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Members of the university community who park on campus must obtain a permit from Parking Services. The permit must be properly displayed for a vehicle to be legally parked on campus. Faculty, staff and students may register multiple vehicles and the hangtag may be moved to any vehicle being operated by the permit purchaser.

Throughout the year, parking lots and garages will be impacted by various events including, but not limited to: student move-in and move-out, commencement, reunions, athletic events and construction.

Parking on Aikman Drive
Parking along Aikman Drive near the Austin Building is limited to those members of the SFA faculty and staff, as designated by the president and vice presidents, who have a current, valid "AA" permit.

Loading Zones
Loading zones/docks are intended for the delivery of bulky items that cannot be carried long distances. The operator of a vehicle making deliveries must be actively loading or unloading the vehicle with the flashers engaged, and may not be parked in the loading zone for longer than 15 minutes. When loading/unloading is completed, the vehicle must be relocated to the assigned lot. If the loading/unloading activity will take longer than 15 minutes contact Parking Services for assistance.

Types of Parking Permits

Student Parking Permits

Students may purchase permits to allow them to park their car on campus. The person to whom a university parking permit is issued is responsible for any citation issued with respect to a car displaying that permit or a vehicle registered through Parking Services by that person. If the vehicle does not display a valid university parking permit and is not registered through Parking to any university permit holder, then the person to whom the vehicle is registered through the Texas Department of Transportation or other government agency at the time of issuance of the citation and that individual's university affiliate (faculty, staff or student) are responsible for the citation. It is the permit holder's responsibility to make parking regulations known to any person operating a vehicle on university property.

Please complete the permit application through the Parking portal via your mySFA account. The fee for the permit will be posted to your eBill.

Student Permit Types, Eligibility and Prices

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  • Class "PG" - Student Center Garage Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA students
    • Price: $435 for 12 months or $200 per semester (fall and spring)
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Student Center Parking Garage or Commuter spaces
       
  • Class "C" - Commuter Student Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA students not living in university housing
    • Price: $112 for 12 months; $76 if purchased in the spring; $37 if purchased in the summer
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Commuter spaces on campus
       
  • Class "H" - Resident Student Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA students with a current SFA housing assignment
    • Price: $145 for 12 months; $99 if purchased in the spring; $48 if purchased in the summer
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Resident or Commuter spaces
       
  • Class "M" - Motorcycle Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Students
    • Price: $60 for 12 months; $43 if purchased in the spring; $22 if purchased in the summer
    • Where: Valid in any area designated for motorcycle parking space
       
  • Class "S" - Commuter Student Daily Surface Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA students without a SFA housing assignment
    • Price: $3 each (minimum purchase of five permits)
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Commuter Student spaces on campus
       
  • Class "K" - Resident Housing Student Daily Surface Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA students with a SFA housing assignment
    • Price: $3 each (minimum purchase of five permits)
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Resident or Commuter spaces

Permit Rates and Prorated Prices

Permit Type Annual Spring Summer
Garage Annual $435 NA NA
Garage Semester $200 $200 NA
Commuter $112 $76 $37
Resident $145 $99 $48
Motorcycle $60 $43 $22

 

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

Faculty and staff may purchase permits to allow them to park their car on campus. The person to whom a university parking permit is issued is responsible for any citation issued with respect to a car displaying that permit or a vehicle registered through Parking Services by that person. If the vehicle does not display a valid university parking permit and is not registered through Parking Services to any university permit holder, then the person to whom the vehicle is registered through the Texas Department of Transportation or other government agency at the time of issuance of the citation and that individual's university affiliate (faculty, staff or student) are responsible for the citation. It is the permit holder's responsibility to make parking regulations known to any person operating a vehicle on university property.

Faculty/Staff Permit Types and Prices

2020-2021 Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

  • Class "AA" - Faculty/Staff All Area Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Faculty and Staff as designated by the President and Vice Presidents.
    • Price: Refer to Appendix A of the Parking Services Regulations policy 13.14 for rates.
    • Where: Valid in any space on university property, except Disabled spaces (unless a state disabled placard or license plate is displayed), or Reserved spaces (Service truck, Hall Director, Visitor, etc.)
       
