All students, faculty, staff and administrators, who operate and park motor vehicles on the Texas Southern University Campus, must register their vehicle with TSU Department of Public Safety. Visitors are required to park in designated visitor parking lots and pay posted parking fees. Visitors parking rates are $1.00 per hour with a maximum charge of $3.00 per ticketed visit.

Student Parking

Vehicle registration must be completed within the first ten (10) days of the start of each semester. Entry gates at all student parking lots and garages will be placed in the open position during these first 10 days, allowing students ample time to obtain their parking permit for the current semester. After the first 10 days all entry gates will be placed in the closed position. Students who have not obtained their parking permit will be denied access to all campus parking facilities until which time the parking permit and access card are obtained.

If a vehicle is acquired after initial registration it must be registered before it can be operated or parked on campus.

How to Obtain Parking Permit Deca

Student parking fees must be paid or a financial deferment granted in order for a student to be issued a parking permit decal. Student must then take their receipt to room 107 of the parking office located on the first floor of the West Parking Garage to pick up the parking decal.

In order to obtain your TSU parking decal, you must have the following items:

•    Valid Driver’s License
•    Valid Auto Insurance Card
•    Current TSU Student ID Card
•    Completed vehicle registration form (can be obtained at room 107 of West Parking Garage)

Decal Fees

(Prices are subject to change without advanced notice):

Evening Students (Classes Start after 5:00pm) $64.00 per semester
Summer Session I $45.00 per session
Summer Session II $45.00 per session
Law School Summer Session $60.00 per session
Pharmacy Students $75.00 per session

Students with more than one vehicle can purchase a 2nd vehicle decal for $20.00

Note: The 2nd permit is available to allow students to drive their secondary vehicle to campus without being subjected to ticketing or towing. It is not designed to be transferrable to other students. Only one of the registered vehicles result is allowed on campus at a time. Violations will revocation of campus parking privileges.

Replacement Decals $10.00 (Lost, stolen, damaged or change of vehicles)

Where Do I Get My Access Card?


All students parking areas, including both garages, are equipped with entry and exit gate arms. Each student must have a gate access card in order gain entry or exit each of the parking facilities.

What are the requirements for obtaining access cards?

After receiving the parking permit decal from room 107 of west parking garage, student must immediately proceed to suite 109 of the west garage to obtain their gate access card or have the card re-activated. Initial access card is provided with out charge upon presenting proof of purchase of initial parking permit. Access card must be maintained by the student throughout their entire tenure at Texas southern University. Each semester the access will be re-activated after purchase of each new semester permit.

What is the cost of a misplaced card?

A $20.00 fee will be assessed for each replacement for lost, damaged or stolen cards. Replacement cards will be purchased directly from Parking Operation, suite 109 West Parking Garage.

What are the basic policies concerning the access card?

•    Student access cards are programmed to access student parking lots only. Including both East and
      West Garages.

•    Cards are not transferable

•    Cards will deactivate at the end of semester and reactivated only after purchase of a parking permit
      for the subsequent semester.

•    Each entry with the access card must be followed by an exit with the access card. 
     An attempt to allow someone else to enter using your card after you have entered
     will result in access being denied. This is recorded as an anti-pass back violation.
     Anti-pass back violations are subject to fines and/or revocation of campus parking privileges.

•    Access cards must be returned at the end of tenure at TSU.

     Access cards can be picked up for Student Parking:

- Location:    West Side Garage

- Time:         8:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Monday thru Friday

- Phone:       713-313-4434


“The acquisition of a TSU parking decal (permit) and the appropriate gate access card does not relieve the user from other parking violations (i.e. fire zone, handicap, no parking zones, sidewalks or grass, reserved spaces, times restraint spaces and etc.). Such violations will subject the vehicle to ticketing and towing.”

Questions about TSU parking can be directed to the Director of Operation or the General Manager, TSU Parking Operations.

Ed Davis 713-313-4432
Cornell Dove 713-313-7746