Persons found to be in violation of any parking regulation on campus will be cited for those violations and issued a campus parking citation. Those fines will be assessed by the Campus Police Department and one citation may contain multiple violations.
Upon receipt of a parking citation, individuals must contact the Central Texas College Police Department, Building 137, by the due date on the front of the citation to make arrangements to pay the fine or submit a written appeal. Failure to pay parking fines may prevent a student from registering for class, receiving copies of transcripts, financial aid or possibly from obtaining a degree from Central Texas College until their financial obligation is met. CTC Staff members, visitors or guests receiving a campus parking citation upon failing to pay parking fines will be noted as a police hold on their CTC financial business office records and if left unpaid may be referred to a collection agency as an unpaid debt.
The following parking violations will be assessed a fine of $25.00 for each violation cited on a campus parking citation, except a campus citation for parked in a handicapped space which is a $50.00 fine ( this is not an all-inclusive list):
Speed limits on campus vary and are posted accordingly. Speed limits in all parking lots shall not exceed 10 miles per hour or 25 miles per hour on any campus roadway. Campus Police vehicles are equipped with operational speed detection devices (radar) and speeding citations are issued as warranted.
A student, staff member, visitor or guest who violates a posted speed limit on campus may be issued a campus speeding citation and assessed a fine of $25.00 plus $1.00-per-mile for each mile in excess of the authorized speed limit.
Speeding violations in excess of 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit may be referred to the applicable Justice of the Peace court for disposition and fines vary by jurisdiction.
Students accumulating as many as three campus citations while enrolled at CTC may be placed on disciplinary probation. Continued parking offenses can lead to suspension of campus driving privileges and may result in dismissal from college. Referrals for repeated campus citations are forwarded to the Director of Student Life and Activities for disciplinary review.
When a person is charged with a violation of any provision of the campus parking/driving regulations, proof that the vehicle was, on the date of the offense, bearing a valid campus parking permit is direct evidence that the holder of the permit, vehicle operator or vehicle owner received the citation and committed the violation.
If the student has the same family name or home address as the registered owner of a vehicle for which a campus citation has been issued, the citation and accompanying violation charges will be recorded in the student’s name. In the case of multiple students residing at the same address using a vehicle registered under that name or address, all names associated with that address will be cross-referenced to the same citation and all associated names will be held financially accountable until payment for the fine is settled.
Unpaid charges for parking violations are recorded in either:
Unpaid parking charges places the students CTC business records on "hold" and prevents the issuance of transcripts, processing of financial aid disbursements and other associated business venues.
Appeal Process (Campus Citation Only): If a person receives a citation and believes it is unwarranted, he/she may enter a plea of Not Guilty at the Central Texas College Police Department, Building 137, and submit a written appeal by filling out an appeal form. Appeals must be requested in person by the "appear by" date written on the front of the citation. All appeals will be reviewed by the Chief of Police or his/her designee for disposition. If a citation is upheld at the first appeal level, students have the right to further appeal the citation to the Director of Student Life Activities if the initial appeal is not granted and must request the further appeal in writing to the Office of the Campus Police. The Director of Student Life Activities makes the final decision for campus citations issued to students. Employees have the right to further appeal any campus parking citation to the Deputy Chancellor, Finance and Administration, if the initial appeal is not granted. The Deputy Chancellor makes the final decision for campus citations issued to employees.
If an appeal for a campus parking citation is not submitted within the above prescribed time or by the Appeal By Date, the citation recipient loses all rights to appeal the citation and a guilty verdict is adjudged and fine assessed.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CITATIONS (STATE LAW VIOLATIONS)
Persons found to be in violation of Texas traffic laws or Class C Misdemeanors on campus will be cited for those violations and issued a Justice of the Peace court citation to the appropriate county (Bell or Coryell) in which the offense occurred. Those fines will be assessed by the applicable judge in the Justice of the Peace court.
Appeal Process (JP Citation Only): Appeals or pleas of not guilty to a Justice of the Peace citation must be presented to the appropriate Justice of the Peace office in the precinct designated on the front of the J.P. citation, not to the campus police department. Failure to respond to a Justice of the Peace citation may result in an arrest warrant issued to the violator for "Failure to Appear".