  • Class "F" - Faculty/Staff Parking Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Faculty and Staff
    • Price: Refer to Appendix A of the Parking Services Regulations policy 13.14 for rates.
    • Where: Valid in the Faculty/Staff lots except Aikman Drive, which requires an AA permit, Disabled spaces (unless a state disabled placard or license plate is displayed), Resident spaces or Reserved spaces (Service truck, Hall Director, Visitor, etc.)
       
  • Class "PG" - Student Center Garage Contract Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Faculty and Staff
    • Price: $435 for 12 months
    • Where: Valid for parking in the Student Center Parking Garage
       
  • Class "M" - Motorcycle Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Faculty and Staff
    • Price: $60 for 12 months; $43 if purchased in the spring; $22 if purchased in the summer
    • Where: Valid in any area designated for motorcycle parking
       
  • Class "B" - Faculty/Staff Class "B" Daily Surface Permit
    • Eligibility: SFA Faculty and Staff
    • Price: $3 each (minimum purchase of 5 permits)
    • Where: Valid in the faculty/staff lots except Aikman Drive, which requires an AA permit, Disabled spaces (unless a state disabled placard or license plate is displayed), Resident spaces or Reserved spaces (Service truck, Hall Director, Visitor, etc.).

Visitor Parking Permits

A visitor is defined as anyone who is not enrolled in classes or is not employed by the university or a contractor or vendor providing goods or services to the university, who is not affiliated with the university in any way. SFA faculty, staff and students are not considered visitors and therefore not eligible for visitor permits or for parking in visitor spaces at any time.

Visitors may obtain a one-day parking permit at the Information Booth located on Griffith Blvd open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except official university holidays, or at the Parking Services office, located on the first floor of the Wilson Parking Garage from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, except official university holidays. After 5:00 p.m. or weekends and university holidays, the UPD is able to provide a one-day permit.

Contractor and Vendor Parking Permits

Parking Services recognizes the important role each contractor plays and wishes to accommodate parking needs to the best of their ability. However, with limited parking on the SFA campus, it is essential the university have clear and concise policies and procedures to accommodate the contractors and vendors who have business on campus.

Contractors are comprised of individuals within a company that has been hired by the university to perform construction and/or renovation or building repair. Vendors include any individual, company, or corporation that provides a product or service to the university. This includes sales representatives, consultants, recruiters, and contracted companies conducting business with SFA. Individuals who have an SFA affiliation (faculty, staff and students) do not qualify as a contractor or vendor and must purchase the appropriate permit for their university affiliation.

Permit Rates

  • Class "CV" - Contractor/Vendor Parking permit
    • Eligibility: Any non-affiliated vendor, salesperson, technical representative, other service personnel (such as copier repairers) or contractor. Students, faculty and staff are not eligible for Vendor/Service permits.
    • Price: $170 valid yearly August to August
    • Where: Valid for parking in Faculty/Staff spaces when conducting university business, except along Aikman Drive.
       
  • Class "B" - Daily Permit
    • Price: $3 each (minimum purchase of 5 permits)
    • Where: Valid in the Faculty/Staff lots except Aikman Drive, which requires an AA permit, ADA spaces (unless a state ADA placard or license plate is displayed), Resident spaces or Reserved spaces (Service truck, Hall Director, Visitor, etc.). These permits may not be issued to SFA students.

Parking citations may be issued to those parking illegally!

  • Avoid citations by purchasing a parking permit and parking in an appropriate location.
  • Pay or appeal any citation within 10 days of the date of the citation.
  • Any vehicle with 3 or more outstanding citations and no SFA parking permit may be immobilized (booted). Should this occur all outstanding citations must be paid within 36 hours or the vehicle is subject to towing.

Disability Parking Permits

Parking for Customers with Disabilities

Designated ADA (handicapped/disabled) parking spaces are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued ADA hangtags or ADA license plates. Parking Services is committed to providing programs and services that ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the Department of Justice regulations as well as the Texas Department of Transportation. Information concerning the provisions contained and the rights provided within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are available below. Parking Services is committed to providing programs and services that do not discriminate on the basis of disability.

