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UPPS 05.07.02 § 13.01

"Parking inside fenced staging or construction areas will be limited. The staging areas are not intended to be parking areas."

Contractor Permit Rules

Texas State University students, faculty, and staff may not ever use contractor permits.

  • Permit requests, changes, and updates will only be accepted from authorized Company Contact.
  • Once permits are requested they must be paid for. Permits must be paid to be activated.
  • Permit requests may not be canceled.  
  • Permit approval takes 3 – 5 business days. Permit processing times takes 3 – 5 business days. At peak times, such as preparing for the start of a new academic year, permit approval and processing may take longer.
  • Contractor Permits are virtual and follow all rules regarding virtual display of permits.
  • If an assigned license plate leaves the company, it is the company’s responsibility to notify Parking Services so it can be removed from their account.  A new vehicle can be added to existing permits only if it is replacing a vehicle that is being removed from that permit. 
  • Contractors may not use pay-to-park options on campus. All contractors parking on campus must have a permit obtained through the Parking Services construction contractor process.

Account Security

The following activities exemplify inappropriate use of the university’s information resources per UPPS 04-01-07. These and similar activities are strictly prohibited for all users:

  • Failure to protect an account from unauthorized use
  • Falsely representing one’s identity through the use of another individual’s account

Permit Information

Permit Duration:

Yearly Permits

  • Valid from purchase date thru August 04, 2024.
  • Only one vehicle may be assigned to a permit.

Weekly Permits

  • Must list a start date.
  • Maximum of 8 weeks, per request.
  • Only valid on the vehicle they are issued to.

Permit Options:

Red Zone Permits

  • Intended for job superintendents and limited essential personnel.
  • Maximum 5 permits per project.
    • Subcontractors are limited to 2 red permits per project.
  • Permits not registered to a specific project will be considered to be for "campus wide use" and will count towards the maximum number of red permits the company is eligible for the entirety of the academic year.

P10 West/Round Rock Permits

  • Intended for general contractors and workers.
  • San Marcos - Only valid in the P10 West parking lot.
  • Round Rock - Only valid in the purple parking zones at the Round Rock Higher Education Center.

Permit Costs

Permit Prices are pro-rated at the end of each long semester. Listed permit prices reflect price before sales tax is applied.

Permit TypeAnnual CostWeekly Cost
Yearly Red Zone Permit$335$8
P10 West / Round Rock$115$6

Permit Display:

  • The license plate associated with the permit must be accurate and visible.
  • Contractor annual and weekly permits are virtual.
  • Contractor Permits follow all rules regarding the display of permits, both virtual and physical.
  • Physical permits must be hung from the rear-view mirror with decal number facing toward the front windshield.
  • Vehicles illegally parked on campus or those that do not have a permit are subject to ticketing, immobilization (booting), and towing at the vehicle owners' expense.

Citation Information

  • The Company or Business is solely responsible for all citations.
  • All citations MUST be paid before any permits will be processed.
  • Any person or company that has parked a vehicle(s) on University property which has (have) been issued five (5) or more tickets in a 12-month period will be considered a Chronic Offender of the university's parking rules. For the sixth (6th) and all subsequent violations, the ticket fee will be $150 and the vehicle is subject to impound.

Service Delivery Permits

To utilize loading zones and/or service and delivery parking spaces, a Service Delivery Permit must be displayed in addition to a Construction\Contractor parking permit.

To request a Service Delivery Permit, complete the Service Delivery Permit Request form and return it to

Parking Permit Request Forms

A permit request form must be filled out every time permits are requested. Incomplete forms will be returned for completion. This will reset the approval and processing times.

By completing the form, contractors acknowledge and agree to abide by all Texas State University Parking Rules and Regulations, and the Contractor Rules.

Submitting a permit request does not guarantee approval. Until the request has been approved and processed, and the permit(s) has been paid for and activated, the vehicle does not have a permit, and is subject to citation and/or immobilization.

Permit / Vehicle Update Request

Permits may be updated when a vehicle has been removed or replaced on a project, or when a vehicle has received new license plates.

Permit requests, license plate changes, license plate updates will only be accepted from authorized Company Contact. This prevents the company from being responsible for unauthorized changes, citations, and/or charges.

Permit/vehicle update requests processing time takes 1 - 3 business days. At peak times, such as preparing for the start of a new academic year, processing may take longer.

Authorized Company Contact Information

After the initial company setup, updates to authorized Company Contacts must be done by a authorized Company Contact. Parking Services suggests that there always be at least two updated authorized Company Contacts at all times.

If no currently authorized Company Contacts are still with the company, please email for additional assistance.