card either in person at 2450 Holcombe Blvd. in 2 business days, or mailed to you in 5-9 business days.

Texas Medical Center (TMC) operates multiple parking facilities and shuttles for campus vistors and employees.  This information is provided to help you navigate campus.

For rates, parking, locations, traffic rules, and other contract parking information please visit http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org/parking/contract-parking

NOTE: PARKING PERMITS EXPIRE EVERY AUGUST 31

ii. Parking Regulations

a) Definition of Parking Spaces:

  • Unmarked: Available for anyone conducting business on HCC Property.
  • Designated reserved: These spaces or areas are reserved for individuals and departments of HCC. Unauthorized vehicles parked in these areas will be cited and may be towed at the violator's expense.
  • Yellow or red markings:  Parking is prohibited in areas with yellow or red markings indicating fire lanes and no parking areas.
  • Handicap parking:  Only vehicles with the properly displayed handicap parking permit and/ or license plate will be allowed to park in the reserved handicap spaces.

b) Driver Responsibility

  • Authorized spaces: Drivers are responsible for finding an appropriate parking space, and displaying the applicable permits in their vehicle while parked on HCC Property.
  • Citations: Any citation(s) issued are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
  • Space availability: Admittance into the parking garage or lot does not guarantee the driver a parking space, but only an opportunity to locate an authorized parking space.
  • Reserved parking: Reserved and assigned spaces are restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Storage of vehicle/abandoned/derelict or abandoned condition and/or vehicles that are not in compliance with state regulations: HCC Parking facilities may not be used for long-term storage, and vehicles left will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Speed limit: The maximum permissible speed limit in the parking garage is 15 miles per hour. Some HCC Parking Garages have speed limits less than 15 mph. It is the Driver's responsibility to observe the posted speed limit.
  • Accidents: In case of an accident, contact HCC Police.

Parking Fine Table

HCC police officers may cite and/or tow vehicles for the following violations:

 

VIOLATION

FINE AMOUNT

1

No Valid HCC Parking Permit displayed

$10.00 and subject to Tow.

2

Illegally Parked in a Handicapped space

$100.00 and subject to Tow.

3

Parking in a no-parking zone

$25.00 and subject to Tow.

4

Illegally Parked in a Reserved Space

$50.00 and subject to Tow.

5

Blocking a Legally parked vehicle

$25.00 and subject to Tow.

6

Parking on the sidewalk

$25.00 and subject to Tow.

7

Occupying two spaces

$10.00 and subject to Tow.

8

Removing, damaging or altering any traffic or parking sign or barrier

$10.00 and subject to Tow.

9

Blocking or parking in any access drive or driveway

$25.00 and subject to Tow.

10

Other violations as stated

As Per Statute

11

Parking in a Fire Lane

$100.00 and subject to Tow.

 

MOVING VIOLATIONS

FINE AMOUNT

1

Exceeding the 15 mph speed limit in any HCC parking lot or garage

$25.00

2

Failure to stop at stop sign

$25.00

3

Driving a vehicle in the wrong direction

$25.00

4

Any other violations authorized under the Texas Education Code

As per statute

iii. Resolution of Citations

All HCC college police and security officers will issue citations for all violations of HCC parking rules and regulations.  The following procedures are to be utilized for the proper documentation of all citations issued on HCC colleges' campuses. These daily procedures will produce an accurate account of the amount of citations issued and that are paid, not paid or dismissed.

Changes to the procedures involving citations were made on April 1, 2016, and are as follows:

  • Citations are issued and printed electronically via mobile device.
  • A standard copy is given to the violator, or left on the vehicle, with instructions on resolution of the citation.
  • HCC Property citations are uploaded daily into the Records Management System. Harris/Fort Bend county citations are delivered to the appropriate county business office.
  • As of April 1, HCC Business Offices will no longer accept payments for any citation. All citations must be paid online through the Citation Portal at https://ecit.hccs.edu .
  • Daily Paid/Unpaid reports are populated by the Police Department, in accordance with the 10-day rule.
  • The police/security officers will participate in the adjudication appeal process when requested. 

