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Traffic Violations and Fines
Persons found to be in violation of Texas traffic laws on campus will be cited for those violations and issued a Justice of the Peace citation to the appropriate county (Bell or Coryell) in which the offense occurred. Those fines will be assessed by the appropriate judge in the Justice of the Peace court.
Upon receipt of a parking citation, individuals must contact the Central Texas College Police Department, Building 137, within 10 working days of the date of the citation to make arrangements to pay the fine or submit an appeal. Failure to pay parking fines will prevent the student from registering for class, receiving copies of transcripts, or obtaining a degree from Central Texas College.
The following parking violations will be assessed a fine of $25.00 for each violation cited on a campus parking citation (not an all-inclusive list):
- No parking decal/permit
- Parked exceeding 20-minute time limit
- Parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- Parked in red/fire zone
- Parked in a loading zone
- Parked blocking driveway or thoroughfare
- Improper/unsafe parking
- Parked left wheel to curb
- Parked in a reserved space
- Parked blocking a handicapped ramp
- Parked in a crosswalk
- Parked within 20 feet of an intersection
- Parked outside lines provided
- Parked in a maintenance space
- Parked on the grass or landscaping
Speed limits on campus vary and are posted accordingly. Speed limits in all
parking lots shall not exceed 10 miles per hour. All Campus Police vehicles
are equipped with operational speed detection devices (radar). A student,
staff member, or guest guilty of violating a posted speed limit on campus
will be assessed a fine of $25.00 plus $1.00-per-mile for each mile in excess
of the authorized speed limit if issued a campus citation. Speeding violations
in excess of 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit will be referred
to the applicable Justice of the Peace court for disposition. Students accumulating
as many as three campus citations while enrolled at CTC may be placed
on disciplinary probation, or may be suspended from college. Continued parking
offenses can lead to suspension of campus driving privileges and may result
in dismissal from college. Referrals for repeated campus citations are directed to the Director of Student Life Activities.
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 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 the same vehicle, all names associated with that address will be cross-referenced to the same citation should a valid parking permit not exist.
Unpaid charges for parking violations are recorded in either:
- The name of the person who the parking permit was issued to;
- The name of the previous parking permit owner/registrant;
- The name of the person who has previously paid parking citation charges on the vehicle;
- The registered owner or driver; or
- Any combination of the above.
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 complete an appeal form. All appeals must be entered within 10 days of the date of the citation. All appeals will be reviewed by the Chief of Police or his/her designee for disposition. Appeals or pleas of not guilty to a Justice of the Peace citation must be presented to the appropriate Justice of the Peace judge in the court designated on the front of the J.P. citation.
Students have the right to further appeal any parking citation to the Director of Student Life.
If an appeal is not submitted within the above prescribed time, the citation recipient loses his/her right to appeal the campus citation.