Disabled Visitor Parking

Visitors to the SFA campus are always welcome. Parking Services has provided parking accommodations for ADA visitors in locations throughout campus. Designated ADA parking spaces are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued handicap hangtags or ADA license plates and must also display an SFA visitor permit. Visitor permits are available at the Visitor Booth on Griffith Blvd and at Parking Services located on the first floor of the Wilson Parking Garage. If parking is not available in one of the visitor areas or if special arrangements are needed, please call Parking at 936-468-PARK (7275). Violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing.

Disabled Faculty, Staff and Student Parking

Designated ADA parking spaces in surface lots are for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying county-issued handicap hangtags or disabled license plates. Individuals who park in ADA spaces must display from their rearview mirror their own valid SFA parking permit AND county-issued ADA hangtag (or disabled license plate affixed in the designated location on the vehicle). Unauthorized parking in ADA parking spaces, in the access aisles between two ADA spaces, or blocking ADA ramps is a violation for which persons will be issued a $150 citation. Persons who park in ADA spaces must display their own valid SFA parking permit, and county-issued ADA hangtag or ADA license plate at all times permits are required according to the parking rules. The handicap hangtag or disabled license plate must be issued in the name of the disabled person utlizing the vehicle parked in a handicap space. Handicap placards, driver license, identification card and similar information must be provided upon request by any uniformed parking or UPD officer in order to demonstrate proof of eligibility for handicap parking privileges.

Companions who drive for handicapped individuals may utilize designated handicapped parking spaces only in the lots where they are transporting the individual with the disabling condition. It would be considered a violation of the parking regulations for a companion to drop a disabled passenger at a building on one side of campus and park in a handicap space on the other side of campus. Companions parking in handicap spaces must display the handicapped individual's county-issued hangtag or be driving the individual's vehicle with a handicapped license plate, in addition to the disabled person's SFA parking permit.

Disabled Veteran Parking

SFA proudly provides veterans who have qualified disability ratings with a free on-campus parking permit.

Temporary Disability for SFA Faculty, Staff and Students

A temporary permit, valid for up to one week, may be obtained by a person who is temporarily disabled, due to illness or injury, to park in areas other than the area designated on his/her regular valid permit. An application for this permit must be accompanied by a doctor's statement. Parking assignments will be made in keeping with available resources. Those requiring disabled parking in excess of one week must obtain a state temporary disabled placard.

View our ADA Parking Map.

SFA On-line Student Parking

We are aware that most of your classes are conducted on the Web, but from time to time you will have a need to come to campus to take a test, meet with an instructor, or visit the library. Parking on the SFA campus requires a parking permit and while you may purchase an annual student permit, we offer options for daily parking.

Short-Term Paid Parking

Download the Parkmobile app to pay for parking in Lot 21 and Lot 61, near the Lumberjack Landing freshmen residence hall and Steen Library. Enter your license plate number, the amount of time you plan to stay, and your payment type into the Parkmobile app. Pay by credit card at the rate of $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 per additional hour stay and you are ready to go! Payment is by credit card only.

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Commuter Scratch-off Permit

Valid for one day, you can buy the permit, sold in packs of 5, for $3 each. Just scratch off the month and the day of your visit on campus, park in a commuter student lot, and you are safe from a ticket. Stop by the Parking Services office in the Wilson Garage to purchase your permits, and we will add the cost to your student bill.

Student Center Parking Garage

Parking in the Student Center Parking Garage enables easy access to the Student Center, STEM Building, Kennedy Auditorium, Austin, Boynton and Rusk buildings. Parking is $2.00 for the first hour, and $1.00 per additional hour. Payment is by cash or credit card.

Contact

Parking Services
Phone: 936.468.7275 | Fax: 936.468.7089
sfaparking@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
1925 Wilson Dr.
(First floor of the Wilson Parking Garage)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6132, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas  75962
 

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