Traffic Rules & Violations

San Jac officer adding air to vehicle tires


Laws to live by

Drivers on our campuses are governed by the same Texas Motor Vehicle Laws that apply to any other public roadway, as well as college regulations. Our police officers are authorized to issue two types of citations:

  • College Traffic Citations are subject to a violation fee or ticket appeal.
  • Court Appearance Citations require a court appearance, just like traffic tickets issued off campus.

Traffic Rules & Violations


   1st  2nd  3rd
No Parking Permit  $7  $14  $28
Failure to Affix Permit    7    14    28
Backed into Parking Space    7    14    28
Parked in Staff  $15  $30  $60
Parked in Visitors    15    30    60
Parked on Lawn    15    30    60
Parked on Roadway    15    30    60
Blocking Driveway    15    30    60
Failure to Park Within Marked Space    15    30    60
All Moving Violations  $20  $40  $80
Parked in Handicapped  $25  $50  $100
Parked in No Parking    25    50    100


All traffic violations should be paid within 10 days of issuance. Failure to resolve the citation by payment or appeal within the 10 days will result in an additional $2.00 late fee.

To make a compliment or complaint, visit; send an email to; visit any SJC Police Dept. office on any Campus to obtain a compliment or complaint form; or contact a Police Supervisor by calling (281) 476-1820.

Central Campus PD
3802 Luella Blvd, C-34.105
La Porte, TX 77571
281-998-6150, ext. 1820
  North Campus PD
  5800 Uvalde Road, N-12.205
  Houston, Texas 77049
  281-998-6150, ext. 7360
  South Campus PD
  13735 Beamer Road, S-11.100
  Houston, TX 77089
  281-998-6150, ext. 3430

We understand that traffic tickets are not always open-and-shut cases. If you feel a college citation is unjust, you certainly have a right to appeal. The process is fairly simple.

  1. Complete an appeal form and submit it to Campus Police.
  2. Make your appeal within 10 school days from the date of the ticket.
  3. The Dean of Student Development will rule on the matter within 3 business days/working days (M-F).
  4. Check with Campus Police for the verdict.

Parking is provided as a convenience for our students, faculty and staff, and we want to make sure we have enough available spaces so you can park and get to where you need to go. That's why any vehicle parked illegally is subject to being towed or impounded at the owner's expense. We also prohibit the parking of motor homes, trailers or boats on campus.

If you are in an auto accident on campus, or witness one, please report it immediately to Campus Police. Our officers will investigate all accidents on college property, file all reports, facilitate the exchange of information between drivers, render first aid or summon medical assistance, and arrange for vehicles to be towed if necessary.