Parking and Traffic Citations
Campus Police are authorized to issue two types of citations for violations of University parking and traffic regulations:
- University citations are handled by the University, subject to University administrative enforcement charges, and give individuals the right to appeal within the University.
- Court appearance citations are issued by the Campus Police constituting a summons to appear in either municipal court or a justice court.
University citations are issued for offenses described in the University Police Parking and Traffic Regulations Manual. The administrative enforcement charges are as shown in Section 8 of the manual.
Individuals receiving a citation shall remit the amount of the charge to the Accounting and Finance Office within 10 working days. If paying by mail, the citation along with the driver's license number and student ID number should be sent with the payment to:
The University of Texas at Brownsville
Accounting and Finance Office
P.O. Box 3640
Brownsville, Texas 78520
If the citation is not paid within 60 working days after issuance, a $25.00 late charge will be assessed. Unpaid charges for parking offenses are recorded either in the name of the person the vehicle is registered under with some official state motor vehicle registration department or agency, or in the name of the person who has registered the vehicle with the Campus Police Department. See Section 7 of the manual.
Persons with unpaid charges recorded in their names will be ineligible to receive parking permits while such charges remain unpaid. To obtain a permit, a person will either pay the charge or timely request a University hearing. Such a hearing is not an appeal of the parking and traffic citations but is to allow the individual an opportunity to show that the vehicle in question was not owned, registered, or used by the individual. This hearing is not to show that the individual receiving notice of impending sanctions does not have unpaid parking and traffic charges.
A person may initiate a Parking Citation Appeal if they believe that the violation they were charged with did not occur or if extenuating circumstances exist to warrant the dismissal of the citation. Appeals based solely on alleged non-receipt of the citation will not be honored.
All appeals must be in writing and received within 10 calendar days of the date of the citation. Postmarks will not be accepted. Complete appeal forms should be mail or delivered to:
Parking and Traffic Office
One West University Boulevard – Campus Security Center
Brownsville, Texas 78520
If a person appeals a parking citation, the payment due date is temporarily deferred pending the outcome of the review. No late charges will apply during this time. If the citation is dismissed, a letter of notification will be issued and no payment will be necessary. If the citation is deemed valid, a letter of notification will be issued and payment will be due within 14 calendar days of the date of the letter. The Appeals Committee is the final adjudicating authority on campus; no further review will be processed after their ruling.
Refer to the Citation Appeal Review Guidelines and Procedures, attached to the Parking Citation Appeal form, for detailed information regarding the appeal process and examples of acceptable and unacceptable appeal justifications.
Court Appearance Citations
The University reserves the right to issue Court Appearance citations for any violation. It is the general policy of the University, however, to issue Court Appearance citations as follows:
- Moving violations.
- Any violation when the individual’s driving or parking privileges has been suspended.
- An individual’s failure to pay a University citation he or she received, after all reasonable attempts of collection have been made.
When Court Appearance citations are issued, the University citations will be canceled. Failure to discharge Court Appearance citations may result in the issuance of a warrant for the individual’s arrest.
For additional information, contact the University Police Department at 956-882-8233.