Payment of Fines

As of April 1, 2016, all citations must be paid online using our Citation Portal (https://ecit.hccs.edu). Here, you can search for your citation by name, citation number, license plate number, or HCC Tag ID. Payments are securely processed by Cashnet.

Citations must be paid or appealed within 10 business days from the date of issuance to avoid further action. Unpaid/unappealed citations will be assessed as follows:

  • Students who do not pay their tickets within 10 business days from the date of issuance may have their parking privileges revoked and their college transcript withheld and shall be subject to the three unpaid ticket rule until payment is received.
  • Tickets issued to faculty/staff that are not appealed or paid within 10 business days from the date of issuance will be referred to the appropriate administrator, may have their parking privileges revoked and shall be subject to the three unpaid ticket rule until payment is received.
  • Tickets issued to tenant employees that are not appealed or paid within 10 business days from the date of issuance may have their parking privileges revoked and shall be subject to the three unpaid ticket rule until payment is received.
  • All moving and handicap violations may be adjudicated by the HCC appeal process (HCC citations), or in the nearest Justice of the Peace Court or Municipal Court, as authorized by state law (Harris / Fort Bend County Citations). Note the Harris / Fort Bend County fine schedule will be applied to County tickets
The Three Unpaid Ticket Rule: Any vehicle found in violation and that has three or more unpaid tickets on file, shall be ticketed for the current violation and towed at the owner's expense.

Citation Appeal Process

Houston Community College Citations:

  • An HCC parking citation may be appealed by filing an online Parking Appeal Form.  The form must be filed within 10 working days from the day the ticket was received.  Parking citation appeals will be reviewed by an adjudicator on specific dates determined by HCC Police. 
  • All moving, parking, and handicap violations that occurred on HCC Property may be adjudicated by the HCC appeal process.

County Citations (Harris/Fort Bend):

  • Citations issued on behalf of Harris and/or Fort Bend County must be appealed in the assigned Justice of the Peace Court or Municipal Court, as authorized by state law. The applicable County fine schedule will be applied to County tickets. These tickets will become outstanding warrants for your arrest if not resolved.

Administration/Citation Appeal:

ADJUDICATION:

The adjudication process of the dismissal or non-dismissal of the citation is left to the discretion of the assigned Adjudicator.

The adjudicator will record the final disposition of all appealed citations, along with a reason for any dismissal. If the citation is dismissed by the adjudicator for extenuating circumstances, there shall be documentation that reflects the cause of dismissal attached to the appeal form. 

The adjudicator shall provide the HCC Police Department office with the following documentation regarding the final disposition of the appeal process:

A completed appeal packet should include:

  • A printed copy of the completed online HCC Appeal form.
  • An printed copy of the citation issued
  • The date of the appeal hearing/review (if appeal was in writing only) date and time.
  • The final disposition of the citation will be filed with the Police Department. 
  • For dismissal of the ticket, pink copy of the citation should be attached to the appeal form and the adjudicator must document the reason(s) for the dismissal.
  • If the appeal is denied, the pink copy and the appeal denial notification will be returned to the violator.
  • For a student, a hold shall be placed on the violator's grades, transcripts and the Three Unpaid Ticket Rule will be enforced.
  • In the event the violator is an employee, the Police Department will send a notice to the employee's supervisor for management and the Three Unpaid Ticket Rule will be enforced.
  • For violators outside the college community, the ticket will remain unpaid and the Three Unpaid Ticket Rule will be enforced.
Note:  Citations may be appealed only one time. The decision of the adjudicator assigned is final.

 

3100/3200 Main Parking Garage Information

The 3100/3200 Main parking garage is private, accessible only by employees, tenants, contractors, and visitors of 3100 or 3200 Main Street. Access to the parking garage may be gained by entering the Elgin Street entrance. Contractor/tenant access may enter through Stuart Street. The Elgin Street entrance consists of three lanes; two lanes will be utilized for entering and one lane for exiting. The Stuart Street exit consists of single entrance and exit lanes. 

You must have a valid window tag to enter the garage. The parking management office is located on the second floor of 3100 Main Street, in the Conference Services area.

If you are a visitor, you will need to pull a tag from the gate to enter. Validation is available upon completion of your visit to 3100/3200 Main, free of charge.